Decadent Chocolate Truffle Recipe from Belgium - Indulge in Rich Flavors

Chocolate Box filled with Truffles

Decadent Chocolate Truffle Recipe from Belgium - Indulge in Rich Flavors
Region / culture: Belgium | Preparation time: 30 minutes | Cooking time: 1 hour and 30 minutes | Servings: 6


Chocolate Box filled with Truffles
Chocolate Box filled with Truffles

Indulge in the decadent and luxurious treat of a Chocolate Box filled with Truffles. This recipe combines rich and creamy chocolate with a variety of flavors and textures to create a truly unforgettable dessert.


The tradition of making chocolate truffles dates back to the late 19th century in France. These delectable treats were originally made with a ganache center coated in chocolate and rolled in cocoa powder. Over the years, truffles have evolved to include a wide range of flavors and fillings, making them a popular choice for special occasions and gifts.


How to prepare

  1. Cover a cookie sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.
  2. Reserve 1 tbsp of semisweet chocolate.
  3. In a double boiler (or a metal bowl over simmering water), melt the remaining semisweet chocolate without stirring.
  4. Remove from heat and mix in the reserved tablespoon of chocolate.
  5. In a separate metal bowl, melt the white chocolate using the same method.
  6. Spread the semisweet chocolate on the cookie sheet, creating a 6" x 9" rectangle.
  7. Drizzle the white chocolate on top and, using a toothpick, swirl a decorative pattern.
  8. Place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator and chill for 1 hour.
  9. When the chocolate is hard, trim the edges with a knife and cut into six 3" squares.
  10. Place 1 square on a piece of parchment paper and create a box by standing 4 pieces around it (reserve the remaining piece for the lid).
  11. Dip a small metal spatula in very hot water, wipe off excess water, and using the hot spatula, heat the outside seams of the box so the chocolate melts slightly and the edges adhere to each other (if at any time the chocolate gets too soft, put it back in the refrigerator until firm again). Keep chilled until ready to use.
  12. In a small saucepan, bring the cream to a boil.
  13. Remove from heat and add the chocolate, stirring gently until smooth.
  14. Add the butter and pour into a small plastic bowl.
  15. Chill for 3 hours.
  16. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  17. Using a melon baller, scoop the chocolate into 12 to 20 balls.
  18. Roll half of the balls in cocoa and the other half in nuts.
  19. Place them on the cookie sheet and chill for an additional hour (or put in the freezer for 20 minutes).
  20. Place the truffles in the box and cover with the remaining piece of chocolate.

Recommended tools

  1. A Silpat is a nonstick, reusable baking-pan liner, available at and Williams-Sonoma stores nationwide.


  • Experiment with different types of chocolate for the truffle filling, such as milk chocolate or dark chocolate.
  • Add in additional flavors to the truffles, such as espresso powder, orange zest, or liqueurs like Grand Marnier or Amaretto.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to use high-quality chocolate for the best flavor and texture.

- When melting chocolate, be careful not to overheat it as it can become grainy.

- Chilling the chocolate box and truffles before serving will help them hold their shape and maintain their texture.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the Chocolate Box filled with Truffles as a decadent dessert at a dinner party or special occasion. Pair with a glass of red wine or a cup of coffee for the perfect ending to a meal.

Cooking Techniques

Melting chocolate using a double boiler ensures a smooth and creamy texture.

- Rolling the truffles in cocoa powder or nuts adds a delicious crunch and flavor contrast.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use coconut cream or almond milk as a dairy-free alternative to heavy cream.

- Substitute coconut oil or vegetable shortening for butter in the truffle filling.

Make Ahead Tips

The Chocolate Box and truffles can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Allow them to come to room temperature before serving for the best flavor and texture.

Presentation Ideas

Arrange the Chocolate Box filled with Truffles on a decorative platter or serving tray for a stunning presentation. Garnish with fresh berries, mint leaves, or edible flowers for an elegant touch.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair the Chocolate Box filled with Truffles with a glass of port or dessert wine for a luxurious and indulgent dessert experience. The rich flavors of the truffles complement the sweetness of the wine perfectly.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Allow them to come to room temperature before serving. The Chocolate Box can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving



- Total Carbohydrates: 18g

- Dietary Fiber: 2g

- Sugars: 14g


- Total Fat: 15g

- Saturated Fat: 9g

- Trans Fat: 0g


- Protein: 2g

Vitamins and minerals

Calcium: 20mg

- Iron: 1mg

- Potassium: 120mg


Contains dairy and nuts


This Chocolate Box filled with Truffles is a rich and indulgent dessert that is high in calories and fats. Enjoy in moderation as a special treat.


Indulge in the rich and creamy flavors of a Chocolate Box filled with Truffles. This decadent dessert is perfect for special occasions and will impress your guests with its luxurious presentation and delicious taste. Enjoy the combination of smooth chocolate and crunchy nuts for a truly unforgettable treat.

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was captivated by its simplicity. It was a cold winter day, and I was browsing through an old cookbook that I had inherited from my own grandmother. As I turned the pages, I came across a recipe for a Chocolate Box filled with Truffles. The picture accompanying the recipe was so beautiful, with the shiny truffles nestled inside a box made entirely of chocolate. I knew I had to try making it.

I read through the recipe carefully, taking note of each ingredient and step. It seemed like a daunting task, but I was determined to give it a try. The next day, I gathered all the necessary ingredients and set to work in my small kitchen. I melted the chocolate, tempered it, and poured it into a mold to create the box. It was a delicate process, but I was careful and patient.

Once the box had set, I made the truffles by mixing cream, butter, and more chocolate together. The mixture was smooth and velvety, and I couldn't resist sneaking a taste. It was rich and decadent, everything a truffle should be. I scooped the mixture into small balls and rolled them in cocoa powder, creating the perfect finishing touch.

I carefully placed the truffles inside the chocolate box, arranging them neatly so they looked like precious jewels. I couldn't believe that I had actually made something so beautiful and delicious. I was so proud of myself, and couldn't wait to share my creation with my family and friends.

As I sat down to enjoy a truffle myself, I thought about how far I had come in my culinary journey. I had learned so much from my grandmother, who always encouraged me to try new recipes and techniques. She was the one who taught me the importance of patience and precision in cooking, and I was grateful for her guidance.

I remembered the first time I had watched her make a batch of truffles. It was a rainy day, and we had decided to spend the afternoon baking together. She showed me how to melt chocolate properly, and how to temper it to achieve a shiny finish. I was in awe of her skill and expertise, and knew that I wanted to be just like her one day.

Over the years, I had collected recipes from various sources, each one adding to my repertoire of dishes. I had learned to make traditional family recipes, as well as more modern creations. But there was something special about this Chocolate Box filled with Truffles recipe that had captured my heart.

I knew that I would continue to make this recipe for years to come, passing it down to future generations. It was a labor of love, a tribute to my grandmother and all the lessons she had taught me. Every time I made it, I felt her presence in the kitchen with me, guiding my hands and watching over me.

As I finished the last bite of my truffle, I felt a sense of contentment and fulfillment. I had mastered a new recipe, one that had challenged me and rewarded me in equal measure. I couldn't wait to make it again, and to share it with others who would appreciate its beauty and taste.

And so, with a full heart and a satisfied stomach, I put away my cookbook and began to plan my next culinary adventure. Who knew what delicious surprises awaited me in the world of cooking? But one thing was for certain - I would always have my grandmother's legacy to guide me, one recipe at a time.


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