Gift Worthy: Chocolate Ganache Truffles Recipe

BEAUTIFUL homemade chocolate ganache truffles make a great gift. Customize with your favorite toppings.

This is my last gift-worthy post of the year! I am about one present away from being ready for Christmas. What a relief.

These decadent chocolate ganache truffles make the perfect food gift any time of the year. The best part? You only need two ingredients (chocolate and cream) plus toppings to make these beauties. I would recommend buying quality chocolate (like Ghirardelli or Guittard), since with only two ingredients, the taste chocolate will really shine through.

If you’re not done shopping, let me remind you of the other gift-worthy food ideas I’ve posted over the past few weeks:

Check these out if you’re looking for a cheap last-minute gift idea. Otherwise, check out my always updated master list of gift-worthy recipes.

Chocolate ganache truffles, rolled in toasted coconut, black cocoa and sea salt, pistachios, candy sprinkles, and toasted almonds.

Toppings Ideas

There are virtually unlimited options for topping these truffles. I used toasted coconut, black cocoa and sea salt, pistachios, toasted almonds, and candy sprinkles. Here are some other ideas:

  • Chocolate candy coating
  • White chocolate
  • Chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, peanuts, etc.)
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Candied orange peel
  • Decorative sugar

Last but not least, be sure to package the truffles in a pretty box or gift bag. The right packaging can take your food gift to the next level, delighting your recipients.

Chocolate Ganache Truffles Recipe

Yield: 24 truffles

Prep Time: 20 min

Total Time: 20 min , plus cooling

While I have seen ganache recipes that call for equal parts of chocolate and cream, I used roughly a 3:2 ratio for this batch. If you want to make a smaller or larger batch of truffles, just stick to the ratio. For example, if you're using 12 ounces of chocolate, use 8 ounces of cream. If you plan on making only a few truffles, use 6 ounces of chocolate to 4 ounces of cream.

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounce bag chocolate chips
  • 8 ounces heavy whipping cream

Directions:

  1. Pour cream into a large glass or metal mixing bowl. Fill a saucepan half way with water and place mixing bowl on top. Heat over medium heat until cream gets very warm. Add chocolate and mix until smooth. Transfer chocolate mixture to fridge and allow to cool for several hours to harden.
  2. Once chocolate mixture is solid, remove from fridge and scoop out by rounded teaspoonfuls. Roll into a ball shape between hands. Roll truffles in desired toppings. Keep chilled until ready to serve.

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