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Hot Chocolate Truffles

4.71 from 24 votes
Hot Chocolate Chocolate Truffles say Happy Christmas. Add this brilliant little flavor bomb to your holiday gifts and treats.
Hot Chocolate Truffles - Wow your family this Christmas with these delicious Hot Chocolate Truffles!!

Hi Bold Bakers!

For me Hot Chocolate says Christmas. And my Hot Chocolate Truffles say HAPPY Christmas! I love how people take the time to do something special for their family and friends at this time of year. I like wrapping gifts with pretty ribbons, dropping by to visit friends and family, and sharing lots of meals and holiday baking. This year I created a ton of Holiday Baking Recipes for you and your family to enjoy. My Hot Chocolate Truffles recipe is one of the best, and a great way to show someone special that you care!

 

Imagine a little chocolate flavor bomb you drop into warm milk whenever friends come around, allowing you to make the most decadent hot chocolate in minutes! Well these Hot Chocolate Truffles are just that. They look like a chocolate truffle, and can be enjoyed by themselves, but they are also the base to a super rich and indulgent holiday hot chocolate.

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These Hot Chocolate Truffles start with basic Chocolate Ganache.  (Ganache is super handy, check out these 3 Ways to use Chocolate Ganache). First you melt together good quality chocolate and cream, then you pop it into the fridge to set. After about an hour you scoop your truffles out and roll them in your coating of choice.

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The creative finish is to roll each Hot Chocolate Truffle in the topping of your choice. If you like a peppermint hot chocolate, roll your truffle in crushed peppermint candies. If you like marshmallows in your cocoa just roll your truffles in mini marshmallow. It really is that easy. You keep these perfect little Hot Chocolate Truffles in the fridge and whenever you want that extra special holiday drink, just pop these into a mug of hot milk.

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Have you seen my Holiday Baking Headquarters page? There you will find every recipe you could possibly need for the Holidays including Easy Sugar Cookies, my Last Minute Christmas Pudding, and more edible gifts!

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Hot Chocolate Truffles Recipe

4.71 from 24 votes
Hot Chocolate Chocolate Truffles say Happy Christmas. Add this brilliant little flavor bomb to your holiday gifts and treats.
Author: adapted from yourcupofcake.com
Servings: 20
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Hot Chocolate Chocolate Truffles say Happy Christmas. Add this brilliant little flavor bomb to your holiday gifts and treats.
Author: adapted from yourcupofcake.com
Servings: 20

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (12oz/340g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup (8floz/225ml) cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Optional Toppings:
  • Cocoa powder
  • Crushed peppermint candy
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Mini Marshmallows

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a pot and melt together on low heat. Stir to combine.
  • Let ganache mixture cool in the fridge until stiff enough to scoop.
  • Make small scoops, about 2 tablespoons each. Place on a baking trey in the freezer for one hour.
  • Remove scoops form the freezer and roll into balls.
  • Roll in your choice of topping: Crushed peppermint candy, cocoa powder, cinnamon, mini marshmallows (If you try the mini marshmallows, you really have to push the marshmallows into the chocolate balls).
  • Store the truffles in an container at room temperature or in the fridge. Either is fine. The will keep fresh for 1 weeks at room temperature and 4 weeks in the fridge.
  • When ready, drop chocolate balls into 1 ½ cups of hot milk and stir!

 

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8 months ago

Hey I used semi sweet chocolate chips from Ghirardelli. The hot mixture seemed a bit on the sour side to me..is it because of the salt in it? I haven’t tried Ghirardelli before hence want to check. I hope the truffles turn out fine.

Mary Tielve
1 year ago

Hi Gemma! I made these with semi sweet chocolate and they came out great! Then I dis the same with milk chocolate for my granddbabies who don’t like semi sweet and it refused to stiffen up. What did I do wrong?
Thanks so much!
Mary

Erika
Erika
1 year ago

Hi!!:) can I make this with full fat coconut milk?

Kat
Kat
1 year ago

Hi Gemma,

Silly question, lol, but can you use a cookie scoop to make them all the same size? And if being given as gifts how long in advance can you make them so once you give them out they will still be good and last awhile for the receiver?

Danielle
Danielle
1 year ago

Hi Gemma! These are great. They taste delicious. Unfortunately I tried to make them with a coconut/almond milk cream but they didn’t set! Do you have any suggestions for making them with lactose free products, maybe a coconut cream? Thanks!

1 year ago

Hi Gemma ♥️ I was wondering if I can make these with white chocolate? I know the makeup of it is different but my DIL loves white hot chocolate.. TIA

Ashley Spahr
Ashley Spahr
1 year ago

Hi. I was just wondering if it would be okay to use all milk chocolate to make these?

Ashley Spahr
Ashley Spahr
1 year ago

Hi! I was thinking if making these as gifts for some family I’m visiting for the holidays. I was just wondering if you could make them with all milk chocolate? And if I was thinking of adding in some peppermint extract, how much would be enough?

1 year ago

Hello maam gemma thank you

Valerie Anglim
Valerie Anglim
2 years ago

So yummy and easy to do! Thanks!
Brilliant website and Facebook vids!

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