Honey Truffles: A Twist on Cocoa Truffles

Honey Truffles: A Twist on Cocoa Truffles

Treat yourself with Honey Chocolate Truffles, which are the bee's knees and incredibly simple to make. With just heavy cream, butter, and your preferred flavorings, you can create these delightful treats. For optimal results, use Bee Inspired Honey and high-quality chocolate, such as Ghirardelli’s dark chocolate, which is widely accessible and reasonably priced. This recipe by Jenn Erickson is sure to please all chocolate enthusiasts.

Honey Chocolate Truffles Tips

When making Honey Chocolate Truffles, use 60-70% cacao chips. For a healthier option, choose organic ingredients. Substitute coconut cream for a dairy-free alternative to heavy cream. Work in a cold room to ensure proper chocolate setting. Refrigerate if needed. Serve at room temperature or store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Honey truffles are a rare variety, known for their unique taste and strong aroma.

I love the easy-to-follow step-by-step directions in this recipe!

Honey Chocolate Truffles by Bee Inspired on a tray

Making Chocolate Truffles

Step One: Gather 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. Chop up the chocolate for easy melting. For a smoother texture, consider using a double boiler to gently melt the chocolate.

Close up of a person chopping chocolate

Step Two: Mix and Melt the Ganache Mixture

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. For an enhanced flavor, consider adding a tablespoon of maple syrup to capture and amplify the truffle aroma.

Close up of a glass bowl of chopped chocolate with honey being poured on top

Step Three: Cool and Prepare to Roll

Line a tray with parchment or wax paper. With a Tablespoon or Tablespoon scoop, 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.

Blue tablespoon scoop scooping out honey chocolate truffles by Bee Inspired

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.

Placing Honey Chocolate Truffles by Bee Inspired on a tray lined with parchment paper

Step Four: Decorate the Truffles

Roll the truffles in unsweetened cocoa powder or dip them in chocolate. For dipping, refrigerate the tray while melting half of the chocolate with a tablespoon of shortening or coconut oil. Remove from heat, stir in the other half of the chocolate until it loses its shine. Warm it again until smooth and glossy. Dip the refrigerated truffles in the melted chocolate, shake off excess, and gently nudge them off the stick. For a finishing touch, sprinkle with coarse sugar immediately after dipping. Repeat with remaining truffles.

Honey Chocolate Truffle by Bee Inspired coated in cocoa powder

Adapting this 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 - caramel making with honey

  • 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.

  • Honey truffles are heat shy and best used raw, unlike white truffles which can be a great alternative for a different flavor profile.

    chocolate truffle with bite taken out

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