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Chocolate Truffle Ideas

tonka11_99 Mar 25, 2010 11:51 PM

I make chocolate truffles and I just love to come up with new ideas for them.

Does anyone have any new ideas for them? Flavors, recipes?

I have done the following:

Dark Chocolate and any liquer. ameretto, raspberry, Grand Marnier (orange)
White chocolate and ameretto
White or dark chocolate and mint flavoring
Pina Colada which is white chocolate pineapple coconut and rum
Almond Joy which is white chocolate, coconut and Almonds or pecans
White chocolate and peanut butter

I dip mine in Chocolate but it requires the chocolate to be tempered. I have a revolation 2 chocolate temperer so it is easy but if you don't you could roll them in cocoa, chopped nuts, coconut or whatever you can think of.

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  1. YAYME RE: tonka11_99 Mar 26, 2010 05:22 AM

    This sounds weird but it's really quite good. Blue cheese and milk chocolate truffles.

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      tall sarah RE: tonka11_99 Mar 26, 2010 09:47 AM

      I've made them with cardamom- steep the cream with crushed cardamom pods, strain & then add the chocolate. Once the chocolate is rolled into truffle balls, they get dusted with very high quality chocolate powder. They were delicious!

      1. visciole RE: tonka11_99 Mar 26, 2010 10:19 AM

        I recommend you have a look at the website for Kee's chocolate in NYC. They make fabulous chocolates in really great unusual flavors, and it will give you many good ideas, even if some are too rarefied for the home cook.


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          glacier206 RE: tonka11_99 Mar 28, 2010 08:00 AM

          Just saw Giada make chocolate truffles with balsamic vinegar. They looked good.


          Any chance you've ever made cherry truffles? I'd love to make those but don't have a recipe. I imagine you could just add maraschino cherry juice, but I don't know the proportions.

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            harryharry RE: tonka11_99 Mar 28, 2010 08:37 AM

            If you can get your hands on passion fruit puree - reduce it to a thick syrup - mix w/ chocolate and cream for filling and then dip in choc. ... very good -
            I think you could also use passion fruit liquor (Alize) - but the puree has a really intense flavor.

            Coconut would also be good w this!

            1. prima RE: tonka11_99 Nov 30, 2012 01:30 PM

              bumping this old thread since it has some good ideas...
              is anyone else making truffles this season?

              Thinking about making Earl Grey truffles and Grand Marnier truffles. Does anyone have a tried and true recipe they'd recommend for either of these flavours?

              Thanks for any suggestions.

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                cleopatra999 RE: prima Nov 30, 2012 01:39 PM

                bacon!! candied bacon and chocolate is a fun combo....

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                  prima RE: cleopatra999 Dec 3, 2012 01:22 PM


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                  prima RE: prima Dec 3, 2012 01:26 PM

                  earl grey truffles


                  chocolate truffles with Grand Marnier


                3. chefathome RE: tonka11_99 Nov 30, 2012 02:10 PM

                  White chocolate and orange extract and zest = creamsicle flavour (almost).

                  1. greygarious RE: tonka11_99 Nov 30, 2012 03:00 PM

                    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/819738 for truffles with speculoos butter.

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                      foodie_guru RE: greygarious Nov 30, 2012 04:34 PM

                      Tequila, orange marmalade, orange liqueur, white chocolate and vanilla wafers....margarita balls

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                        prima RE: greygarious Dec 3, 2012 01:26 PM

                        sounds interesting.

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