Strawberry Truffles

These strawberry truffles are easy to make and delicious. They make great homemade gifts for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, or any other special occasion. These decadent treats have a rich, chocolate strawberry filling and are coated with a crisp, dark chocolate shell.

Ingredients in these strawberry truffles

This recipe calls for fresh strawberries. Alternatively you can substitute frozen strawberries or even strawberry jam if you prefer.

I prefer to use dark chocolate chips when making these truffles but you can use any type of chocolate chips you like. Or you can substitute chopped chocolate.

I like to garnish these truffles with a sprinkle of freeze-dried strawberry powder. This ingredient might be tricky to find at grocery stores but it’s easy to purchase online these days. It’s an optional topping so you can easily omit it, but I think it’s a nice touch for a pretty presentation (especially if you’re giving these as gifts).

Strawberry truffles on a white plate.

How to make them

Start by adding the chopped strawberries to a pot on the stove set to low-medium heat. Cook the strawberries for 2-3 minutes, mashing them with a metal potato masher constantly while they cook.

Mashed strawberries in a metal pot.

Turn the heat off the stove, then immediately add 3/4 cup of dark chocolate chips to the pot with the mashed strawberries (the residual heat will melt the chocolate chips, which is why it’s important to add them immediately after turning off the heat). Mix well until the chocolate chips are melted.

A mixture of strawberries and melted chocolate in a metal pot.

Transfer the chocolate and strawberry mixture to a bowl, then place it in the fridge for thirty minutes. When the chocolate strawberry mixture is finished chilling, mix it well then leave it out at room temperature for five minutes.

Next you’ll scoop a tablespoon of the mixture and use your hands to roll it into a ball (wearing kitchen gloves for this step makes this easy and mess free). Place the chocolate strawberry ball on a large plate lined with parchment paper. Then repeat with the rest of the chocolate strawberry mixture (you should end up with twelve balls).

Strawberry chocolate balls on a piece of parchment paper.

Next you’ll melt the remaining 3/4 cup of chocolate chips. I like to do this by adding them to a microwave-safe bowl, then heating in the microwave on high power at 20 second increments, stirring every 20 seconds until melted. Or you can melt the chocolate chips in a pot on the stove set to low heat for a few minutes, stirring constantly (but don’t reuse the same pot that had the chocolate strawberry mixture in it without cleaning it first).

Melted chocolate chips in a white bowl with a spoon.

Once the chocolate has melted, add one of the chocolate strawberry balls to the bowl of melted chocolate, then gently stir to coat it completely. Use two forks to lift the chocolate strawberry ball out of the melted chocolate and place it on a large plate lined with parchment paper.

A single chocolate truffle on a piece of parchment paper.

Add a sprinkle of freeze-dried strawberry powder on top (optional).

A chocolate treat on a piece of parchment paper.

Repeat with the rest of the chocolate strawberry balls.

Chocolates with freeze-dried strawberry powder sprinkled on top.

Place the plate of truffles in the fridge to harden for at least 45 minutes before serving.

Storage and freezing

Store these truffles in the fridge for up to three days or freeze them for up to six months, then thaw in the fridge for at least three hours before serving.

Truffles on a white plate.

Giving these as gifts

These strawberry truffles are the perfect homemade gift for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, or any other special occasion. Place some in a paper box or cellophane bag and add a festive ribbon and label.

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Strawberry Truffles

These strawberry truffles are easy to make and delicious. They're a great addition to a sweet table and also make lovely homemade gifts for Valentine's Day, Christmas, or any other special occasion.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chilling time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 124.4kcal

Equipment

  • Parchment paper
  • Metal Potato Masher

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips (or substitute your preferred type of chocolate chips)
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • Optional topping: freeze-dried strawberry powder

Instructions

  • Add the chopped strawberries to a pot on the stove set to low-medium heat.
  • Cook the strawberries for 2-3 minutes, mashing them with a metal potato masher constantly while they cook.
  • Turn the heat off the stove, then immediately add 3/4 cup of dark chocolate chips to the pot with the mashed strawberries (the residual heat will melt the chocolate chips, which is why it’s important to add them immediately after turning off the heat).
  • Mix well until the chocolate chips are melted.
  • Transfer the chocolate and strawberry mixture to a bowl, then place it in the fridge for thirty minutes.
  • When the chocolate strawberry mixture has finished chilling, mix well then leave it out at room temperature for five minutes.
  • Scoop a tablespoon of the mixture and use your hands to roll it into a ball (you can wear kitchen gloves for this step if you prefer).
  • Place the chocolate strawberry ball on a large plate lined with parchment paper.
  • Repeat steps 7-8 with the rest of the chocolate strawberry mixture (you should end up with 12 balls)
  • Melt the remaining 3/4 cup of dark chocolate chips. I like to do this by adding them to a microwave-safe bowl, then heating in the microwave on high power at 20 second increments, stirring every 20 seconds until melted. Or you can melt the chocolate chips in a pot on the stove set to low heat for a few minutes, stirring constantly (but don’t reuse the same pot that had the chocolate strawberry mixture in it without cleaning it first).
  • Once the chocolate has melted, add one of the chocolate strawberry balls to the bowl of melted chocolate, then gently stir to coat it completely.
  • Use two forks to lift the chocolate strawberry ball out of the melted chocolate and transfer it to a large plate lined with parchment paper.
  • Add a sprinkle of freeze-dried strawberry powder on top (optional).
  • Repeat steps 11-13 with the rest of the chocolate strawberry balls.
  • Place the plate of truffles in the fridge to harden for at least 45 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • Store these strawberry truffles in the fridge for up to three days or freeze them for up to six months, then thaw in the fridge for at least three hours before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Truffle | Calories: 124.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.4g | Protein: 1.9g | Fat: 7.1g | Saturated Fat: 6.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 0.2mg | Sodium: 24.2mg | Potassium: 156.2mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8.1g | Vitamin A: 3.3IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 69.6mg | Iron: 0.3mg