Honey Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Honey Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Honey Chocolate Truffles are delicious and elegant candies that are surprisingly easy to make. All you need is heavy cream, butter, and your choice of flavorings. In this recipe, we use Eastern Shore Honey and high-quality cocoa chocolate to add sweetness and depth of flavor. It’s essential to use high-quality chocolate for the best results, and Ghirardelli’s dark chocolate is a great option that is widely available at a reasonable price. This recipe was created by Jenn Erickson and will surely be a hit with anyone who loves chocolate.

Pro Tips for making this chocolate truffle recipe

When making these Honey Chocolate Truffles, it’s best to use cacao chips that are 60-70% cacao. Try using organic ingredients whenever possible for an even more delicious and healthier option. If you’re looking for a dairy-free alternative to heavy cream, you can substitute coconut cream. It’s also essential to work in a cold room when making truffles, as the chocolate may not be set properly in a warm environment. If this happens, return the tray of finished truffles to the refrigerator. These truffles can be served at room temperature but can also be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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

truffles on parchment
Honey Chocolate Truffles

How to Make Chocolate Truffles

Step One: Gather all the ingredients and chop the chocolate

Check your refrigerator and pantry for these ingredients: 60% cacao chocolate bar, heavy cream, butter, honey, unsweetened cocoa, vegetable shortening or coconut oil, and 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 the ganache & prepare to roll the truffles

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Ganache after refrigerated for 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 placed it on the lined tray. Refrigerate the ganache mixture for at least two hours until firm. 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.

making chocolate truffles with tablespoon
Forming Truffle balls out of the refrigerator

Step Four: Decorate the truffles

At this point, you can 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 a double-boiler. Melt half of the chocolate over low heat. Remove from heat. Stir in the other half of the chocolate and a tablespoon of shortening (or coconut oil) (the shortening/oil softens the chocolate, so 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, gently use a second toothpick or skewer to nudge the truffle off 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 the 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 Bee Inspired, we think of a recipe as 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, take a photo and share them with us using #beeinspired on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!

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

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