Hot Chocolate Truffle Balls

I’m not a coffee person. Neither my parents or my husband’s parents drink coffee and so we don’t. I’m not a tea person either. Yes, I grew up in the South and spent a summer in China – both places where tea is served regularly. Those hot drinks just don’t do it for me.

Now, give me a cup of hot chocolate and I’m happy indeed! Every morning in the winter, I fill my travel mug with steaming milk and make hot chocolate to take with me to school. It warms me up and gives me some calcium at the same time. Plus, it tastes delicious!

I used to buy Nesquik or hot cocoa packets (when I saw a good sale). Now that I’ve learned how to make my own chocolate syrup, that is how I’m making my hot chocolate.

Still, when I discovered this recipe at Mel’s Kitchen Cafe, I knew I wanted to try it for a hot chocolate variation. It sat on my Pinterest board for months, just begging me to make them. This week, I finally did.

I made my first batch of Hot Chocolate Truffle Balls.

It’s really a simple recipe. Ready?


1 package (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup heavy cream


Put the chocolate chips into a glass bowl. Pour the cream over them.

Microwave for 1 minute to melt the chocolate. Stir together. Continue microwaving in small 1 minute intervals until the chocolate is smooth, creamy, and completely mixed together.

This only took me 2 minutes total. The first minute it looks speckled and doesn’t seem like it’s going to work. The second minute heats it enough to stir it together – even though it takes just a bit to combine it. Keep stirring! It will blend.

Let cool on the counter for 10 minutes. Then, move to the refrigerator and allow to cool for another 2-3 hours.

Remove the truffle mixture from the fridge. Using the large Pampered Chef cookie / muffin scoop, place one scoop on a small square of saran wrap. If you don’t have a scoop, use a 1/4 cup measuring cup.

Carefully roll and twist the plastic wrap together over the chocolate. Continue until all the chocolate is gone.

Place the wrapped balls in the freezer to continue hardening. Store in the freezer until you are ready to make hot chocolate. Then…

Remove and unwrap a truffle ball. Place in a mug and cover with milk. The amount of milk you pour depends on how rich you like your hot chocolate! Microwave for around 2 minutes.

Finally, enjoy a hot cup of delicious cocoa! While it is a simple recipe, I think I will still stick to my chocolate syrup. It was a fun recipe to try and would make a unique gift, if you are so inclined with homemade gifts.

Now, how do YOU like your hot chocolate?

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  1. These look so easy and so good. Though, I guess anything with chocolate is bound to be good.
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  2. I love all your easy but delicious recipes! My kind of cooking!
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    • Indeed, Ashley. It just goes to show that delicious chocolate recipes don’t need to take a lot of time or fancy ingredients. Anyone who loves chocolate can make them!

  3. I drink tea and coffee but I ADORE hot chocolate! Typically, if I have a choice, I’ll get a Starbucks cocoa mocha (which blends the coffee and hot chocolate). Don’t forget lots of whipped cream!!!

    Not much of a truffle person- but the recipe looks easy. Maybe a good Christmas gift to give to others?

    I recently started a new blog and will be hosting Muffin Talk Mondays. I hope you’ll stop by with a cup of hot chocolate to join me sometime!

    • What’s not to love about hot chocolate? Thanks for stopping by, Jenny. I will have to stop over one of your Muffin Talk Mondays. Looking forward to it!

  4. If you were going to make these for gift giving, how long will the last out of the freezer/refridgerater???

    • I’ve found that these are best stored in the fridge or freezer, but you could take them out for an hour or so. They might get a little soft if you tried to remove them from the plastic wrap, so for this reason when using them, I’ve found the colder, the better. However, to transport and deliver, it’s certainly doable! I hope this helps, Jenifer.

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