Valentine's Day DIY: Chocolate Truffles

By The Celebration Team 15 Feb, 2011

Valentine's Day DIY: Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate truffles are, undeniably, one of life’s truest, purest pleasures. Make your own delicious chocolate and coffee truffles, using this easy recipe:

You will need:

  • 250 grams dark chocolate, broken into small pieces (at least 70% cocoa)
  • 250 millilitres double cream
  • 100 grams chocolate (milk, dark or white)
  • 50 grams unsalted butter, diced (room temperature)
  • ½ teaspoon instant coffee granules (or to taste)


  • Bring the cream to the boil in a saucepan.
  • Put the chocolate and coffee into a mixing bowl and slowly add the hot cream to the bowl.
  • Stir gently until the chocolate has melted completely.
  • Leave this mixture to cool for approximately 3 minutes.
  • Add the butter and stir gently. There must be no oil on top of the mixture, and it should have the consistency of mayonnaise.
  • Put the mixture into the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours.
  • Remove from the fridge and, with cool or cold hands, roll portions of the mixture into small balls and place these on wax paper.
  • Melt the white-, dark- or milk chocolate and roll the balls in this to form an outer chocolate shell.
  • Allow to set and enjoy these with your lover this Valentine’s Day.

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