Easy Gluten Free Truffle Recipe

These truffles make for a wonderful dessert for the holidays or any occasion! They can be decorated as reindeers ( see recipe here), or with cocoa, coconut, confectionery sugar, or dipped into sprinkles or nuts. Make these on a rainy day and let your kids help you, or save them for the holiday season and watch the delight on your child's face as he decorates these lovely reindeers! (truffle recipe adapted from Taste of Home) 

Chocolate Truffles
  • Recipe serves:20 chocolate truffles
  • Preparation time20 minutes
  • Cooking time1 hour

Ingredients

20 ounces gluten free semisweet chocolate, chopped and divided
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter or shortening, softened 
1 cup heavy cream

Chocolate Truffles

Enjoy Life Gluten Free Mega Chocolate Chunks, 10 Oz Bag (Case of 12)

Price: $60.99
Chocolate Truffles

Spectrum Naturals Organic All Vegetable Gluten Free Shortening, 24 Oz [3 Pack]

Price: $27.87

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine 8 ounces of chocolate with butter and set aside.
  • Heat heavy cream in a small saucepan over low heat until simmering. Pour 1/2 cup cream over chocolate and stir until chocolate melts and texture is smooth. Add remaining heavy cream to the mixture and stir until ganache becomes thick and shiny.
  • Pour ganache into a 2" deep greased baking sheet and place in the freezer for about 30 minutes, until the ganache assumes the texture of fudge.
  • Remove ganache from freezer. Using a melon baller or cookie scoop, form small balls out of the ganache mixture and place onto prepared baking sheet. Balls need not be perfect. Place truffles in the freezer to harden for about 15 minutes. Remove truffles, roll between hands to form even circles and return to the freezer.
  • Heat remaining chocolate over a double boiler until melted. Remove chocolate from heat and stir slightly until chocolate begins to set on edges of the bowl. Remove truffles from freezer and dip each ball into chocolate, coating all sides. Remove with a fork and let extra chocolate drop off. Allow chocolate to set for approximately 5 minutes before decorating.

Decorate truffles with chopped nuts, sprinkles, cocoa, confectionery sugar or as reindeers, recipe found here.