Melt in the mouth chocolate specialty from the beautiful Black Forest region. These easy to make homemade chocolate truffles impress even chocolate aficionados. The special flavor of these tender truffles stems from the addition of Kirschwasser, a clear exquisite German cherry brandy.
What could be better than a delicious homemade gift. This simple recipe for Black Forest chocolate truffles is a very popular gift for various occasions and perfect for chocolate connoisseurs.
Now you will certainly think, yes may be, but I'm not a chocolatier, but that's no problem, because you do not have to be an expert to make this treat at home. These homemade chocolate truffles only require a few ingredients and 20 minutes of time (plus chilling time).
How Is Chocolate Called In German?
Chocolate is called Schokolade, die Schokolade (n) in German.
Make sure that you use soft butter. If the butter is not soft enough you end up with a gritty texture. But don´t use melted butter as this will prevent you from getting the fluffy, light butter-sugar mixture that you are looking for.
Chocolate truffles are only as good as the chocolate you use. Therefore go for high-quality chocolate that is high in cocoa and not in sugar. Lindt is my personal choice when I am buying chocolate for truffles.
Powdered sugar works best for this recipe as it will result in a smooth texture. If you look for a low carb version you can use a powdered sugar substitute of you choice.
Kirschwasser, also known as Kirsch or Kirsch brandy, is not only the best-known German fruit brandy but also probably the best-known noble fruit brandy variety worldwide. As the name suggests, this brandy is made from whole fermented cherries.
If you prefer to don´t use alcohol in this recipe you can substitute for cherry juice.
Easy Homemade Black Forest Chocolate Truffles Recipe
Tender, soft chocolate treats to indulge yourself or friends and family.
Black Forest Chocolate Truffles
- 7 oz. butter soft
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3.5 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
- 7 oz. dark chocolate
- 6-8 tbsp. Schwarzwälder Kirschwasser alternative cherry brandy
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Whisk soft butter until creamy and light.
- Sieve powdered sugar onto to butter and beat until well combined and fluffy.
- In a medium-sized bowl melt chocolate either in 30-increments in the microwave (stir after every 30 seconds to prevent burning) or in a double boiler.Add the melted chocolate to the butter-sugar mix and combine well.
- Stir in Kirschwasser and vanilla extract.
- Cover the bowl and allow to rest for about 1 hour in the fridge.
- Use a small cookie scoop or a small spoon to scoop of a small amount of the mixture. Roll between hands to form a small ball. This works best if you wear gloves and occasionally rinse your hands under cold water.
- Roll in dark chocolate shavings, cocoa powder or powdered sugar.
- Place on a large plate and allow to rest.