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Champagne Truffles {4 Ingredients}

Easy chocolate champagne truffles recipe, homemade with 4 simple ingredients. Rich, smooth, creamy and can be dipped in melted chocolate or rolled in cocoa powder, powdered sugar or matcha powder.

Nothing says elegance and decadence like champagne. Combine that word with truffle, and people will be Oohing and Ahhing over your fancy dessert all the while being unaware of the fact that these are so simple to make! They are the best dessert that will save you time and time again this holiday party season.You can thank me later. These Champagne Cookies {With Champagne Frosting}, and Champagne Cupcakes {With Champagne Buttercream Frosting} are also show stoppers every time I come to a party with them. They would also make the perfect bridal shower, New Years, or graduation treat too! Don’t you think?

Homemade Chocolate Champagne Truffles on Brown Paper- Partially Eaten

How To Make Easy Champagne Truffles Recipe From Scratch?

  1. Melt heavy cream and chocolate– In a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Mix in champagne– Until smooth.
  3. Chill– Until the mixture is firm.
  4. Scoop into balls– Using a spoon and hands.
  5. Roll in cocoa powder– Until fully covered.
  6. Chill them– And enjoy.
Stack of Easy Homemade Chocolate Truffles Rolled in Cocoa Powder on Brown Paper

What Champagne Pairs Best With Chocolate? 

A sweeter one, is the general answer. Any champagne with “demi-sec” or “doux” on the label will be great. However, Rosé champagne is the best choice.

Why Is My Chocolate Ganache Mixture So Firm And Hard? How To Fix It? 

If the ganache is too firm, let it sit at room temp for 10-15 minutes until it’s easy to scoop with a spoon.

Why Is My Chocolate Truffle Mixture So Soft? How To Fix It?

If the ganache gets too soft to work with, it definitely needs to be chilled again. 

Why Is My Mixture Crumbly?

This could mean that the chocolate is burnt. Unfortunately, this cannot be fixed so you will need to start over. The other possibility is that the chocolate hasn’t fully melted. In which case, you need to heat it and mix again.

Truffle Topping Ideas

  • Cocoa powder
  • Cacao powder
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • Powdered sugar
  • Matcha powder
  • Melted chocolate (white, dark, milk)
  • Gold sprinkles
  • Finely chopped nuts
  • Crushed cookies
Easy Truffles Rolled in Matcha Powder on Brown Paper

Variations for chocolate champagne truffles

Pink champagne truffles– Dip each ball in melted light pink chocolate and toss some golden sprinkles on top. 

Try other alcohols– Such as amaretto, bourbon, rum, Irish cream, or sparkling wine.

Mix in extracts– Such as strawberry, vanilla, or orange extract for a mimosa spin.

Add dried fruit– Such as dried cranberries or cherries for an even more festive truffle. Make sure to chop them up small so it doesn’t over-power the truffle.

Tips and techniques

Wear non-latex gloves when making these small balls– Because it prevents the direct warmth of your hands from melting the chocolate mixture. Instead of gloves, you can also dust your palms with a little bit of cocoa powder, prior to rolling each truffle ball.

What kind of chocolate to use? I used two Baker’s semi-sweet chocolate bars (4 oz. each) finely chopped, but you can use dark chocolate if you prefer.

Cool the chocolate mixture to room temperature before chilling in the fridge– This makes for the perfect truffle consistency without making the chocolate too hard or cracking your bowl, if you used glass.

Line the cookie tray with wax paper– This prevents the truffles from sticking and breaking.

How to melt chocolate? Heat in the microwave at 30 second increments and mix at each interval to prevent chocolate from burning. Stir gently until the chocolate is melted.

Truffle Balls Rolled in Powdered Sugar on Brown Paper

Storage of homemade truffles

Refrigerate– In a sealed container for up to 3 days.

Freeze– In a freezer safe bag or container for up to 1 month. Thaw to room temperature to enjoy again.

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Easy Chocolate Champagne Truffles

Prep Time: 10 mins
Chill time: 3 hrs
Total Time: 3 hrs 10 mins
Easy chocolate champagne truffles recipe, homemade with 4 simple ingredients. Rich, smooth, creamy and can be dipped in melted chocolate or rolled in cocoa powder, powdered sugar or matcha powder.
Yield: 20 Truffles

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Heavy cream
  • 8 oz. Semisweet chocolate , Or dark chocolate, Finely chopped, I used two Baker's semi-sweet chocolate bars (4 oz. each)
  • 1/4 cup Champagne
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa powder, For rolling truffles, Can also use powdered sugar

Instructions 

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, add heavy cream and finely chopped semisweet chocolate.
  • Heat in the microwave at 30 second increments and mix at each interval to prevent chocolate from burning. 
  • Stir gently until chocolate is melted.
  • Stir in the champagne slowly until mixture is smooth.
  • Let the mixture cool down to room temperature.
  • Then, cover in saran wrap and chill in fridge for 3-4 hours or until mixture is firm.
  • Use a spoon to scoop out small portions of the mixture and roll into balls.
  • Tip: Wear non-latex gloves when making these small balls because it prevents the direct warmth of your hands from melting the chocolate mixture. Instead of gloves, you can also dust your palms with a little bit of cocoa powder, prior to rolling each truffle ball.
  • Roll each truffle in a bowl of cocoa powder until fully covered.
  • Place them on a cookie tray lined with wax paper.
  • Keep them chilled in fridge until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

Nutrition

Calories: 92kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 3mg, Potassium: 105mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 93IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 14mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 92
Author: Abeer Rizvi

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