The rich cocoa flavor of these delicious truffles is enhanced with the almond flavor of amaretto. My chocolate amaretto truffles recipe is incredibly rich and indulgent, making it a perfect homemade treat for your special someone.Jump to Recipe
EASY CHOCOLATE AMARETTO TRUFFLES
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE EASY TRUFFLES
You do not have to be a master chocolatier to make these truffles! There is no candy thermometer involved, no tempered chocolate, and no double boiler. The only tools you need are a small saucepan and your two hands. Whomever you share these truffles with will think they are the fanciest homemade dessert ever. Your secret is safe with me.
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- unsalted butter
- sweetened condensed milk
- amaretto liqueur
WHY ARE CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES CALLED TRUFFLES?
Chocolate truffles got their name for their resemblance to real forest truffles. The legend says that a French chef was making pastry cream and mistakenly poured hot cream into a bowl of chocolate instead of the egg mixture. He rolled this chocolate ganache into balls, coated them in cocoa powder, and inadvertently invented one of my very favorite sweets in the world!
Like these original truffles, these amaretto truffles are coated in cocoa powder “dirt” to make them look authentic (and taste delicious).
CHOCOLATE AMARETTO TRUFFLE RECIPE
You are going to get a little bit messy making these truffles, but that’s okay. Just wash your hands well before you start and maybe throw on an apron. The whole process feels more official with an apron on anyway.
EASY AMARETTO TRUFFLESPrint Pin
- sauce pan
- baking sheet or tray
- shallow dish
- 12 tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1 14oz. can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 tbsp amaretto or rum
- Extra cocoa to coat the finished truffles.
- Melt butter in pan over low heat.
- Add cocoa and stir till smooth.
- Add in condensed milk and stir constantly until thick, smooth, and glossy (about 4 minutes).
- Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and Amaretto.
- Refrigerate for 3-4 hours or until firm.
- Shape into 1-inch balls and roll in cocoa powder.
- Chill until firm 1-2 hours.
- Store in airtight container in fridge.
CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE RECIPE VARIATIONS
- For more almond flavor, roll the finished truffles in minced almonds instead of cocoa powder. The easiest way to mince almonds is to throw them in a blender or food processor.
- To really amp up the almond flavor, use almond extract instead of vanilla extract.
- If you don’t love the flavor of almonds, you can swap the amaretto out for rum.
- For truffles that are slightly less messy to eat, roll the finished truffles in sprinkles in place of the cocoa powder.
- Use dark cocoa (I like Hershey’s Special Dark) instead of regular cocoa to make dark chocolate truffles.
STORING YOUR DELICIOUS TRUFFLES
Once you have finished making the truffles, you will want to store them in an airtight container in your refrigerator. The truffles will only keep in the fridge for a few days, but they are so delicious they probably won’t last more than a few days anyway!
If you give these delicious truffles away as gifts, be sure to let the recipient know to eat them soon. I don’t think you will have any chocolate lovers arguing with you!