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Medium Bodied Ganache

This ganache should be used with this truffle mold. If you want to use this for hand dipped truffles, you must omit the real liquid from the recipe.

1 cup heavy whipping cream

12 oz of Guittard dark chocolate

1 1/2 teaspoons Madagascar bourbon vanilla


A mixture of chocolate and heavy whipping cream, melted together and mixed slowly.

Ganache CakeWarm ganache can be poured over brownies, or poured over a cake to give it a shiny coating.

Chill the ganache, and it can be scooped into balls to make truffles.

5 TBSP unsalted butter at room temperature

1/4 cup real liquid of choice - coffee, brandy, espresso, amaretto, rum, liqueur. Leave out the liquid if you want to make hand dipped truffles.  (You can add our flavor oils to create something even more scrumptious! 10 drops per pound of chocolate.) 

Bring the cream to JUST BEFORE boil and remove from the heat quickly. Stir in the chocolate until completely melted. This can take 30 minutes for the chips to melt all the way.

Cool for 5 minutes, then add the butter, liquid, and Madagascar bourbon vanilla . Let the mixture set for 4 hours in the refrigerator or overnight.

Scoop into balls using the truffle scoop and freeze for 10 minutes. Follow the directions for using the truffle mold and fill the inside of the truffle with this tasty chocolate center.

Decorate the top of the truffle using Guittard white chocolate and a candy painter bottle to make beautiful designs, or add some sugar flower layons!

Sprinkle chopped toasted coconut on coconut flavored truffles or sprinkle somewhat coarsely chopped coffee bean for either coffee or coffee hazelnut truffles. - an idea from our customer, Phyllis!

Chocolate Truffles


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Title: Basic Ganache Recipe (Truffle's Center)

Truffle Ganache

The Definition of a Truffle

There are two kinds of truffles, one of course you are much more likely to eat! The other which is found in the ground and costs up to $2,000 a pound!

Chocolate truffles are filled with ganache and rolled into balls, then coated in chocolate, sugar, nuts or cocoa.

The other type of truffle is a fungus found underground near tree roots, mostly oak trees.
Please read more about truffle history at our history of chocolate page.

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