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Dark Chocolate & Red Wine Truffles

Dark Chocolate & Red Wine Truffles

  • Yield: makes roughly 16-20 truffles (depending on the size you make them) 1x


  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup red wine (I recommend using something fruit forward, like red zinfandel or cabernet)
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate juice
  • Pinch of fine salt
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 10 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped (I recommend 60-70% dark)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or extract)
  • Sprinkles or cocoa powder, for coating the truffles


  1. Combine the heavy cream, red wine, and pomegranate juice in a small saucepan and place over medium heat. Add in the salt and espresso powder and stir to combine.
  2. Meanwhile, chop the chocolate and place it in a large heat-safe bowl.
  3. Heat the cream mixture, stirring frequently, until it is just starting to bubble around the edges without letting it come to a boil.
  4. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and allow the mixture to sit for a few minutes. Then, gently and slowly stir to combine. Keep stirring until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  5. Whisk in the vanilla bean paste until well incorporated.
  6. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge to set for at least 2 hours (you can store this mixture in the fridge for a couple days, if needed).
  7. Remove the bowl from the fridge and allow it to sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes.
  8. When you’re ready to form the truffles, pour the sprinkles and/or cocoa powder into shallow bowls.
  9. Using a cookie scoop, scoop out balls of chocolate. You can make them as a big or small as you like. Roll them in your hands to form smooth balls. Roll each truffle in your coating of choice and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  10. Enjoy immediately or place the baking sheet into the fridge to chill. Enjoy chilled or at room temperature. Store any leftover truffles in an airtight container in the fridge.