These simple 2 ingredient chocolate truffles are easy to make, super decadent and look impressive on any fruit or dessert platter! They also make a great homemade gift. Plus I’ve got 3 flavour ideas – dark chocolate, white chocolate & Bailey’s truffles!
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Are truffles something you make a lot of? My mum has always made amazing truffles – she does a chocolate and an apricot version (I’ll share those with you one day!) but today in the name of simplicity, I’ve got 3 amazing 2 ingredient chocolate truffle recipes for you!
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These truffles are basically just ganache. Cream + chocolate. The ratio is 2:1 chocolate: cream so as long as you have the ratio correct, you can play around with flavours!
I’ve kept it pretty simple with the ideas
- Dark chocolate + cream
- White chocolate + cream
- Milk chocolate + Bailey’s
But you could try adding peppermint essence, instant coffee powder or vanilla extract for extra flavour!
And they are so simple to make! Heat the cream (either in the microwave or on the stove) add the chopped up chocolate and let sit for 5 minutes and then whisk together until the chocolate is all melted and the mixture is smooth. If the chocolate hasn’t melted completely, put the mixture back in the microwave or on the stove until it has.
Then you need to cool the mixture. Cover it and place in the fridge for a couple of hours, or until you can form balls with your hands. Depending on the chocolate you use and the temperature of your kitchen, they can be a little fussy. I found the Bailey’s ones rolled really well straight away, whereas the white chocolate ones were quite soft so I formed them into rough balls and then put them in the fridge again to harden before shaping them into round balls. Don’t worry if you can’t get them perfect – that’s why we coat them!
The mixture can be made a few days in advance, and then let it sit on the counter for 30 minutes or so to soften enough to make truffles.
Once you have made the truffles, you can either leave them as they are or coat them to make them look pretty!
You can use:
- Cocoa powder
- Dessicated coconut
- Chocolate hail or sprinkles
- Finely chopped nuts
- Crushed candy canes
The sky is the limit!
I plan on serving these on Christmas Day on a fruit platter but you could also wrap a few up in some cellophane and the would make a great gift!
And you know, they’re also kind of nice to just have in the fridge for Christmas snacking!
Other sweet treats to try:
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2 ingredient Chocolate Truffles
Dark chocolate truffles
- 1/2 cup (125ml) cream
- 250 grams dark chocolate (finely chopped)
White chocolate truffles
- 1/2 cup (125ml) cream
- 250 grams white chocolate (finely chopped)
- 1/2 cup (125ml) Bailey’s
- 250 grams milk chocolate (finely chopped)
- Heat the cream over the stove or in the microwave until almost boiling. Add the chopped chocolate and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Whisk together until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. If the chocolate hasn’t fully melted, put the mixture back in the microwave or over the stove until it has.
- Refrigerate the mixture until is is firm enough to form into balls. This will take around 2 hours.
- Form mixture into balls using your hands (about 1-2 teaspoons in size) and roll in toppings of choice (if using). Place truffles on a baking sheet or in a container lined with baking paper and store in the fridge until ready to serve.
- Truffles can also be frozen, just ensure they are in a sealed container.