3 ingredient delicious chocolate truffles​

It’s no secret that I absolutely LOVE chocolate, I haven’t come across a type of chocolate yet that I didn’t like, so if there are any that you think I should try, I would love to hear about it! The fact that I love chocolate also means that I love to cook with it because then I get to eat whatever I make 😀

Do you love chocolate too? Then you might want my easy and delicious brownie recipe as well.

This year I celebrated New Years in Belgium with one of my best friends, now Belgium is known for waffles and chocolate (amongst other things), and during my time in Belgium, I ate indescribable amounts of both, including some amazing chocolate truffles! 

Then a couple of weeks ago I was really craving the creamy goodness of chocolate truffles and I decided to try to recreate the ones from Belgium. The ones in Belgium were dark chocolate and orange, and I “recreated” those, plus 2 more kinds that I just figured would be good pairings 🙂 

The 3 kinds I made were:

  • Dark chocolate and orange
  • Dark chocolate and raspberry 
  • White chocolate and lemon

Now I wanted to make this recipe simple, and I don’t think you can make it much simpler than this, I only use 3 ingredients for each truffle – And they still taste amazing!! 

 

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I forgot to take a picture before I made the ones with orange so there are just the 2 kinds here 🙂 

 

Ingredients – Dark chocolate and orange:

  • 250 g (8.8 ounces) of dark chocolate
    • Keep in mind that if you buy the kind of chocolate that doesn’t taste like real chocolate – your truffles won’t either… So I recommend a kind of chocolate meant for baking 
  • 0.5 dl (0.2 cups) of heavy cream
    • You need less cream for this one because of all the liquid from the orange
  • The juice and pulp of one orange

Ingredients – Dark chocolate and raspberry:

  • 250 g (8.8 ounces) of dark chocolate
    • Keep in mind that if you buy the kind of chocolate that doesn’t taste like real chocolate – your truffles won’t either… So I recommend a kind of chocolate meant for baking 
  • 1 dl (0.4 cups) of heavy cream
  • 6 tablespoons of raspberry jam
    • You can use fresh raspberries instead, it takes away a bit of the sweetness though so you might want to add in a little sugar if you find that it is too bitter – I would recommend to use around 100 g (3.5 ounces) if you decide to go with fresh berries

Ingredients – White chocolate and lemon:

  • 250 g (8.8 ounces) of white chocolate
    • Keep in mind that if you buy the kind of chocolate that doesn’t taste like real chocolate – your truffles won’t either… So I recommend a kind of chocolate meant for baking 
  • 1 dl (0.4 cups) of heavy cream
  • The zest of 1 lemon and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
    • Alternatively, you can use 3 tablespoons of lemon juice – but then you need to use a bit less  cream because of the liquid from the lemon

Directions – for all:

  • Break up the chocolate into smaller bits and put it in a bowl
  • Heat the cream, just until it starts to simmer, over medium heat – remember to stir! 
  • Pour the cream over the chocolate and stir together until it’s smooth
    • The heat from the cream should be able to melt the chocolate if you stir it enough, but if you’re having trouble just pop it into the microwave for 10 seconds and stir again – repeat until it’s smooth.
    • You will most likely need to do this for the dark chocolate and orange one, since there is less cream to melt the chocolate
  • Add in the orange/jam/lemon juice and stir together
    • Make sure to taste to see that you agree with my quantities 🙂
  • Put it in the fridge until it’s set
    • I usually leave mine in overnight just to be sure
  • Roll the “cream” into little balls and cover them in cacao powder
    • Don’t worry if your truffles don’t come out round when you scoop them up, you can roll them more easily when they’re covered in cacao powder. 
    • If you still think your truffles are a little too soft just pop them in the freezer when you’re done rolling and covering them in cacao. 
  • ENJOY

The truffles can be kept for up till 5 days if you store them in the fridge. 

I hope you enjoy these little truffles as much as I do! Let me know how they turn out for you or if you have discovered amazing new flavor combinations that I need to try! 

Lots of love, Anne 

 

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