I remember when I tasted a homemade chocolate truffle recipe for the first time. I was a nanny in New York, and my nanny family gifted me with some Christmas chocolate for the holidays. There were four different boxes, each with a different kind of candy. All of them delicious chocolate desserts to be sure, but it was the recipe for the chocolate truffle balls that quickly found its way into my heart! Over the years, I've watched my mom experiment with chocolate candy recipes to make for the holidays, but she never tried a truffle recipe even though I've made my case for it many times. I decided it was time to take matters into my own hands. After a few unsuccessful attempts, finally, I think I've at least landed an easy homemade chocolate truffle recipe. I know if I can make this, then anyone can.
How do you Make Chocolate Truffles?
I don't know about how you make all truffles recipes, but this one is way easy and tasty, too. Here's what you need and how you make it:
- ½ c. chocolate chips, bittersweet or semisweet
- ½ c. Biscoff Spread
- 20 Biscoff Cookies
- ½ c. powdered sugar
Directions for the chocolate truffle recipe:
- Microwave the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for approximately one minute, making sure to stir up the chocolate until it's all melted completely.
- Add in the Biscoff spread, stirring until the ingredients are combined. Let it sit.
- Crush the cookies in a food processor.
- Put aside two tablespoons of the crushed Biscoff cookies, and then stir the remaining crushed cookies into the chocolate. Mix well.
- Put the cookie and chocolate truffle mix in the fridge for about 10 minutes. At the five minute mark, stir the ingredients. Avoid chilling the mixture for longer than 10 minutes; it'll make the mixture too stiff to work with.
- Form separate heaping teaspoons of the truffle mixture. Put these on a tray that you've lined with wax paper.
- Allow the truffle recipe mixture to stand at room temperature for about 20 minutes. This will allow them to air.
- In the meantime, prepare a small bowl of powdered sugar.
- Make truffle balls from each of the heaping teaspoons of the truffle mix.
- Coat them with the powdered sugar. It's easiest if you use two forks to coat them.
- Serve them in fancy candy cups or on a tray.
- The truffle recipe makes about two dozen truffle balls.
If you don't have a food processor, you can crush the cookies by putting them in a heavy-duty freezer bag and crunching them up with a rolling pin.
If as you're making the teaspoons of truffle mix it becomes too wet, stir in the extra cookies one teaspoon at a time to soak up the moisture.
This easy homemade chocolate truffle recipe is a great gift. Put them in a pretty foil-lined box and make them a part of a gift basket. There's instructions in the video at the top of the screen for making a gift basket.