Create Your Own Chocolate Truffle Recipe!

Written by Roar Elias

This chocolate truffle recipe is great basic confectionery, and can be varied in a number of ways. Truffles are so easy to make, and are great for experimentation.

There are classic recipes like Viennese truffles or rum truffles, but how about chili and cinnamon flavored truffles, or even ginger and apple flavored truffles?

Start with the basic chocolate truffle recipe to get a hang of the technique, and then work your way from there.

You can also experiment with coating. In the recipe below I suggest cocoa powder, but why not try finely chopped nuts and melted dark chocolate?

What about oreos cookie crumbs covered chocolate truffle? Can you come up with an even more original chocolate truffle recipe?

Sardines anyone?

Common flavors to work with are:

  • Rum
  • Brandy
  • Mint
  • Orange
  • Amaretto
  • Almond
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon
  • Cardamon
  • Chili

And of course, chocolate!

But why just stick to the common options? Mix and match and let us know which variety is your favorite!

When serving the recipe below to children we substitute the liquor for rum or brandy essence, and use sweetened cocoa powder for coating.

A nice variation is using white chocolate, which works nicely with the cocoa coating.



  • 8 ounces of chocolate (62% cacao or higher), chopped or grated
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 tspn of vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tbspn of Brandy or Rum
  • 1 tspn of Cinnamon
  • Cocoa powder


  • 225 g of chocolate (62% cacao or higher), chopped or grated
  • 1 dl of heavy cream
  • 1 tspn of vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tbspn of Brandy
  • 1 tspn of Cinnamon
  • Cocoa powder


  1. Bring the heavy cream to a simmer in a small pan.
  2. Stir in the brandy and cinnamon.
  3. Pour the hot mixture over the chocolate in a mixing bowl.
  4. Add vanilla extract
  5. Let stand for a few minutes and then stir until smooth.
  6. Let the ganache (that's what its called) cool off in the fridge for two hours.
  7. Quickly roll the truffles in your hands (to avoid melting).
  8. Place on a sheet of baking paper and leave in the refrigerator over night.
  9. Roll in cocoa powder and serve!

If the cocoa powder has trouble sticking, leave the truffles in the refrigerator after coating.

As this website grows I image chocolate truffles to become a major part of what we have to offer. It is wholly possible to dedicate an entire website to truffles alone, and personally I love coming up with new variations and spins on the basic fare.

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