Filled with Love: Handmade Chocolate Truffles

By Lucy Gibson, Chef Instructor
I love chocolate!! But not just any chocolate, I want high quality. Yes, I am a chocolate snob!
Making your own truffles allows you to choose the best ingredients and get the best results. Here’s a few tips for truffle making success:
  • Gather all your ingredients, double checking you have everything you need before you start. This includes your high quality chocolate (we use Callebaut Belgian Chocolate) and fillings as well as toppings – once that chocolate is tempered and ready to go, you don’t want to have to walk away.


  • Make sure you have the right tools. This allows the process of dipping the truffles to be done easily with consistent results. Walk yourself through the process before you begin asking questions like, “How will I melt the chocolate, what’s the best way to fully coat the centers, where will I set the chocolates once they are covered, how will I store and package my finished truffles?” Though there’s not one right answer, a few tried and true suggestions include: a quality culinary thermometer and double boiler, dipping tools, silicone mats for cooling, paper candy cups, gift boxes, etc.


For step by step instruction, we offer a Truffles Etc. class during which me make: Hazelnut, Blueberry and Mint truffles – but when it comes to truffles, you are limited only by your own imagination. Come in and take a class with me and learn how to make some of the best truffles you will ever taste!!




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