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How to make Chocolate Truffles and Painted Chocolates

Updated on August 3, 2012

Easy Chocolate Truffles and Painted Chocolate Moulds

Truffles, painted lollipops and chocolate moulds
Truffles, painted lollipops and chocolate moulds | Source
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Easy truffles

This is a simple recipe that can be flavoured up with a liquer of your choice or simply use vanilla, mint or orange flavouring. Delicious and fun to make - perfect as a gift for family and friends or as a treat for visitors. Ensure that you use quality chooclate that does not contain glucose syrup and has not been cross contaminated for wheat and gluten free diets and celiacs.

Ganache hardened in the freezer should  be soft enough to rolll into balls and hard enough to hold shape when dipped
Ganache hardened in the freezer should be soft enough to rolll into balls and hard enough to hold shape when dipped | Source

Cook Time and setting for ganache

Prep time: 1 hour 30 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 2 hours 30 min
Yields: 60 truffles and assorted moulds and lollipops

Ingredients for ganache (truffle filling)

  • 1-1/2 pounds dark chocolate*, cut into pieces or use good quality chips
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract or liquer such as Baileys, or Cointreau
  • Allergy alert... *Note some chocolate is prepared in an environment that contains wheat and or nuts.
Select different flavourings and or liquers for the ganache
Select different flavourings and or liquers for the ganache | Source
chocolate chips, candy melts and lollipop sticks
chocolate chips, candy melts and lollipop sticks | Source

Melting chocolate

  1. Melt slowly half chocolate pieces or chips in heavy pan and stir constantly or microwave for 30 second intervals and stir. Add unmelted chocolate and stir in until all the chocolate is melted together. Stir in cream. Do NOT let water touch the chocolate at any point in the process.
  2. Divide ganache into bowls and add flavourings. Place in freezer for 1 to 1 and 1/2hours. When hard but not completely set roll into bite size balls and dip into melted white, milk or dark chocolate. Coat the ball using a spoon or roll in icing surgar, coco powder, coconut or nuts. Place truffles in mini papers and keep in refridgerator or freezer until ready to serve or gift.
  3. Please note it is preferable to work in a cool environment so that chocolate performs optimally.

Painted Chocolate Moulds and Lollipops

Chocolate moulds make an attractive gift. Purchase candy melts (available at Michaels http://michaels.com/ or cake decorating specialists) in different colours. Melt a few wafers and paint on the inside of the moulds with a small clean brush as desired. Pour in melted milk, dark or white chocolate and set in refridgerator. Chocolate Moulds pop out easily onto wax paper when chocolate is set.

Painted Candy Rose Mould Lollipop
Painted Candy Rose Mould Lollipop | Source

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    • miss1magination profile image

      miss1magination 5 years ago

      Yum, Yum, Yum. Ganache is the best! thanks for the recipe will have to try this one very soon:) P.S I love chocolate truffles:)

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Really great hub. I will enjoy this with my daughters.

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      Lizam1 5 years ago from Victoria BC

      Beware they are addictive:-)

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      Redberry Sky 5 years ago

      I absolutely love ganache, I didn't realise it was so easy to make it myself. I think I'll be trying to make some of these truffles very soon, thanks for the recipe :)

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      Lizam1 5 years ago from Victoria BC

      If you can find them they have really cute trays for children's shapes too.

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      Om Paramapoonya 5 years ago

      Ah, lovely! It's like a nice, little art project. I think it might be fun to do this with kids as long as they don't get to eat too many of them and get all hyper! lol

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      Lizam1 5 years ago from Victoria BC

      Thanks Teaches 12345 - it can be a little messy but they are very good to eat:-)

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      You have posted my favorite treats. I am so glad that you shared your recipe for truffles. I am going to try this one. I like the pics you have shown, the rose looks so yummy.

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      Lizam1 5 years ago from Victoria BC

      Thank you handymanbill they taste good too - hope you try it out.

      Yes, ASchwartz, a gift basket is a nice idea - just be careful that when you wrap them they don't sweat too much if you use plastic wrapping. I have gifted them in a box with ribbon.

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      ASchwartz 5 years ago from Kentucky

      Those look great! They would be awesome to include in a gift basket.

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      Bill 5 years ago from western pennsylvania

      Wow nice work looks really good