Chocolate truffles

Chocolate truffles - Lilie Bakery

An easy and quick recipe for gourmets: Chocolate truffles ! We love their melting texture and their cocoa coating. Simple to make as a family, without any special equipment, it is also an ideal gourmet gift to offer for the holidays!

What you will like about these chocolate truffles

  • flavor: 100% chocolate, perfect for cocoa lovers! Depending on the chocolate you choose, the taste will be different, more or less intense.
  • texture : These truffles are very tender...
  • difficulty level : very easy to do! No need for a mold, just a saucepan to melt the cream... These chocolate truffles are also accessible to children.
Melting chocolate truffles - Lilie Bakery

Choose your ingredients well

  • chocolate : for the chocolate truffles I use a 65% cocoa chocolate to have a pronounced chocolate taste, and not too sweet. You are completely free to use a chocolate with less cocoa content, but know that it will be sweeter in the end.
  • cream : you need full-fat liquid cream at 30% mg
  • vanilla : it’s my little extra touch to enhance the taste of chocolate…
  • butter : it makes the ganache even more melting in the mouth, and you use very little.
  • coating : I use bitter cocoa (the traditional option) to coat the chocolate truffles but you can use lots of different coatings, grated coconut, praline, icing sugar, chocolate vermicelli etc…

How to make chocolate truffles ?

  1. We chop the chocolate to facilitate its melting
  2. We heat the cream
  3. We pour hot cream on chocolate
  4. We add the vanilla and butter diced
  5. We blend to create the ganache
  6. We have it refrigerate
  7. We take the ganache with a spoon
  8. We train the truffle balls in the palm of your hand
  9. We roll chocolate truffles in bitter cocoa (or other coating)

NB: the complete list of ingredients and the detailed recipe are given at the bottom of the page.

My advice for making your chocolate truffles a success

  • do not boil the cream : This could make your chocolate lumpy. You should stop cooking when fine bubbles appear on the edge of the pan, no more!
  • use a spatula or spatula to mix the ganache : avoid the whisk because you don't want to add air. To mix, start from the center to create a smooth, shiny core of ganache then mix in the rest.
  • if the chocolate truffles get too hot in your hands when modeling : place the plate in the refrigerator for a few minutes.

How to store chocolate truffles?

Once the truffles are made, you can keep them up to 10 days in the fridge in an airtight container. Before eating them, remember to take the chocolate truffles out about 15 minutes before, so that they regain their flavor.

To offer them, you can also place them in small kraft bags or small cardboard boxes. A gourmet gift for the holidays that your loved ones will certainly appreciate!

Easy chocolate truffles - Lilie Bakery

Other recipes to try

If you like to prepare homemade treats for Christmas, then I advise you to take a look at these other recipes on the blog, you might like them!

If you make these chocolate truffles, don’t hesitate to tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see your pretty truffles!

Melted chocolate truffles recipe - Lilie Bakery
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Chocolate Truffles, The Melting Recipe

Very soft chocolate truffles to prepare very easily at home! For the pleasure of tasting them or offering them…
Prep time20 minutes
Cook time5 minutes
Total25 minutes
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Scams
Yield: 30 fresh truffes


  • 250 g dark pastry chocolate 64-70% cocoa ideally a covering chocolate
  • 175 g heavy whipping cream 30%
  • 15 g unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 0,5 cc natural vanilla extract
  • 30 g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • praline, chocolate vermicelli, grated coconut, icing sugar etc… optional


  • Chop the chocolate and place it in a large container.
  • In a saucepan, heat the cream over low heat. Stop just before boiling. Pour the cream over the chopped chocolate. Add the vanilla and diced butter. Let sit for 30 seconds.
  • Mix with a spatula/maryse starting from the center to create a smooth ganache.
  • Cover the container on contact to avoid any condensation. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  • With a tablespoon, scoop out a little ganache and place it as is on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
  • Prepare a plate with bitter cocoa. It is also possible to prepare other coatings (praline, grated coconut, chocolate vermicelli, etc.).
  • Take each piece of ganache and roll it quickly between your fingers to obtain a nice round ball (my truffles are about 3cm in diameter – you can make them smaller).
  • Place the formed ball in the bitter cocoa and roll it to coat it well (do the same with the other decorations if desired). Tap off excess cocoa.
  • Place the finished chocolate truffles on a plate or directly in an airtight container. Refrigerate until ready to eat (take out 15 minutes before so they regain all their flavor).


These chocolate truffles can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 10 days, in an airtight container.
Par Lilie bakery
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  1. Reply


    December 21, 2016

    I also made a chocolate caramel truffle recipe but this one I keep close to the elbow, it looks terrible!

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    Royal chill

    December 23, 2016

    I keep Aurélie aside, they look perfect! I wish you a Merry Christmas :-)

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    3th January 2017

    They are pretty and look good :) I also made some, but “classics”.
    Feel free to drop by to see my articles and give me your opinion, it's always a pleasure to share with bloggers :)

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    Bruno the Maggot

    December 15, 2023

    5 stars
    You can also put a small quantity of cognac, and also pour them directly into small round boxes designed to put them there once rolled, which speeds up the process.

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      Lilie bakery

      December 18, 2023

      Thank you Bruno, it’s true that there are lots of possible variations for these truffles! See you soon :)

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    December 16, 2023

    Hello Lilie,
    As usual, your recipes are so delicious (in fact your gingerbread is absolutely fabulous), this one is very tempting!
    My quick question:
    If I add a little whiskey to “spice up” the taste, should I reduce or increase an ingredient to maintain the texture of the recipe?
    Thank you!
    Have a nice day everyone, Sylvie

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      Lilie bakery

      December 18, 2023

      Hello Sylvie, thank you for your feedback on gingerbread :) For the truffles, it is possible to flavor them but you have to have a light hand. I have never done a test with alcohol but I would first try removing the vanilla and adding 1 tsp of whiskey (if you add more you need to proportionally reduce the cream). See you soon :)

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    December 20, 2023

    4 stars
    These truffles are delicious! But I find them a little too soft, which is a shame. Maybe we should add a little more butter?
    What do you think?

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      Lilie bakery

      December 21, 2023

      Hello Sophie, that’s how I like truffles, melting in the mouth (and I’m not the only one given the feedback I’ve gotten on this recipe!). Too soft for you? So reduce the cream and increase the butter, they will be more caloric, but more to your taste. Happy holidays :)

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    December 29, 2023

    5 stars
    Tested yesterday and widely approved, thank you for the recipe! I compared it with other recipes found on the internet, which were made with butter. I hesitated before going for this one, but I didn’t regret it! They are soft and light! I added 10 grams of ganache per truffle, super good! To do again without hesitation! Thanks again :)

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      Lilie bakery

      December 30, 2023

      Thank you very much Christel! It’s true that they are light, you can eat several! See you soon :)

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    December 30, 2023

    5 stars
    Excellent, very tender truffles for which you should not be afraid of getting your hands dirty when shaping them. The recipe is simple and very well explained. Exactly what I need. Bravo Aurélie for this beautiful work.

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      Lilie bakery

      December 30, 2023

      Thank you very much Gwenaëlle! Glad you like them, see you soon :)

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    12th February 2024

    5 stars
    Test test test


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