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Honey Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Honey Chocolate Truffles are elegant candies that are actually very simple to make. The basis of a truffle is heavy cream, butter, and whatever flavor you fancy. In this recipe, we sweeten the mixture with Eastern Shore Honey and a high percentage of cocoa chocolate. This recipe for Honey Chocolate Truffles is by Jenn Erickson. It’s important to invest in high-quality chocolate in order to achieve a high-quality end result.  Most conventional chocolate chips are not ideal for candy-making.  However, Ghirardelli’s dark chocolate is an exception. In fact, you can find it in most grocery stores at a reasonable price. 

Pro Tips for making this chocolate truffle recipe

Firstly, 60-70% of cacao chips work beautifully in this recipe. I always try to work with organic ingredients whenever possible. Also, if you don’t like to use heavy cream, you can replace it with dairy-free coconut cream.

It’s best to work in a cold room when making truffles. If the room is too warm for the chocolate to set, return the tray of finished truffles to the refrigerator.  Serve at room temperature, however, these sweet treats can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Incidentally, Honey Truffles are perfectly paired with tea and honey. Try our honey lollipops to sweeten your favorite tea if you are often on the go.

What I like most about this recipe are the step-by-step directions that are so easy to follow.

truffles on parchment
Honey Chocolate Truffles
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How to Make Chocolate Truffles

Step One: Gather all the ingredients and chop chocolate

Check your refrigerator and pantry for these ingredients: 60% cacao chocolate bar, heavy cream, butter, honey, unsweetened cocoa, vegetable shortening or coconut oil, granulated sugar.

chopping dark chocolate with butcher knife by hand
Chop cocoa

Step Two: Mix and Melt the base

chopped semisweet chocolate and honey for making truffles
Add Eastern Shore Honey to chopped cocoa in a medium Bowl

Place chopped chocolate and honey in a medium bowl. In a small saucepan, bring the cream to a boil. Pour boiling cream over the bowl of honey and chocolate. Let sit for two minutes, then whisk until smooth. Stir in butter.

adding warm cream to chopped chocolate for truffles
Add Cream

Step Three: Cool ganache & prepare to roll the truffles

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Ganache after refrigerated for two hours

Refrigerate ganache mixture for at least two hours until firm. Line a tray with parchment or wax paper. With a Tablespoon or Tablespoon scoop (#60), scoop chilled truffle ganache from the bowl and place it on the lined tray. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.

If you want perfectly round truffles: Remove the tray from the refrigerator and, working quickly, roll each chocolate ball between your palms to create a smooth, uniform shape.

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Forming Truffle balls out of the refrigerator

Step Four: Decorate the truffles

At this point, you can simply roll the truffles in unsweetened cocoa powder, or continue if you wish to dip them in chocolate. If dipping in chocolate, place the tray in the refrigerator while you melt the chocolate.

You can melt the chocolate in the microwave, or in a double-boiler. Melt half of the chocolate over low heat. Remove from heat. Stir in the other half of the chocolate and tablespoon of shortening (or coconut oil) (the shortening/oil softens the chocolate so that it isn’t rock hard when it sets). Set aside until the chocolate begins to lose its shine. Then, return the chocolate to the microwave or double-boiler and warm, just until smooth and glossy, over very low heat.

chocolate truffle in the making
Truffles dipped in dry cocoa

Dip refrigerated truffles in the melted chocolate, one at a time. You may use a candy dipping tool, or insert a toothpick or skewer partially through the top of a truffle. Dip quickly into melted chocolate, then shake off excess. Next, use a second toothpick or skewer to gently nudge the truffle off of the stick. You can dip the stick back into the melted chocolate to get just a dab of chocolate to touch up any imperfections.

Here’s another option – immediately after chocolate dipping, sprinkle truffle with a bit of coarse sugar. Repeat with remaining truffles.

honey chocolate truffles fresh-made with a bite out
Honey Chocolate Truffles

Adapt this truffle recipe

At Waxing Kara, we think of a recipe like a guide. We encourage you to play with your food and change this recipe based on what flavors you like the most. Here are some of our favorite ideas to get you started:

  • Sprinkle flaked sea salt on top, while the chocolate is still melty
  • Play with caramel and this recipe, we cover basic caramel making with honey here
  • Not a fan of dark chocolate? Use high-quality milk or white chocolate instead
  • Fold in 1 tablespoon of organic freeze-dried blueberries, strawberries or blackberries to the mixture before it cools

If you make these honey chocolate truffles, be sure to take a photo and share them with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!

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These cocoa honey truffles take about 30 minutes to make. Who knew these irresistible, melt-in-your-mouth rich chocolates were so easy to make?
Chocolate Truffles
honey chocolate truffles fresh-made with a bite out

Honey Cocoa Truffles

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: chocolate, cocoa truffles, dessert, honey chocolate truffles, truffles
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 15
Calories: 263kcal
The basis of a truffle is heavy cream, butter and whatever flavor you fancy. In this recipe, we sweeten the mixture with Eastern Shore Honey and a high percentage of cocoa chocolate.
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c 60% cacao chocolate chopped
  • 1 c heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp. butter softened
  • 2 tbsp. Waxing Kara Honey

For Cocoa-Rolled Truffles

  • 1/4 c unsweetened cocoa

For Chocolate-Dipped Truffles

  • 10 oz 60% Cacao Chocolate + 1 tbsp vegetable shortening or coconut oil

Optional Garnish

  • 1 tbsp. granulated demara sugar

Instructions

  • Place chopped chocolate and honey in a medium bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream to a boil. Pour boiling cream over the bowl of honey and chocolate. Let sit for two minutes, then whisk until smooth. Stir in butter.
  • Refrigerate until firm (at least two hours)
  • Line a tray with parchment or wax paper. With a Tablespoon or Tablespoon scoop (#60), scoop chilled truffle ganache from the bowl and place on the lined tray. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • Optional, only if you want perfectly round truffles: Remove tray from refrigerator and, working quickly, roll each chocolate ball between your palms to create a smooth, uniform shape.
  • At this point you can simply roll the truffles in unsweetened cocoa powder, or continue if you wish to have them chocolate dipped. If chocolate dipping, place the tray in the refrigerator while you melt the chocolate.
  • Optional, if you want chocolate dipped truffles) In the microwave, or in a double-boiler, melt half of the chocolate over low heat. Remove from heat. Stir in the other half of the chocolate and tablespoon of shortening (or coconut oil) (the shortening/oil softens the chocolate so that it isn’t rock hard when it sets). Set aside until the chocolate begins to lose its shine. Then, return the chocolate to the microwave or double-boiler and warm, just until smooth and glossy, over very low heat.
  • Dip refrigerated truffles in the melted chocolate, one at a time. You may use a candy dipping tool, or insert a toothpick or skewer partially through the top of a truffle. Dip quickly into melted chocolate, then shake off excess. Hold over the lined tray and use a second toothpick or skewer to gently nudge the truffle off of the stick. You can dip the stick back into the melted chocolate to get just a dab of chocolate to touch-up any imperfections.
  • Optional Immediately after chocolate dipping, sprinkle truffle with a bit of granulated honey. Repeat with remaining truffles.

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Nutrition

Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.2mg

If you are looking for what to serve with these truffles try some of these recipes:

This dairy-free blueberry ice cream would be delicious alongside these truffles.

Blueberry Ice Cream

This is a dairy-free treat. You can change your mind about that if you prefer, and replace the nut milks with heavy cream. Far more sinful but delicious either way!
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Or try serving this Roasted Strawberry Sorbet with these truffles. I am sure that you won’t be disappointed.

How to Make Roasted Strawberry Sorbet

You may wonder why this recipe calls for roasting the strawberries. With roasting, the flavor becomes more intense, the juices sweeter and richer and they almost take on a savory character. If you love strawberries, you'll love this recipe.
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3 thoughts on “Honey Chocolate Truffles Recipe”

  1. Nothing says love like chocolate and these are delicious. I find that replacing processed sugar with honey in recipes only improves the flavor!

  2. quick question! recipe is showing 15 servings (yes I did notice that servings can be adjusted to also adjust the ingredient quantities in recipe – very cool feature!) – how many truffles are considered to be 1 serving for the purpose of this recipe? I’m trying to decide how big I want to go ;)
    thank youuu!

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