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Cooking with Kids: Making Chocolate Truffles

Updated on September 17, 2014

Get Your Kids Cooking with These Tasty Chocolate Truffles

Kids love to help in the kitchen and these yummy chocolate truffles are just the treat. This simple recipe has been developed with children in mind.

The young children around you, whether your own or in your classroom or youth group, will enjoy making these little chocolate treats.

These truffles won't stay fresh for long, so eat them up quickly after making.


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chocolate truffles
chocolate truffles

Creation Time

Melting chocolate: 15 minutes

Forming truffles: 15 minutes

Chilling: 30 minutes

Total time: 60 minutes

Ingredients

  • 100 grams milk chocolate drops (chocolate chips)
  • 25 grams (1 ounce) butter
  • 25 grams (1 ounce) icing sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 50 grams (2 ounces) plain cake, crumbled into fine crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons chocolate sugar strands
  • small paper cases

Instructions

  1. Fill a saucepan 1/4 full of water and heat until boiling.
  2. Place the chocolate and butter into a bowl. Place the bowl into the pan of heated water. Use oven gloves or have a grown up helper. The bottom of the bowl should be in the water, but should not be touching the bottom of the saucepan.
  3. Stir the chocolate and butter until it has all melted. Carefully lift the bowl out of the water. Use oven gloves or a grown up helper.
  4. Using a sieve, sift the icing sugar into the bowl. Add the cake crumbs and stir everything well to make a smooth mixture.
  5. Leave the chocolate to cool in the bowl. While it cools, spread out the sugar strands onto a plate.
  6. When the mixture is firm and thick, scoop some up with a teaspoon and form into a small ball. Roll it around in the sugar strands until well coated.Touch the chocolate with your fingers as little as possible as it will melt. Place the bowl in the fridge for a few minutes if the chocolate mixture becomes too soft.
  7. Put the truffle into a paper case. then, make the rest of the truffles in the same way. Put them all onto a plate.
  8. Put the plate into the fridge for 30 minutes to chill. Store them in an airtight container in the fridge.

Do you like these truffles?

2 stars from 1 rating of Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Chocolate Truffles for Grownups

To make these truffles a little bit more exciting for adults, you could add a tablespoon of rum or brandy to the chocolate while melting. Then form into balls and roll in cocoa powder or dessicated coconut.

Try using a dark chocolate as well for an added punch.

Quality Chocolate Makes Quality Truffles

It's a simple truth, the better the chocolate you use to make your truffles, the better they're gong to taste. I try to buy Fair Trade whenever possible as well.

My Little Kitchen Helper

My Little Kitchen Helper
My Little Kitchen Helper

What's your favourite truffle combination?

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    • Charito1962 profile image

      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 

      4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Having a sweet tooth, I just LOVE chocolates! You tempt me!

    • Jogalog profile image

      Jogalog 

      4 years ago

      I love making truffles - It's about time now to start making some for Christmas.

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      othellos 

      5 years ago

      Chocolate truffles are a custom of our family during the holidays. We make them all together and have lots of fun. Your recipe is already added in our repertoire:=)

    • SBRTechnologies1 profile image

      SBRTechnologies1 

      5 years ago

      Kids are going to have so much fun while making chocolate truffles!!

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      chat2vishakha 

      5 years ago

      Looks delicious.I love chocolate truffles.Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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      fenellashorty 

      5 years ago

      Mmmm. Delicious

    • OUTFOXprevention1 profile image

      OUTFOXprevention1 

      5 years ago

      Love truffles! Thanks for the lens.

    • KateHonebrink profile image

      KateHonebrink 

      6 years ago

      Such a great idea to get kids involved with cooking, baking and truffle making! Congratulations on being featured on the chocolate monsterboard!

    • WindyWintersHubs profile image

      WindyWintersHubs 

      6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Delicious! Chocolate truffles are fun and easy to make. This recipe will keep many little hands busy!

    • winter aconite profile image

      winter aconite 

      6 years ago

      I'll have to make some with the children...yum!!!

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      candidaabrahamson 

      6 years ago

      How ambitious--and delicious!

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      Ladyeaglefeather 

      6 years ago

      great lens. My son loves to cook. I will have to try this with help.

    • Shana rios Chavez profile image

      Shana rios Chavez 

      6 years ago

      great lens

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      candleandblue 

      6 years ago

      Delicious, I wish I had one right now with my cup of tea.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Looks good! Sounds like fun! You get brownie points! LOVE CHOCOLATE! Nice lens!

    • chezchazz profile image

      Chazz 

      6 years ago from New York

      sounds delicious and fun too! Will try these for the holidays for sure.

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      travelerme 

      6 years ago

      nice things

    • Lizblueberry profile image

      Lizblueberry 

      6 years ago

      I adore truffles and seeing your recipes makes me truly want to bake this year!! Going to try these!!

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      Consultant609 

      7 years ago

      Very nicely presented - love the recipe.

    • Monika Weise profile image

      Monika Weise 

      7 years ago from Indianapolis, IN USA

      I LOVE truffles. I'll have to try this with my grandkids.

    • Gayle Dowell profile image

      Gayle Dowell 

      7 years ago from Kansas

      These look easy and delicious!

    • cbessa profile image

      cbessa 

      7 years ago

      Have you ever tried Brigadeiro? A brazilian chocolate treat?

      Simple, and yet, delicious.

      :-)

    • rhodacks profile image

      rhodacks 

      7 years ago

      wow. These are surely delicious looking.

    • WorldVisionary3 profile image

      WorldVisionary3 

      7 years ago

      There's no question, my kids would LOVE these!

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      poutine 

      7 years ago

      Sure looks delicious!

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      blanckj 

      7 years ago

      Will have to try these with my daughter.

    • RomeSal profile image

      RomeSal 

      7 years ago

      You are tempting me!!!!...my mom used to make real good ones but I cannot get them right...I will try yours' soon - I have two kids with rather sweet teeth, so they will love these. Thank you!

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      Heard_Zazzle 

      7 years ago

      They look yummy! Thanks for sharing. Susan

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      Sue Dixon 

      7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Mmm delicious. I've featured this on my own chocolate truffles page. Hope you don't mind!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Well, these are certainly not just only for kids! The idea of adding rum or brandy for the adult taste is great ~ my sister will often use coconut rum in a chocolate drizzle, so I know that works! Wonderful idea to engage kids in a delightful and tasty activity!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      8 years ago from United States

      Sounds delicious to me! I understand why they would not last long :)

    • clouda9 lm profile image

      clouda9 lm 

      8 years ago

      Oh I do thank you for that yummy truffle...only problem being that was just a tease :) Delish recipe, a must try in my house now!

      Thank you for participating in the Food Lovers group over at Rocket Mom's.

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      semas 

      8 years ago

      Looks Yummy! Must try soon Recipe!

    • RhondaAlbom profile image

      Rhonda Albom 

      8 years ago from New Zealand

      Gotta try these! I featured this lens at By Kids 4 Kids - A Group of Squidoo Websites for Kids

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      happynutritionist 

      8 years ago

      Oh how I wish I had cooked more with my children...what a pretty lens! ~claudia

    • ElizabethSheppard profile image

      Elizabeth Sheppard 

      8 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      Your kitchen helper is so cute. The treats look yummy. I like this lens!

    • KathyMcGraw2 profile image

      Kathy McGraw 

      8 years ago from California

      Kids or no kids...these look good :)

    • Lee Hansen profile image

      Lee Hansen 

      8 years ago from Vermont

      Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. My favorite ... must make some soon!

    • hlkljgk profile image

      hlkljgk 

      8 years ago from Western Mass

      i love truffles and now i'll try to make them. :)

    • SandyMertens profile image

      Sandy Mertens 

      8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      I love chocolate truffles!

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