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Salted Caramel Chocolate Truffles Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Chill for
4 hrs
 

With just four ingredients, you can make smooth, delicious, simple Salted Caramel Chocolate Truffles recipe for any occasion — like Valentine's Day!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 30 truffles
Author: Gemma Stafford
Ingredients
  • 1 ⅓ cups (8oz/225g) bittersweet chocolate
  • ¾ cup (7½ oz/213g)  salted caramel sauce (homemade or store bought)
  • ¼ cup (2oz/57g) heavy cream
Chocolate Coating
  • 1 cup (6oz/170g) bittersweet chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
Instructions
Chocolate Truffle Mixture
  1. Roughly chop the bittersweet chocolate and place into a medium bowl. Set aside.

  2. In a small pot or in the microwave, heat the salted caramel sauce and cream together until hot.

  3. Pour the hot caramel sauce over the chocolate, and let stand for 10 minutes. Once the chocolate has melted give the truffle mix a stir to emulsify but just briefly. Over mixing can cause the mix to separate and become oily.

  4. When the mixture is smooth, transfer to the refrigerator and allow to chill until set, about 4 hours or overnight. The ganache can be made up to 3 days in advance.

Coating the Truffles
  1. Line a small baking sheet with parchment. Using a spoon, scoop out the truffle in rounded teaspoonfuls and roll until smooth in your hands. Place the truffles on the baking sheet and chill until ready for coating in chocolate.

  2. Melt the coating chocolate over in a bowl over a pot of simmering water*. Place a spoonful of the melted chocolate in the palm of your hand. Roll the chilled truffle in the chocolate until coated.

  3. Straight away toss the truffle into cocoa powder and allow the cocoa to stick to the wet chocolate. Continue with the remaining truffles. Allow the truffles to set in the fridge.

  4. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to gift, but just before eating allow them to sit at room temperature for the best flavor. Enjoy!

  5. *The chocolate can be melted carefully in a microwave, a few seconds at a time until it is almost melted, then allow it to stand and mix it.