These strawberry truffles are the perfect sweet bite to share with friends and loved ones. Simple to make, these are great for an edible gift for the winter holidays or for Valentine's Day.
We love these little strawberry truffles, they're full of flavor and super simple to make. They make for a great little treat, whether for Thanksgiving, Christmas or Valentine's Day. You can whip these truffles up for an edible gift for your loved ones in no time.
We don't hold back with the flavor here in these strawberry truffles, thanks to freeze dried strawberries! You can definitely get creative with making edible gifts. Why not try our Raspberry Dark Chocolate Truffles or our festive White Chocolate Truffles which have a special twist.
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⭐ Why you'll love this recipe
Here are some reasons why you need this strawberry truffles recipe in your life:
Easy - with only a few simple ingredients and 20 minutes of preparation, you can be assured these truffles are nice and easy.
Creative - you can get really creative with these chocolate truffles, decorating them any way you wish. Check out the customizations below.
Flavor - you know we don't skimp on flavor if you've been around here for any time at all, freeze dried strawberries are definitely where it's at!
Edible gift - edible gifts are a great way to show you love someone. They store well and are a super option when on a budget.
Romantic - what's more romantic than giving your loved one a handmade strawberry truffle? These are perfect for a Valentine's dessert.
You only need simple ingredients for this strawberry truffles recipe, this is what you'll need:
Chocolate - the strawberry truffles are made of white chocolate flavored with strawberry. You can coat the truffles with white, milk or dark chocolate too!
Freeze dried strawberries - these dried strawberries are the centre and focus of the truffles, they are easy to work with and give the most vivid strawberry flavor.
Heavy/double cream - an integral ingredient to transform melted chocolate into a ganache for the centre of these truffles.
We know you love to mix things up with customizations and substitutions so here are some of our recommendations for this strawberry truffles recipe:
Coating - feel free to make these strawberry truffles with a white, milk or dark chocolate coating. We like mixing them up for a variety.
Toppings - you can top these truffles with a chocolate drizzle on top, cocoa nibs, crushed freeze dried strawberries or nuts. We like to mix melted white chocolate with extra freeze dried strawberry powder for a cute pink drizzle!
Decorations - we love to make these extra special with some edible glitter dust, you can get all kinds of colors too.
🔪 How to make strawberry truffles
Follow these simple step by step guides to success for this strawberry truffles recipe:
- In a food processor, blend the freeze dried strawberries into a powder, then sieve them into another bowl to remove the seeds.
- Melt the white chocolate in a hot water bath (bain marie) until smooth.
- Heat the heavy cream until it's scalded, then pour the hot cream into the molten white chocolate.
- Stir the cream and white chocolate together until fully combined and smooth.
- Add the freeze dried strawberry powder into the white chocolate ganache and stir together until smooth.
- Allow the strawberry ganache to cool and place into the fridge to set for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight. Scoop and roll into balls.
- Dip the strawberry truffles into the melted coating chocolate and set on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Decorate before the chocolate sets, especially if the decoration needs to stick.
👩🍳 Expert tips
Make sure to read and follow these expert tips to ensure complete success with this strawberry truffles recipe:
Chocolate - ensure your chocolate is completely melted as if it isn't, it may not fully set when combined with the cream. Also, ensure you use a good quality chocolate bar and not white chocolate chips.
Temperature - ensure your chocolate and cream temperatures are similar, this is because if you add cooler cream your ganache could end up splitting.
Chilling - you can get the strawberry truffles set in a few hours, but to make for easier rolling we recommend letting it set overnight.
Rolling - if your hands are getting sticky, have a wet cloth nearby to wipe them clean between rolling the truffles.
💭 Recipe FAQs
These truffles are able to keep for 3-4 weeks if you can keep from eating them!
The chocolate truffles will stay nice and firm when stored in the fridge. You can even leave them at room temperature for a few days too.
Absolutely. You can freeze the truffles in an air tight container for up to 3 months.
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- 1 ounce white chocolate , melted for a drizzle
- 2 tablespoons freeze dried strawberries, crumbled
- Blend the freeze dried strawberries into a fine powder and sieve the seeds out. You want a fine powder with none of the seeds.8 tablespoons freeze dried strawberries
- Finely chop the white chocolate and place in a heatproof bowl and melt either over a pan of gently simmering water or in the microwave (in 30 second bursts)12 ounces white chocolate
- In a small saucepan, heat the cream over a gentle heat until almost boiling. Remove from heat. Stir the hot cream into the melted white chocolate to create a smooth white chocolate ganache.¾ cup double (heavy) cream
- Stir the vanilla extract, freeze dried strawberry powder and a pinch of salt into the white chocolate ganache, then gently stir it all together until the mixture is pink and smooth. Leave to cool and then place in the fridge to set for at least two hours, or overnight.1 teaspoon vanilla extract, ⅛ teaspoon fine salt
- Take a heaped teaspoonful of the mixture and roll it between your hands to form a ball. Place onto a lined baking sheet and return to the fridge to harden again.
- Finely chop the dark chocolate and place in a small bowl. Place the bowl over a pan of simmering water (make sure the water does not touch the bowl) and allow to melt, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Cool slightly.7 ounces milk chocolate
- Using a fork, dip each truffle into the chocolate until fully coated. Once coated, place each truffle onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and allow to set. You can place them in the fridge to set if you like. Drizzle with melted white chocolate (we love to stir in some more strawberry powder to make it pink!) and sprinkle with some crushed dried strawberries.1 ounce white chocolate, 2 tablespoons freeze dried strawberries
- Make sure you use a good quality white chocolate to make the ganache. White chocolate chips don't work as well as a good quality chocolate bar.
- Use a melon baller to scoop a heaped teaspoon for your strawberry truffle balls.
- If your ganache doesn't set fully in the fridge, you can remelt it and add some more white chocolate to melt then reset it in the fridge.
- You will have too much milk chocolate to coat the strawberry truffles, but it makes it easier to dip them in. Use the leftovers in some chocolate moulds.