Chocolate Mascarpone Truffles

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Chocolate Mascarpone Truffles made with dark chocolate and mascarpone cheese. They have a smooth texture and rich taste. These truffles are simple to make and could be a great addition to any occasion. If you are a chocolate lover, you have to try this recipe.

Chocolate Mascarpone Truffles with coca powder on the  table.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • This is the perfect “make ahead” dessert.
  • Simple recipe that requires no baking skills.
  • Can be adopted to different flavors.

Ingredients note

  • Chocolate. Dark chocolate. This is the main ingredient, use good quality chocolate.
  • Cream. Heavy cream or heavy whipping cream should be used in this recipe. Do not use half and half or milk. The chocolate mixture will not set properly and may be runny.
  • Cheese. Mascarpone cheese at room temperature.
  • Decor. Cocoa powder or see some ideas below.

How to make this recipe

In the saucepan add chocolate and heavy cream. Over low heat melt chocolate and cream. Remove from heat and add mascarpone cream. Using a rubber spatula, stir the chocolate mixture until all combine. transfer into a container or flat bowl and cover with plastic wrap “to contact”. Refrigerate the mixture until is set, or for at least 1 hour.

chocolate truffle batter scooped on the parchment paper.

Using an ice cream spoon make balls and place them on parchment paper. Balls do not have to be perfectly shaped. Refrigerate balls for about 20-30 minutes. After that, using both hands, shape the ball into the perfect size and roll each ball in cocoa powder. I highly recommend using disposable gloves to shape and roll the ball. The chocolate mixture will become soft and could start to melt from the heat of your hands, you need to work fast or shape a few balls at a time, keeping the rest in the fridge.

After you roll the balls in cocoa powder, place the truffles into the box and keep them refrigerated.

truffles covered in cocoa powder.

Toppings for Truffles

Cocoa powder in this recipe, adds a layer of flavor to smooth chocolate balls. You can use any other flavors for truffles. Check some ideas below:

  • chopped nuts. Pistachios, pecans, hazelnuts.
  • dried coconut flakes.
  • other powders. Freeze-dried powdered strawberries or raspberries.
  • sprinkles.
Chocolate Mascarpone Truffles bite in half on the table.

Recipe FAQs

How to store Chocolate Mascarpone Truffles?

Store Chocolate Mascarpone Truffles in the refrigerator for 4-5 days in the box or air-tight container.

Can I freeze truffles?

You can freeze truffles with or without cocoa powder topping for a few months. To defrost truffles, thaw them in the refrigerator and then bring them to room temperature.

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Chocolate Mascarpone Truffles

Chocolate Mascarpone Truffles

Marina
Chocolate Mascarpone Truffles made with dark chocolate and mascarpone cheese. They have smooth texture and rich taste.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 24 truffles
Calories 129 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 saucepan
  • 1 rubber spatula
  • 1 ice cream scoop

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ cup dark chocolate 260 gr
  • ½ cup heavy cream 120 gr
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese room temperature 240 gr
  • ½ cup cocoa powder for decor

Instructions
 

How to make Chocolate Mascarpone Truffles

  • In the saucepan add chocolate and heavy cream.
  • Over low heat melt chocolate and cream.
  • Remove from heat and add mascarpone cream. Using a rubber spatula, stir the chocolate mixture until all combine.
  • Transfer the mixture into a container or flat bowl and cover with plastic wrap "to contact".
  • Refrigerate the mixture until is set, or for at least 1 hour. 
  • Using an ice cream spoon make balls and place them on parchment paper. Balls do not have to be perfectly shaped.
  • Refrigerate balls for about 20-30 minutes.
  • Using both hands, shape the ball into the perfect size.
  • Roll each ball in cocoa powder and place it in the box or container.

Notes

Use a kitchen scale to make truffles the same size.
To defrost truffles, thaw them in the refrigerator and then bring them to room temperature.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1truffelCalories: 129kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 2gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 9mgPotassium: 110mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 208IUVitamin C: 0.03mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 2mg
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