Chocolate Balsamic Truffles
Chocolate Balsamic Truffles: Outrageously rich and delicious with a secret ingredient! Perfect for holiday gifting and entertaining!
These Dark Chocolate Truffles get a marvelous depth of flavor from a splash of balsamic vinegar.
Chocolate Balsamic Truffles
I had been hoarding a marvelous array of exquisite Olive Tap extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars that arrived before Christmas. The first I broke out was a decadent Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar for these Chocolate Balsamic Truffles. Balsamic truffles? Yes, you heard that right. A quality, aged balsamic is sweet and syrupy and provides a certain unrecognizable depth of flavor. You can increase the amount if you really want to taste the tang of the vinegar, less if you’re wary this first time, or just try the recipe as written. I bet no one will guess the mystery ingredient!
Easy Dark Chocolate Truffles
Do you know how easy is is to make truffles??? These beauties would be perfect for your Valentine or for Christmas gifting and entertaining. It literally takes a minute or two to melt the chocolate and cream…and mere minutes to roll them. There is just a bit of down time for chilling, but you MUST try them.
You may wonder why I rolled these in hot cocoa mix instead of plain cocoa powder…straight up cocoa powder can sometimes taste bitter, so a sweetened premixed option is an easy substitution. The hubby popped one into his mouth as soon as he spotted a bowl of these truffles on the kitchen counter. Many of you know about his persnickety palate…and there were only compliments as these melted deliciously in his mouth.
Then I sent the rest to a birthday party with Tom (the son who calls me when he is asked to bring a dish to a party…somehow he always finagles a dessert, knowing I’ll pinch hit). They disappeared in a flash. I wasn’t surprised.
Chocolate Balsamic Truffles
Easy, decadent homemade truffles with a touch of balsamic vinegar for depth of flavor!
- 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped (I used Scharffen Berger)
- 1/4 cup cream
- 4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar, aged (I used The Olive Tap's Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar)
- 1/2 cup dry hot cocoa mix (I used Godiva)
- Gently melt chocolate and cream in the microwave, stopping and stirring at 30-second intervals till smooth. Stir in balsamic vinegar.
- Cool in the refrigerator for an hour, then let sit at room temperature for about 2 hours, till mixture reaches a good rolling consistency.
- Scoop out teaspoonfuls of chocolate. Shape into balls and place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate if soft to firm up a bit, then re-roll into smooth balls.
- Roll in sifted hot cocoa mix and serve or store in an airtight container.
Serving Size:2 truffles
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 65mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 1g
72 Comments on “Chocolate Balsamic Truffles”
Gorgeous truffles, Liz! What a great combination of flavors: chocolate and balsamic…
These look so wonderful! I think I’ll try these for Valentine’s Day! And I love how you placed them on an egg plate for your photos, I would have never thought of that! My friend gave me one for Christmas and now I have multiple uses for it. 😉
These look so marvelous. I love the dark chocolate truffle.
Wow! They look decadent and yet seem easy to prepare. I MUST make these.
I have a confession to make….over the last year, I’ve been gluten free and sugar free (which is part of the reason I haven’t been blogging as much – that and a move and hectic schedule). I’m sure that I would want to make and devour every good treat I see on your blog! Since the holidays, I’m back to eating “some” tempting treats. This is a great place to start – lol 😉
What a coincidence Liz, I have a bottle of chocolate balsamic that my dear friend Kristy (Eat, Play, Love, a family food adventure) gave me as a gift the first time we met in Toronto! I’ve been saving it for a pile of strawberries, but I think this would be WAY better. And only 1/4 cup cream sounds absolutely perfect! 3 dozen too? I will definetly make these for my special valentine. Did Mr Food Scrooge eat them?
Mine would have to be a cherry cordial truffle. Yummy!
I’ve been craving raspberry truffles lately, actually.
I love plain old chocolate truffles. Although anything with coffee is good too! 🙂
a dark chocolate with cocoa on the outside. LOVE!
Oh, these babies wouldn’t last long in my house!
Anything with chocolate is great so I love any truffle but I know that I would LOVE these with your chocolate balsamic!. Love the egg tray display, too.
Wow – these look great! I’ve never thought of using balsamic in truffles before – very unique!
Chocolate vinegar will definitely be my favorite without a doubt once made into your delectable looking truffles =)
i love to make & eat mocha truffles. thanks ,what a nice giveaway
Chocolate Raspberry is my favorite!
We have never combined olive oil with chocolate before. On top of that you added balsamic, making it even more interesting! So this is happening. This weekend:)
Thank you for sharing Liz!
Those truffles look amazing and with a little balsamic in there too – yum. Great recipe
Well, I’m not surprised that they disappeared. This is an exquisite combination of flavors…all in one delicious bite! 🙂 ela
I just have a weakness for such cute truffles 🙂 It’s been a while since I made truffles 🙂
This sounds like is a wonderful combination and they look fantastic too.