A truffle by any name is still a truffle still the same. Right? Well that’s my theory! However here is the most basic and traditional recipe for traditional chocolate truffles.

This recipe makes about 3 dozen truffles.

Chocolate Truffles

  • ½ Cup unsalted butter
  • 2 1/3 Cup confectioner’s sugar
  • ½ Cup cocoa
  • ¼ Cup heavy or whipping cream
  • 1½ teaspoon vanilla

Centers: pecan, walnuts, whole almonds or after-dinner mints.

Coatings: coconut, crushed nuts, confectioners’ sugar

Put the cream butter in a large mixer bowl. Next, combine 2 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar and the cocoa.

Add alternately with cream and vanilla to butter. Blend well. Chill until firm. Shape small amount of mixture around a desired center; roll into 1 inch balls. Drop into desired coating and turn until well covered. Chill until firm.

Source: Sinfully Delicious