Chocolate Heaven coming to your screen! Homemade milk chocolate truffles are a great no-bake bite-size treat.
This recipe shows you how to make delicious truffles using milk chocolate, and gives you topping and decoration ideas too.
Chocolate Truffles are the best edible gift to give to family or loved ones and are so easy to make.
What chocolate should be used for truffles?
Which is your favourite chocolate? We have created a recipe for all options. Not only this Milk Chocolate Truffle recipe but also, White Chocolate Truffles, and Dark Chocolate Truffle…… so choose which recipe to make based on what your favourite chocolate is.
They all have a slightly different method/ingredients so make sure to click through to the recipe of your choice.
For this recipe you have landed on, we have used Milk Chocolate, which I much prefer over dark or white chocolate! We all have our own personal preference in our house!
Kids like white chocolate truffles, I like milk chocolate truffles & Luke likes dark chocolate truffles.
It is for this reason we make a selection of all 3 to keep everyone happy!
We also make a selection of these Chocolate Truffles every Christmas. Not only great for a snack but also brilliant edible gifts, the kids love to get involved in making them too.
How to make Milk Chocolate Truffles
We will guide you through with pictures, follow along below. Alternatively, scroll to the bottom and print out the recipe card.
Best way to melt chocolate for truffles?
Break the chocolate into small chunks (to help it melt quicker). Boil the kettle.
Meanwhile warm butter and cream together in the microwave, do not allow it to boil. Start with 30 seconds stir and keep adding 10 seconds more until warmed through.
Pop the chocolate in a heatproof bowl, pour the hot cream and butter on top of the chocolate.
Next, place this bowl inside a larger bowl, now fill the larger bowl with boiling water from the kettle. Careful not to get any water in the mixture.
Finally, give a good stir until the milk chocolate and cream mixture is well combined and melted.
Once all melted and glossy, place in the fridge to set for 2 hrs. Do not cover. This will cause droplets to form, which drip down & ruin the mixture.
After 2 hours in the fridge, the chocolate truffle mixture will be ready to work with.
How to roll truffles?
Make sure to work somewhere cool, and keep your hands cool by placing hands in ice cold water before starting to roll.
Use a teaspoon to scoop a couple of teaspoons of chocolate mixture out and roll into a ball as quick as possible!
The longer you spend rolling the messier it will get as it melts into your palms! So don’t diddle daddle, just get the job done!
It’s ok for it to be sticky, infact it helps whatever you are coating it with stick.
Milk Chocolate Truffle topping ideas
Now choose your toppings! There are so many options!! Cocoa Powder, nuts, sprinkles, coconut, dipped in chocolate, grated chocolate, chocolate strands, sugar strands, icing to name a few.
Experiment with different toppings!
Adding liqueurs to truffles?
The answer is yes of course! However, we need to experiment with measurements for you. But will bring a new blog post out with liqueur chocolate truffles soon!
We keep a selection of these Milk Chocolate Truffles out on the sideboard over Christmas for people to help themselves.
When we are gifting these we put them in mini paper cases. As seen below.
Supplies for serving chocolate truffles
See the below Amazon links for serving plates and paper / reusable cases. Or the cute gift bags to put the milk chocolate truffles in as a gift.
Milk Chocolate Truffles
- 300 g (11 oz) Milk Chocolate
- 70 ml (⅓ cup) Double Cream (Heavy Cream)
- 1 tbsp Butter
Toppings – There are so many options!! Cocoa Powder, nuts, sprinkles, coconut, dipped in chocolate, grated chocolate, chocolate strands, sugar strands, icing.
- Put a heatproof bowl inside a larger bowl filled with boiling water. Break the chocolate into small chunks (to help it melt quicker) Put into bowl.
- Boil a full kettle. Meanwhile warm butter and cream together in the microwave, do not allow it to boil. Start with 30 seconds stir and keep adding 10 seconds more until hot. Pour hot cream on top of the chocolate.
- Carefully pour boiling water into a bowl/tub which is larger than the bowl with chocolate and cream. Place the smaller bowl into this tub and carefully stir the cream and chocolate together until smooth and glossy. Do not allow any of the boiling water to splash into the mixture.
- Once well mixed, place in the fridge for at least 2 hrs (do not cover this will create droplets of water which ruin the mixture)
- Use a teaspoon to scrape about 2 tsp of mixture into your hand, now roll it into a ball. It will be sticky, but try not to spend too much time rolling or they will melt!
- Now choose your toppings, roll the truffle ball in your topping and place in a paper or silver tray.
- Eat immediately or store in airtight container/bag in the fridge until needed! (Will keep for 2 weeks)
Without a doubt you will enjoy getting creative with your own versions of toppings, let us know what you have created?!
Finally, please take a look at our other recipes on our website whilst you are here