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Chocolate Truffles
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5 from 4 votes

Basic Chocolate Ganache

Basic chocolate ganache for truffles
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Servings: 48 pieces
Calories: 91kcal
Author: Cynthia


  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened butter
  • 1 pound dark chocolate or bittersweet, chopped
  • 1/4 cup liqueur Amaretto, Grand Marnier, Cognac or brandy
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder


  • Heat cream and butter just to boiling.
  • Remove from heat and add chopped chocolate.
  • Stir until all the chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.
  • Add liqueur and stir.
  • Refrigerate until cold and firm, a couple of hours or over-night.
  • Using a teaspoon measure out and roll into balls. Roll in cocoa or nuts.
  • Refrigerate until ready to package or serve.


Any flavor of liqueur may be used.
Here are some flavor combinations:
  • Amaretto with chopped toasted almonds
  • Frangelico with chopped toasted hazelnuts
  • Grand Marnier with cocoa powder
  • Brandy with chopped walnuts


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 124IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg