The most perfect Chocolate Truffles recipe includes options for not one, not three, but FOUR kinds of truffles! Mix and match traditional chocolate truffles, nut truffles, rum nut truffles, espresso truffles or nut-coated truffles all from one simple recipe. Your dessert table will look spectacular with the whole variety on display. And your guests will enjoy trying every flavor throughout the evening. If you enjoyed these decadent Chocolate Truffles, try our recipe for Cookie Truffles 3 Ways next!
Melt butter in heavy saucepan over low heat. Add cocoa; stir until smooth. Add sweetened condensed milk; increase heat to medium. Cook, stirring constantly, about 4 minutes or until mixture has pudding-like consistency and is smooth and glossy.
Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Cover; refrigerate 3 to 4 hours or until firm. Shape into 1-1/4-inch balls; roll in cocoa or powdered sugar. Refrigerate until firm, 1 to 2 hours. Store, covered, in refrigerator.
Roll truffles in nonpareils or sprinkles.
Nut Truffles: Add 3/4 cup coarsely chopped toasted pecans to chocolate mixture when adding vanilla. (To toast pecans: Heat oven to 375°F. Spread 3/4 cup pecan halves or pieces in single layer in ungreased shallow baking pan. Bake 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool before chopping).
Rum Nut Truffles: Decrease vanilla to 1 teaspoon. Stir in 2 to 3 tablespoons rum or 1 teaspoon rum extract and nuts.
Espresso Truffles: Decrease vanilla to 1 teaspoon. Stir in 1-1/4 teaspoons powdered instant espresso or instant coffee when adding vanilla. Roll balls in cocoa or chopped nuts.
Nut-Coated Truffles: Roll balls in chopped nuts.
*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutritional advice.