Red Wine Chocolate Truffles #SundaySupper

Red Wine Chocolate Truffles are bite sized pieces of chocolate heaven. Traditional French Truffles are made with a simple chocolate ganache and rolled in cocoa powder. I flavored my chocolate ganache with red wine and rolled some in crushed almonds to mix things up a bit!
Red Wine Chocolate Truffles | by Life Tastes Good are bite sized pieces of chocolate heaven. These are traditional French Truffles made with a simple chocolate ganache I flavored with red wine and rolled in cocoa powder. #SundaySupper

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I love the holiday season! The sites, the sounds, the wonderful aromas!! It is a magical time of year, and the food always seems to bring everyone together. My favorite memories involve family and friends gathered round the kitchen reminiscing about the year and simply enjoying being together. Our holiday celebrations always include good food, good wine, and good times. My Red Wine Chocolate Truffles are a holiday tradition and make a memorable gift to give to family and friends.
Red Wine Chocolate Truffles | by Life Tastes Good are bite sized pieces of chocolate heaven. These are traditional French Truffles made with a simple chocolate ganache I flavored with red wine and rolled in cocoa powder.
Truffles sound like they'd be difficult to make, but actually they are quite simple. There are just a few ingredients and you only need about 15 minutes of prep time. Doesn't get much easier!! For best results, I recommend using quality chocolate and reading the recipe directions first for how-to tips.
Red Wine Chocolate Truffles | by Life Tastes Good are bite sized pieces of chocolate heaven. These are traditional French Truffles made with a simple chocolate ganache I flavored with red wine and rolled in cocoa powder.
To flavor these truffles, I used a delicious Limited Edition Holiday Red Wine from Gallo Family Vineyards. With hints of mixed berries and chocolate, this wine is the perfect addition to my holiday truffles! Gallo also has a delicious Apple and Caramel White blend just for the holidays. Use this store locater to find these limited edition wines near you, and be sure to save a $1 with this coupon.
Red Wine Chocolate Truffles | by Life Tastes Good are bite sized pieces of chocolate heaven. These are traditional French Truffles made with a simple chocolate ganache I flavored with red wine and rolled in cocoa powder.
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Red Wine Chocolate Truffles #SundaySupper

Life Tastes Good
Published 12/07/2014
Red Wine Chocolate Truffles #SundaySupper

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons Gallo Family Vineyards Holiday Red Wine at room temperature
  • 6 ounces good quality semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter at room temperature
  • unsweetened cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Bring just to a boil and stir in 2 tablespoons red wine.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips. Stir until chocolate is melted and smooth. Add 1 tablespoon softened butter and stir to combine. Give it a taste and add more salt as needed. Pour chocolate mixture into a bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  3. When the chocolate is firm, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and get a small bowl of unsweetened cocoa powder. You want the cocoa powder to be deep enough where you can drop the chocolate ganache pieces in and easily cover it with the cocoa powder.
  4. Coat your hands with cocoa powder. Using the small end of a melon baller, scoop out some of the chocolate mixture and drop it into the cocoa powder. Cover it with cocoa powder and then roll it into a ball with the palms of your hands. Be sure your palms are nicely coated with the cocoa powder so the chocolate doesn't stick to you. Place the truffle on the parchment paper and continue to make the truffles in the same manner until all the ganache is used. If the ganache gets too soft to handle, just refrigerate it until firm again. Be sure to keep your hands nicely coated with cocoa powder. It definitely makes it easier to shape the truffles into balls. Refrigerate until chilled and enjoy!
Note: I coated some of my truffles with crushed almonds. You can use your favorite nut or even coconut if you roll that way <smile>

Yield: about 2 dozen
Prep Time: 15 mins.
Total time: 15 mins.

Tags: Red Wine, Chocolate, Truffles, French, Traditional, Ganache, Holidays, Holiday Season, #SundaySupper, Dessert

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 Recipe inspired by allrecipes.com Dark Chocolate Cabernet Truffles

31 comments:

  1. I love truffles. A few years ago I made a whole bunch and kept the centers in the freezer. I love that you used Gallo wine in the centers. Their holiday red wine is perfect for this!!

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    1. That's a great idea, Susan! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Oh, boy. We love truffles around here...and adding a bit of red wine adds such a terrific boost of flavor!

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    1. Thanks, Liz! We really enjoyed them with the wine :)

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  3. I've always been a fan of wine or liqueur flavored truffles. What a great way to make these special with the limited edition wine.

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  4. My husband adores truffles. I'll bet yours are super delicious with the addition of the Gallo berry and chocolate red wine blend. I'm going to have to make him these!
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

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    1. Thanks, Renee! I hope you like them as much as we do! The wine really takes these to a whole new level of deliciousness!

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  5. Your truffles look so creamy, and melt in your mouth perfect! I love the recipe!

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  6. These truffles look so good! I bet they taste amazing with the Gallo Holiday Red Wine!

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    1. We sure did like the addition of the wine! Thanks, Michele!

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  7. Making these this weekend because I can't resist after seeing yours and reading your recipe.

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    1. Thanks, Marlene! I hope you liked them as much as we did! I can't wait to make some more :)

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  8. Look at how easy you made this look! I think even I can do it!

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    1. Thanks, Dorothy! You definitely can. They are super easy as long as you keep your hands covered in cocoa it cuts down on the stickiness :)

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  9. I love truffles and haven't had them in forever. I sure wish I had a big ol' box of yours right now!!

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  10. I made red wine truffle before, and I bet this Gallo wine makes them even more amazing!

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    1. We really did love the addition of the Gallo Holiday Red! Thanks, Brianne

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  11. I wish these wines were in NYS but I haven't found them. These truffles look amazing and are right up my alley for a holiday sweet!

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    1. You can always use your favorite red too, Shelby! Thanks so much!

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  12. Yep a new tradition starting this year with this recipe.

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  13. These look and sound fabulous! Can't go wrong with wine lol!

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  14. Nothing beats hanging around the kitchen catching up. Adding these gorgeous truffles to the party is heavenly!

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  15. These were great for Christmas. Im making them t give to my friend as a hostess gift. Thank you for such a divine and easy recipe. Happy New Year 2015 !!!

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    1. You made my day! Thanks for letting me know, Vanessa! I'm so glad you enjoyed them! Happy New Year!!

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