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Dark Chocolate Chestnut Truffles

D'Artagnan | Yield: 16 - 20 truffles
These little bites are packed with rich chocolate flavor and the sweetness of chestnuts. Best of all? They’re incredibly easy to make and perfect for sharing.
Dark Chocolate Chestnut Truffles Recipe - D'Artagnan

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces best-quality dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 3½ tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3½ tablespoons caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 package Ready-to-Use Chestnuts, finely chopped
  • Toasted Coconut, for rolling (optional)
  • Cocoa Powder, for rolling (optional)

Preparation

  1. In a bain-marie or stainless steel bowl set over a pan of simmering water, melt the chocolate. Remove from heat.
  2. In a medium bowl, add butter, sugar, and vanilla. Cream together until light and fluffy. Add chopped chestnuts, mixing well until smooth. Add melted chocolate, mix to combine.
  3. Using a teaspoon, scoop out a ball about an inch in diameter. Shape into ball form, roll into toasted coconut or cocoa powder. Set aside and repeat until truffles are finished.
  4. Truffles will keep in an air-tight container for several days (although we doubt they will last that long). Separate layers with parchment paper if necessary.