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Champagne Truffles

Total Time

Prep: 1 hour + chilling

Makes

7-1/2 dozen

Updated: Jan. 11, 2023
Who can resist champagne truffles? Especially when they are so very easy to make! Serve them in gold foil candy cups for an elegant look. —Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup champagne or other sparkling wine
  • 2 pounds semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 pound dark chocolate candy coating, melted
  • Edible gold paint, glitter or sprinkles

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, bring champagne to a boil. Cook until liquid is reduced to 1/3 cup, 15-20 minutes. Cool slightly.
  2. Place semisweet chocolate in a small bowl. In another saucepan, heat cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; stir until smooth. Stir in butter and cooled champagne. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours.
  3. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place on baking sheets; cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Dip truffles in candy coating; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Splatter with edible gold paint or sprinkle with glitter or sprinkles. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Champagne Truffle Tips

How can you make champagne truffles your own?

Make these champagne truffles feel personal by decorating them in ways that match your special occasion, such as using your favorite sprinkles, drizzling them with melted, colorful candy melts, or rolling them in sanding sugar. Also, this particular champagne truffles recipe calls for semisweet chocolate, but you can substitute milk chocolate or dark chocolate if you like. Use dry champagne for a less sweet truffle, or use a sparkling riesling or moscato for a sweeter flavor. If you've got leftover champagne or wine, check out more of our recipes with wine for ideas on how to put it to use.

Can you make champagne truffles ahead of time?

Yes! Because this recipe uses heavy cream, the champagne truffles must be refrigerated. They'll keep nicely for up to 2 weeks if stored properly in a tightly sealed container. Note that you may see condensation form on the outside of the truffles when removed from the fridge, if your environment is warm.

How can you serve champagne truffles?

Champagne truffles are the perfect treat for a New Year's celebration. They would also make a nice addition to your dessert charcuterie board at your next party, along with any of these other easy truffles. These also make delightful host or hostess gifts, or take-home gifts for guests.

Josh Rink, Taste of Home Food Stylist

Nutrition Facts

1 truffle: 109 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 3mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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