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Homemade Chocolate Truffles

Creamy homemade chocolate truffles perfect for gifting!

Course Dessert
Category Candy
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 18 Truffles
Calories 179 kcal
Author Melissa Rose


  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips you could also use milk chocolate
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Dark Ghirardelli Candy Making & Dipping Wafers


  1. In a small saucepan, melt the 12 ounces of baking chips on low heat.
  2. After the chocolate chips are melted, remove from heat and add in the heavy whipping cream & vanilla. Quickly whisk away until the mixture is nice and smooth (this can take 1-2 minutes of constant whisking).
  3. Once smooth, place the pan (on a hot pad) in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to set.
  4. Once the chocolate is hard enough to hold its form, scoop into 1 tablespoon sized balls and place on a wax paper covered baking sheet. If you find that they are not holding their form, you can put the 1 tablespoon "mounds" of chocolate in the freezer to cool a little longer before rolling into balls.
  5. Once solidified & able to be molded, roll each into a ball.
  6. Place the dark candy wafers in a glass bowl & the microwave on 50% heat for 1-1.5 minutes, or until melted.
  7. Placing each ball on a fork, dip each ball into the chocolate. Tap fork against side of the bowl to drip off excess chocolate. After dipping, place each one on wax paper to harden.
  8. If desired, top with sprinkles before chocolate fully hardens.
  9. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Chocolate Truffles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 179 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 164mg5%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Nutritional information is estimated from a online calculator and can vary based on ingredients. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.