Olive Oil Chocolates

These olive oil chocolates have a luscious center and a crunchy, dark chocolate shell. The flavor combination of extra virgin olive oil and dark chocolate is so unexpectedly delicious. These decadent olive oil truffles are a must try.

What to serve with them

If you’re giving these as gifts and are looking for another chocolate treat to include in the gift basket, try these delicious chocolate covered figs. They’re quick and easy to make.

Olive oil chocolates sprinkled with sea salt on a white plate.

Key ingredients

Dark chocolate pairs perfectly with extra virgin olive oil in these delicious truffles. The rich, intense, slightly bitter flavor of dark chocolate complements the floral, peppery undertones of extra virgin olive oil. I don’t recommend substituting either of those ingredients for anything else in this particular recipe.

A sprinkle of sea salt adds an extra layer of flavor to these olive oil truffles. It also gives them a prettier appearance, which is nice, especially if you’re giving these as gifts. The sea salt is optional though, so you can easily omit it if you prefer. These truffles are delicious either way.

How to make them

Start by adding one cup of chopped dark chocolate to a pot on the stove set to low heat (reserve the remaining 3/4 cup of chocolate). Cook, stirring frequently, until the chocolate has melted completely, then immediately remove the pot from the heat.

Melted dark chocolate in a metal pan.

Transfer the melted dark chocolate to a bowl, then add the extra virgin olive oil and mix until smooth.

A liquid mixture of melted chocolate and extra virgin olive oil in a glass bowl.

Transfer that mixture to the fridge for 25 minutes. After the mixture has finished chilling, use a spoon to mix well until it solidifies.

A solid mixture of dark chocolate and olive oil in a glass bowl with a metal spoon.

Scoop out 2 teaspoons of the solid chocolate olive oil mixture, then use your hands to shape it into a ball and place it on a plate lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat (I recommend wearing kitchen gloves to make this easy and mess free). Repeat with the rest of the chocolate olive oil mixture (you should end up with 12 balls).

Chocolate olive oil balls on a piece of parchment paper.

Add the remaining 3/4 cup chopped dark chocolate to a pot on the stove set to low heat. Cook, stirring often, until the chocolate has melted, then transfer the melted chocolate to a bowl.

Add one of the chocolate olive oil balls to the bowl of melted chocolate, then gently stir to coat the ball completely. Use a fork to lift the chocolate olive oil ball out of the melted chocolate, allowing any excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl, then place it on the plate lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

Immediately add a sprinkle of sea salt on top, if desired. Repeat this process with the rest of the chocolate balls.

Chocolate truffles drying on a piece of parchment paper.

Place the plate of olive oil chocolate truffles in the fridge to harden for at least one hour before serving.

Chocolate truffles sprinkled with sea salt on parchment paper.

Giving these as gifts

These chocolates are perfect for gifting. Just place them in a cellophane bag or paper gift box and add a pretty ribbon and label tag. They make great homemade Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, Valentine’s Day gifts, or host gifts.

Storage and freezing

Store these olive oil chocolates in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week or freeze them for up to six months. Then defrost them in the fridge for two hours before serving.

Chocolate olive oil truffles on a white plate.

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Olive Oil Chocolates

These olive oil chocolates are rich and decadent. They make great Christmas gifts, Valentine's day gifts, birthday gifts, or host gifts. These mouthwatering olive oil truffles are easy to make and have a uniquely delicious flavor and a luscious texture.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chilling time 1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 162.9kcal

Equipment

  • Parchment paper or silicone baking mat

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups chopped dark chocolate, divided
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Optional topping: sea salt

Instructions

  • Add 1 cup of chopped dark chocolate to a pot on the stove set to low heat (reserve the remaining 3/4 cup of chocolate).
  • Cook, stirring frequently, until the chocolate has melted completely, then immediately remove the pot from the heat.
  • Transfer the melted dark chocolate to a bowl, then add the extra virgin olive oil and mix until smooth.
  • Transfer that mixture to the fridge for 25 minutes.
  • After the mixture has finished chilling, use a spoon to mix well until it solidifies.
  • Scoop out 2 teaspoons of the solid chocolate olive oil mixture, then use your hands to shape it into a ball and place it on a plate lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat (I recommend wearing kitchen gloves to make this easy and mess free).
  • Repeat with the rest of the chocolate olive oil mixture (you should end up with 12 balls).
  • Add the remaining 3/4 cup chopped dark chocolate to a pot on the stove set to low heat.
  • Cook, stirring often, until the chocolate has melted, then transfer the melted chocolate to a bowl.
  • Add one of the chocolate olive oil balls to the bowl of melted chocolate, then gently stir to coat the ball completely.
  • Use a fork to lift the chocolate olive oil ball out of the melted chocolate, allowing any excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl, then place it on the plate lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Immediately add a sprinkle of sea salt on top, if desired.
  • Repeat steps 10-12 with the rest of the chocolate balls.
  • Place the plate of chocolates in the fridge to harden for at least one hour before serving.

Notes

  • Store the chocolates in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week or freeze them for up to six months. Then defrost in the fridge for two hours before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Chocolate | Calories: 162.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4.1g | Cholesterol: 0.8mg | Sodium: 5.1mg | Potassium: 182.5mg | Fiber: 2.8g | Sugar: 6.1g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Calcium: 18.6mg | Iron: 3mg

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