Chocolate truffles


07 December 2021  |  Recipes

Chestnut chocolate truffles recipe

As Christmas approaches, dazzle your friends and family with homemade truffles! Here, a recipe for chestnut and chocolate truffles.

A very easy and quick recipe.

History of the chocolate truffle

The chocolate truffle was invented by Louis Dufour in Chambéry in 1895.

As Christmas approached, the pastry chef ran out of raw materials and came up with the idea of ​​mixing crème fraîche, cocoa powder and vanilla in melted chocolate before surrounding it with cocoa powder. Thus was born the chocolate truffle.


  • 200g dark chocolate to break into pieces

  • 300g of vanilla chestnut cream

  • 125g of butter

  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa


  • Melt the butter over low heat and then add the chocolate. To mix together.

  • As soon as the mixture is melted, add the cocoa powder and the chestnut cream. Whisk everything.

  • Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

  • Take out of the refrigerator and make balls with your hands and roll them in cocoa powder.

  • Put them back in the refrigerator and take them out 30 minutes before eating them.

Happy eating!

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Virginie Erre

After gaining a Masters Degree from the Panthéon Sorbonne, I worked as a real-estate agent for luxury properties and now am a manager with Pure France high quality holiday rentals. I am also a yoga instructor.

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