If you are looking for the perfect Valentine’s day dessert this year, then look no further! These mouth-watering Homemade Truffles are extremely easy to make and don't require any special skills or equipment. Finished off with a beautiful pink colored sugar coating, you now have the perfect valentine’s day truffles in mere minutes!
Valentine's day is the source of a lot of stress for many people, but this year we've got you covered! Stop sifting through a thousand Valentine’s day recipes! This easy truffle recipe will save you a lot of time and effort, and STILL look like a million-dollar dessert!
This is a recipe for all ages just like our pink chocolate strawberries. You can even get your kids to help you make these - that’s how easy they are! Everyone needs delicious no-bake Valentine’s day desserts and now you’ve got one!
Today, we will look at these to-die-for homemade truffles. We will discuss how to make truffles with biscuits, how to coat them, their shelf-life and storage methods, and all the different flavors you can use. We will even discuss how to make colored sugar!
What Can I Use To Coat Truffles With?
Before we start with our homemade truffles recipe, let’s have a look at different coatings you can use. Not everyone can have a colored sugar coating, or even likes it, but don’t fear as there are tons of other options with this flexible recipe!
Once the balls have been formed, you can dip it in virtually any topping, as long as it's fine. Examples of great toppings are finely chopped nuts. These provide texture and a delicate nutty flavor.
Another common coating is any kind of sprinkles to match your theme or a simple powder coating like icing sugar.
If you need some additional ideas, check out Martha Stewart’s inspiring truffle coatings!
How To Make Colored Sugar
Making colored sugar is another very easy and useful skill to have.
Simply add the sugar to a stain-proof bowl or container (or one you don't mind staining). Add one drop of gel food coloring at a time and mix it well before adding another. In total (for a lighter pastel color) you will add about 2-3 drops per ¼ cup granulated sugar. The more you add, the darker and brighter it will get.
Use your fingertips to break up the gel-sugar lumps that will form. This method will help easily incorporate the colorant into all of the sugar.
How To Make Truffles With Biscuits
Making these biscuit chocolate truffles are incredibly easy. You don’t need to bake them, which also saves you a ton of time. Valentine’s day desserts have never been this easy!
First, make the colored sugar. Drop red food coloring over granulated sugar in a bowl and mix it with your hands until it reaches a uniform color. Please watch the video in the recipe card below to see how.
Second, prepare the biscuits. While the chocolate is cooling, crush the biscuits to make a coarse biscuit flour. You can do this either by filling a plastic bag with biscuits and pounding it with a rolling pin (as you can see in the video in the recipe card below) or using a food processor.
Third, make the chocolate ganache. Add the cream to a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Once boiling, remove it from the heat and add the chopped chocolate. Stir until the chocolate has completely melted, and allow it to cool. Pour the cooled chocolate ganache over the biscuit flour and combine these well. Chill for 20 minutes.
Fourth, shape the chocolate truffles. Wet your hands before rolling a tablespoon-sized ball. Once spherical, dip each ball into the pink colored sugar and place them in a single layer on a large plate. Gently cover the homemade truffles with a sheet of plastic wrap and chill for at least an hour before serving.
How Do You Shape Truffles?
Shaping chocolate truffles is easier than you might think. Using wet hands is incredibly important as it helps prevent the truffle mixture from sticking to your hands.
To keep your truffle size consistent, you can use a tablespoon to scoop a large heap of mixture into your hand. Remember, only work with wet hands!
Roll the mixture between the palms of both hands until it is beautifully round without any cracks.
Do They Need To Be Refrigerated?
Truffles absolutely need to be refrigerated! The chocolate ganache mixture that you made melts at room temperature. Many people think that the biscuits will help prevent or delay that, but it only acts as another binding agent.
Truffles should be kept in the refrigerator until about 15-20 minutes before you plan on serving them. Truffles taste best at room temperature which is why you allow it to heat slightly.
How Long Do They Keep For?
It depends entirely upon how you store them. Truffles should be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator where they will last about 2 weeks!
This shelf life is shortened if any fresh ingredients like berries are used as garnishes or coatings. The berries will spoil before the truffle, so make sure to store them without ingredients like these.
When keeping truffles at room temperature, the shelf life shortens considerably to only 3-4 days. What is more likely to happen before then is that the truffles melt and before too soft to handle.
Can I Freeze Truffles?
You can definitely freeze these homemade truffles! Simply place them in an airtight freezer-safe container. We also recommend adding a sheet of non-stick baking paper below and above the truffles to ensure they don't stick and misform.
When frozen they can last anywhere between 1-2 years depending on the coatings. Simpler coatings like cocoa powder will last much longer than more intricate coatings like nuts and sprinkles.
Can I Use Leftover Cake?
Yes you can use leftover cake instead of biscuits, but you might need to add less ganache as the cake has a much softer texture than biscuits.
For our no-bake truffle recipe, there are a couple of easy flavor substitutions you can use.
The easiest is to use an alternative chocolate. You can choose something basic like white or milk chocolate, or even a darker chocolate like 85%.
Then you can choose a flavored chocolate for example sea salt, caramel, or chili-flavored chocolate. These are all simple and easy ways to change the entire flavor profile.
Alternatively, you can choose different types and flavors of biscuits.
These Valentine’s Day Truffles are the best special treat for chocolate lover lovers. There is no doubt your beloved one will feel so flattered when you make these super easy chocolate truffles.
As always: If you make this recipe, let us know what you think by rating it and leaving a comment below. And post a pic on Instagram too—tag @give_recipe so we can see!
Homemade Truffles For Valentine's Day
Easy, rich and decadent chocolate truffles are the best edible gifts ever!
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 40 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Cooking
- Cuisine: American
For colored sugar:
- ¼ cup granulated sugar (sprinkles or nuts are fine too)
- 3 drops of red food coloring gel
- ⅔ cup heavy cream
- 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate (60% cocoa), chopped
- 9 ounces plain biscuits
For Homemade Pink Colored Sugar:
Put granulated sugar in a bowl.
Drop 2-3 food coloring gel into it. Mix well with your hand. You can use more or less coloring depending on the color you desire, but try it with one drop each time.
Use it as regular sprinkles to coat these chocolate truffles.
Grind the biscuits in a food processor or just pound them in a plastic bag using a rolling pin to make biscuit four.
In a small saucepan bring the heavy cream to boil, stirring occasionally.
Add in the chopped bittersweet chocolate, mix with a spoon until smooth. Let it wait until it reaches room temperature.
Transfer the biscuit flour into a large bowl and pour the melted chocolate mixture over it. Mix well with a spatula and chill for 20 minutes.
Wet your hands and make small balls from it and roll in pink colored sugar. It might be too sticky when rolling if you don’t wet your hands.
Place them on a large plate in a single layer.
Cover with a plastic wrap and chill at least for 1 hour. Remove it from the fridge 15-20 minutes before serving.
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 66
- Sugar: 4.7 g
- Sodium: 26.9 mg
- Fat: 3.2 g
- Carbohydrates: 8.6 g
- Protein: 0.8 g
- Cholesterol: 2.5 mg
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