Chocolate and Roses Truffle Spoons

Easy Truffle Recipe

Give everyone you love a spoonful of YUM this Valentines Day with this Easy Truffle Recipe.

I know… truffles look complicated to make. Honestly, they don’t have to be. The most difficult part of truffle making is the dipping process, so let’s remedy that issue with Truffle SPOONS!

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The standard easy truffle recipe I use for holidays involves whipping chocolate ganache until light and fluffy, piping the whipped ganache into little mounds, then freezing it. Once the ganache balls are frozen, I place them on the end of a wooden skewer and dip them in tempered molten chocolate. Making sure they have a thick, even, airtight coating to protect the ganache is extremely important, so removing the skewer takes a little practice.

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It’s really not that difficult. Yet using spoons as a platform for the ganache, not only makes them easier to dip, it turns them into truffle spoon pops, a delightful bite-size gift to pass around to friends.

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Normally, I am not a huge fan of rose flavored things. The only other recipe I’ve posted with rose water is Old Fashion Blueberry Pudding. Yet the combination of creamy white chocolate ganache laced with aromatic rose water, then coated in rich dark chocolate is TO-DIE-FOR. My hubby, who HATES rose water, was all over these truffle spoons.

It’s a unique, yet appropriate, flavor profile for Valentines Day.

Forget cards this year; go with Chocolate and Roses Truffle Spoons using the easy truffle recipe below. You can thank me later. *wink*

How To Make Truffles

COOK’S NOTES:

Now that the dipping is no longer an issue, tempering the dark chocolate is the only thing that needs real focused attention. Tempering is the process of melting chocoalte, bringing the temperature up and back down, so that as it hardens the chocolate is firm and glossy, not cloudy or dimpled. The unofficial simple method of tempering (no thermometers and marble slabs) is to place the chocolate in a double-boiler over medium-low heat. Stir until the chocolate is JUST melted, then stir in a little more chocolate to bring the temperature down. I usually take the double-boiler off the stove but leave the bowl over the hot water to keep warm. *If the tempering concerns you, buy dark chocolate flavored candy coating and microwave to melt.

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Yield: 36 spoons

Prep Time: 40 minutes active time

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Easy Truffle Recipe ~ Chocolate and Roses Truffle Spoons

Ingredients:

For the White Chocolate and Rose Ganache:
1 cup heavy cream
16 oz. white chocolate, chopped (4 bars)
1 drop red food coloring
2 tsp. rose water
Pinch of salt

For the Easy Truffle Recipe:
Whipped White Chocolate and Roses Ganache
12 oz. dark chocolate, chopped
36 plastic spoons
dried edible rose petals (optional)

Directions:

Place the chopped white chocolate in a bowl. Scald the cream. Once it is very hot pour it over the white chocolate and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Stir until smooth.

Add the food coloring, rose water and salt. Mix well, then place in the fridge to cool.

Once cool, scoop the ganache into an electric mixing bowl and whip until light and fluffy. (The ganache will have a strong rose flavor. Don't worry--the dark chocoalte will mellow it out.)

Place the ganache in a piping bag with a large tip. (You could use a plastic bag with the corner cut off.) Pipe the ganache smoothly onto the spoons. Freeze.

Once the ganache filled spoons are frozen, Place 8 oz. of the dark chocolate in a double-boiler over medium-low heat. Stir as it melts. Once completely melted, remove from heat and add the remaining chocolate. Stir until smooth.

Dip the spoons into the dark chocolate. Wave the spoon a little to remove extra chocolate, then lay on wax paper to dry. DON'T TAP! You don't want to create thin spots in the chocolate.

Gently place dried rose petals on each spoon before the chocolate dries, don't press down.

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50 Responses to “Chocolate and Roses Truffle Spoons”

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    the wicked noodle — January 26, 2012 @ 6:52 am

    Sommer, these are gorgeous!! So creative and perfect for Valentine’s Day. Thanks for sharing!

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    Michelle — January 26, 2012 @ 8:28 am

    what a perfectly wonderful way to do truffles! and without the messy fingers, awesome!

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    Jen at The Three Little Piglets — January 26, 2012 @ 8:48 am

    I would LOVE a few of these for Valentine’s Day! Even without the extra dunking step and just eating the piped mixture on the spoon…

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — January 26, 2012 @ 8:51 am

    This is seriously genius! I’ve never made truffles and the sole reason being the mess that I envision the dipping process to be. Not only does this fix that, it’s super cute!

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    Kiri W. — January 26, 2012 @ 10:06 am

    Ooooh, what a cut way to get around the difficult part! :) These sound fantastic, love the rose water infusion :)

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — January 26, 2012 @ 10:19 am

    Oh my. These are so freaking cute!

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    k — January 26, 2012 @ 10:26 am

    I pipe EVERYTHING! It makes life soooo much easier! I want about 5 of these right now. 2 for breakfast….and 3 for lunch. That’s reasonable, right?

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    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — January 26, 2012 @ 11:41 am

    These are so elegant, Sommer! Gorgeous!

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    Kelly — January 26, 2012 @ 12:03 pm

    What a gorgeous idea, these look too cute!! Perfect for Valentine’s Day coming up! :)

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    Emily @ Life on Food — January 26, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

    I have been meaning to make dipped spoons for a while. The truffle idea is even better. Great gift ideas. I hope someone who loves me sees this otherwise I will be making these for myself this for Valentine’s Day.

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    Choc Chip Uru — January 26, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    These look amazing – they absolutely beautiful and a perfect valentines day treat – the essence if romantic
    I love your blog my friend :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Two Tone Choc Blueberry Cheesecake

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    Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence — January 26, 2012 @ 1:46 pm

    Chocolate + Rose = Yum!

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    Britney — January 26, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

    These are beautiful and sound amazing!

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    Belinda @zomppa — January 26, 2012 @ 2:26 pm

    These are awesome! So fun and festive!

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    My German Kitchen...in the Rockies — January 26, 2012 @ 3:05 pm

    Oh, my. Sommer, they are adorable. What a fabulous idea.
    Pinned!

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    Jeanette — January 26, 2012 @ 3:36 pm

    What a clever idea Sommer! How pretty with the rose petals on top.

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — January 26, 2012 @ 3:54 pm

    I love the spoon idea, it makes a really pretty gift!

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — January 26, 2012 @ 4:22 pm

    These look dangerously decadent!! Great gift idea! I agree with Sylvie

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    Steph@stephsbitebybite — January 26, 2012 @ 5:07 pm

    These are so gorgeous!! Although, I think I’d end up eating them all before I was able to give them away!

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    Melanie Purcell — January 26, 2012 @ 5:45 pm

    Love this idea! Where do you get the edible rose petals?

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    • Sommer — January 26th, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

      Hey Melanie!

      I got them at the Spice and Tea Exchange, but any tea store would have them. :)

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    Laura — January 26, 2012 @ 5:45 pm

    These are just so pretty and creative, Sommer – I had to leave a note. (; xo

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    Deanna — January 26, 2012 @ 9:12 pm

    Gorgeous! I never use rose in recipes, but I would give it a try to make something this pretty!

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    Kathy - Panini Happy — January 26, 2012 @ 11:52 pm

    These are soooo beautiful, Sommer!

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    Ann — January 27, 2012 @ 12:19 am

    These are absolutely brilliant! …and delicious! What a GREAT idea! I am SO buzzing this!

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — January 27, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

    Sommer,
    What a creative and delicious V-Day decadence — I love rose and chocolate flavored desserts. In fact, I have a recipe coming up that involves white choc, rose and pistachios!!!

    ps: I just read your email :)

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    Lora — January 27, 2012 @ 4:32 pm

    These are brilliant. I love this idea!

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    Mel (Sharky Oven Gloves) — January 27, 2012 @ 6:39 pm

    This is such an original and fantastic idea! And so beautiful, as well!! I’m in awe.

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    Lauren — January 27, 2012 @ 8:04 pm

    These sound divine!!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — January 28, 2012 @ 8:40 pm

    What a cool idea!! I love these!!!

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    Em (Wine and Butter) — January 29, 2012 @ 3:42 am

    Im SO glad valentines day is going to make the end of my mini slim down diet. These are exactly the sort of thing that will make a a perfect re-introduction to a ‘sometimes sugar eating diet’ – yippppeeee! And love the ease of making them with spoons AND I also quite like rose water anyways … :)

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    Toni (Boulder Locavore) — January 29, 2012 @ 8:55 am

    So clever Sommer! I’ve purchased similar spoons designed to be used in hot drinks like coffee or hot chocolate but love this idea. I also love all your attention to detail; the pink spoons and simple adornments.

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    Alaiyo Kiasi — January 29, 2012 @ 7:38 pm

    I absolutely love this idea, and who would turn it down? No one, that’s who, because it’s not so much that one’s diet would be blown and it’s already on a spoon. Who could resist? Beautiful!

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    Liz — January 29, 2012 @ 8:04 pm

    Truffle spoon pops? Now who wouldn’t love these beauties??!

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — January 31, 2012 @ 8:28 am

    what a fabulous idea!!! Love portable gifts!!

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    Maggie @ Kitchie Coo — January 31, 2012 @ 11:34 am

    These are absolutely darling! What a great valentine gift that would be fairly easy to make in bulk. I want to make these now. I’m saving in case I have some free-time.

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    RisaG — January 31, 2012 @ 5:45 pm

    I love making candy and I love making truffles. I’ve never made them with rose water though. Sounds very interesting. For Christmas, I made them and sprinkled the outside with crushed candy cane, used some peppermint extract in the chocolate. So delicious. I use Ghiradelli’s 65% cacao baking chocolate almost exclusively. It is cheaper at Christmas time (1.99-2.49 bar instead of $3 a bar) so I stock up. I melt in the microwave, add a bit of the room temp chocolate to temper it a bit and it works very well for all my candy making needs.

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    Joy — February 1, 2012 @ 4:19 pm

    This is so cool. I have been trying to master tempering forever. Thanks for the tips.

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    marla — February 2, 2012 @ 3:52 pm

    OMG!! At what point did I miss these? Linking back to these fun truffles in my post today.
    xo

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    Dmarie — February 5, 2012 @ 7:53 am

    forever raising the bar, eh, Spicy? thanks!!

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    Colette @ JFF! — January 28, 2013 @ 1:58 pm

    These are gorgeous!

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    cooking rookie — February 2, 2013 @ 2:26 am

    Beautiful! What a lovely idea :-)

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    Denise Browning@From Brazil To You — May 6, 2014 @ 8:46 am

    Hi, Sommer! These truffles are easy and quite beautiful…Not only perfect for V-day but also for Mother’s Day. I do hope it is OK with you that I do use one of these photos for a Mother’s Day post (May 8th). Of course, I’ll give you both the credit and a link to your recipe. Is it fine to feature one of your images in my post?

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    Rachel — October 2, 2014 @ 10:14 am

    Hello,
    I just found this recipe and I love the idea! However, I was hoping to make these for a more formal occasion using your original method (without the spoon). You mentioned that you spear the frozen truffle and then dip it into the chocolate – how do you remove the skewer without leaving a hole in the truffle (you mentioned that they should be airtight)?

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    • Sommer — October 3rd, 2014 @ 5:36 am

      Hi Rachel, usually when you take out the skewer the chocolate runs in the hole, so it sort of takes care of itself. If not you can drop one little drop of melted chocolate over the hole.

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