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Red Wine Chocolate Truffles

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Last Updated on February 5, 2021 by Lisa Johnson

I have to say, these Red Wine Chocolate Truffles are amazing! I mean, how could they not be? This is a really easy, no-bake, dark chocolate truffle recipe that is perfect for special occasions or as a gift…assuming that you are willing to share!

Cocoa covered red wine chocolate truffles on a wooden surface surrounded by cocoa powder, chocolate chips and a glass of wine.

They are not overpowering at all, and the fruitiness of the wine blends perfectly with the dark chocolate!

Red Wine Chocolate Truffles and a glass of red wine.

What you need to make Dark Chocolate Red Wine Truffles:

  • bittersweet chocolate – I used chocolate chips
  • a deep, full-bodied red wine – Cabernet Sauvignon is perfect
  • powdered sugar
  • pure vanilla extract
  • heavy cream
  • cocoa powder to roll your truffles in (not shown below).
Dark chocolate chips, powdered sugar, red wine, vanilla and heavy cream in white bowls.

How to make Red Wine Chocolate Truffles:

Combine the chocolate, wine, vanilla and powdered sugar together in a bowl. Set aside.

Chocolate chips, red wine, powdered sugar and vanilla in a glass bowl.

Heat the heavy cream in a small saucepan over medium heat until it starts to bubble and simmer, stirring often to keep it from scorching.

Heavy cream in a saucepan.

Pour the hot cream over the chocolate mixture in the bowl.

Chocolate chips, heavy creamy, sugar and vanilla in a glass bowl.

Stir until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is thoroughly combined.

Melted chocolate, wine, sugar and vanilla mixed together in a glass bowl.

Pour the chocolate mixture into a small baking dish (mine is 1-quart). Place in the refrigerator and chill for at least 2 hours.

Red Wine Chocolate Truffles in a small white baking dish.

When mixture is chilled, use a mini cookie scoop to form bite-sized balls.

Mini cookie scoop filled with chocolate truffle.

Roll in your hands to form round balls, then roll in cocoa powder to thoroughly coat.

Red Wine Chocolate Truffle rolled in cocoa in a white bowl.

Place the truffles on a parchment lined baking sheet and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Red Wine Chocolate Truffles rolled in cocoa sitting on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Serve with a glass of red wine, or package them up in a pretty box and give them as a gift with a bottle of red wine. It will be a gift that the recipient will never forget!

The inside of a Red Wine Chocolate Truffle.

Recipe Notes & Tips

  • Cabernet Sauvignon has a deeper, more intense flavor than a pinot noir or merlot.
  • Dark chocolate is perfect with red wine, but milk chocolate will work as well.
  • For dairy-free truffles: substitute canned coconut milk (shake before opening) and dairy-free chocolate.
  • For keto truffles: substitute sugar-free chocolate chips and Swerve powdered.

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Cocoa covered red wine chocolate truffles on a wooden surface surrounded by cocoa powder, chocolate chips and a glass of wine.

Red Wine Chocolate Truffles

These red wine chocolate truffles are amazing! This is a really easy, no-bake chocolate truffle recipe that is perfect for special occasions or as a gift.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: boozy treats, wine and chocolate
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Chilling Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 25 Servings
Calories: 74kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces dark, bittersweet chocolate
  • 4 tablespoons Cabernet Sauvignon or a deep, full-bodied red wine
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • .5 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • .5 cup heavy cream heated
  • .5 cup cocoa powder

Instructions

  • Combine the chocolate, wine, vanilla and powdered sugar together in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Heat the heavy cream in a small saucepan over medium heat until it starts to bubble and simmer, stirring often to keep it from scorching.
  • Pour the hot cream over the chocolate mixture in the bowl. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is thoroughly combined.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture into a small baking dish (mine is 1-quart). Place in the refrigerator and chill for at least 2 hours.
  • When mixture is chilled, use a mini cookie scoop to form bite-sized balls. Roll in your hands to form round balls, then roll in cocoa powder to thoroughly coat.
  • Place the truffles on a parchment lined baking sheet and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • Serve with a glass of red wine, or package them up in a pretty box and give them as a gift with a bottle of red wine. It will be a gift that the recipient will never forget!

Notes

  • Cabernet Sauvignon has a deeper, more intense flavor than a pinot noir or merlot.
  • Dark chocolate is perfect with red wine, but milk chocolate will work as well.
  • For dairy-free truffles, substitute canned coconut milk (shake before opening) and dairy-free chocolate.
  • For keto truffles: substitute sugar-free chocolate chips and Swerve powdered.
  • This recipe makes 25 truffles. Nutrition calculation is for one truffle. All calculations are approximate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

Nutrition

Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 71IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg

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