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Recipes: Vosges Chocolate Truffles


vosges chocolate truffles

By now you know about my love for chocolate and one of my favorite chocolate makers is located right here in Chicago, Vosges Chocolate! I even stopped by for a tour earlier this year and it was insanely cool! I recently saw a video by Katrina Markoff making truffles that inspired me to make this post. These are so simple to make and the best part about it, is the possibilities are endless! 

The ingredients: 

9 ounces dark chocolate, 55 percent to 62 percent, chopped (about 1 cup) Vosges chocolate is highly recommended 

1 cup heavy cream

1 teaspoon brown rice syrup (or light corn syrup) 

Pinch Himalayan pink salt


vosges truffle recipe

Directions: 

Put the chopped chocolate in a large bowl and set aside.

Add the heavy cream to a small pot over medium heat and cover with a lid. Remove from the heat just before the cream comes to a boil. Pour the cream over the chocolate, cover the bowl with aluminum foil or a lid and let it sit for 5 minutes. Remove the cover and whisk until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth. Stir in the brown rice syrup and a healthy pinch of Himalayan pink salt. Let it sit and come to room temperature, then cover with plastic wrap touching the surface of the ganache and place in the refrigerator to set for 1 hour.

Scoop tablespoon-size portions of the ganache onto a parchment-lined plate. When filled, place the plate in the freezer for 20 minutes and continue with the remaining ganache. 

Remove the chilled ganache from the freezer; use your hands to roll the portions into smooth balls, then roll in your favorite spice or nut combination. 


vosges chocolate truffle recipe


vosges chocolate truffles


vosges chocolate truffles


vosges chocolate truffles


vosges chocolate truffle recipe

As you can tell I clearly had so much fun making these! When I first thought about holiday truffles I wanted to do peppermint with chocolate. The Mint Matcha bar was the perfect pairing and tastes like mint chocolate chip ice cream but better. The peppermint was the perfect crunchy addition! There are so many fun holiday sugars I am sure you have around from cookie decorating these are also great options. Below is the master list of flavor combinations.

Some Vosges Chocolate Flavors with complimentary spices: 

Super Dark Matcha Green Tea Bar

  • Matcha green tea powder
  • Cocoa nibs
  • Pink Peppercorns
  • Black Sesame Seeds

Super Dark Coconut Ash & Banana Bar

  • Toasted coconut shavings
  • Dehydrated strawberry
  • Li hing powder

Mo’s Dark Bacon Bar

  • Crispy bits of bacon
  • Mable sugar
  • Cinnamon and sugar blend

Super Dark Guajillo & Chipotle Chili Bar

  • Ceylon cinnamon
  • Chili powder
  • Cocoa powder
  • Ground anise

Tumeric & Ginger Bar

  • Sweet yellow curry powder
  • Toasted coconut 
  • Ground ginger
  • Ground Orange Powder
  • Nutmeg

Mint Macha Bar

  • Matcha Green tea powder
  • dehydrated apple powder
  • lemon peel zest
  • Crushed peppermint

Bapchi’s Caramel Toffee Bar

  • Pink Himalayan salt
  • Roasted walnuts
  • Espresso powder 
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Pair your chocolate truffles with a bottle of champagne or coffee and you are sure to be the hit of the holiday party!! 


vosges chocolate and champagne


vosges chocolate truffles

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