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I love eating chocolate, who doesn’t? Unfortunately, however many chocolates contain gluten and are unsafe for people on a gluten-free diet.
For example, I used to love eating Lindor Chocolate Truffles, especially around the holidays, but several of the chocolate truffle varieties contain gluten. I now steer clear of this holiday treat as I don’t want to do the research to find out which ones I can and can’t have and I’m weary of cross containmation during processing as well.
So instead, I decided to make my own easy chocolate truffles at home.
I found a recipe to work from in GFF Magazine. This is a gorgeous and vibrant gluten-free cooking magazine for those who love to eat, cook and everything in between.
I read how easy it was to make chocolate truffles at home with just a few easily accessible ingredients.
These chocolate truffles are made with only naturally gluten-free and clean ingredients. I’ve used nothing with artificial dyes, preservatives, and no gluten!
For this easy chocolate truffle recipe, I bought some organic heavy whipping cream in the store, and used the semisweet chocolate chips I buy at Costco (which I tested to be gluten-free with my Nima Sensor).
The great thing about making chocolate truffles at home is you can coat them with anything you like, which means you can choose cleaner and/or healthier options.
For the chocolate truffles I made, I decided to use sprinkles from India Tree because they contain no artificial dyes (check labels carefully, only the natural sprinkles are colored with vegetable dyes), and they looked festive!
You could also coat each chocolate truffle with toppings such as powdered sugar, cocoa powder, matcha green tea powder, crushed nuts, shredded coconut, freeze dried fruit or chocolate covered chia seeds. The options are endless!
I hope you’ll make this fun and easy chocolate truffles recipe this holiday season. No need for store bought chocolate truffles when you can make your own at home and have fun doing it too!
How to Make Easy Chocolate Truffles
- 8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. heavy whipping cream (5.25 oz)
- Gluten-free sprinkles (or other coatings) of choice
- In a saucepan, heat cream to a boil (careful not to burn it).
- While cream is heating, place chocolate in a heatproof bowl.
- Pour hot cream over chocolate and stir until chocolate is fully melted and mixture well incorporated.
- Refrigerate until cool, about 2 hours.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a small spoon, scoop a small mound of the chocolate mixture from the bowl, then roll the chocolate into a ball with your hands.
- Place each ball on baking sheet. You'll make about 12 truffles.
- Refrigerate the chocolate for 15 minutes, then roll each truffle in desired coating of sprinkles.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.