Truffes aux marrons et chocolat

Christmas Treast

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without truffles! Add these candies to your collection of festive recipes. In this recipe, chestnut cream softens the chocolate. 🎄

I was inspired by the “chocolate chestnut truffles” recipe that I saw on the “Marmiton” website.

Prep Time : 30 min



  • 5,3 oz ~ 1/2 cup (150 g) vanilla chestnuts cream
  • 2,5 oz (80 g) semi-sweet chocolate bar
  • ¼ cup ~ 4 tablespoons (50 g) butter
  • 2 Teaspoons (about 10 g) unsweetened cocoa powder


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Step 1 : Chestnut-Chocolate Mixture
  1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over a double boiler.
  2. Break the chocolate into pieces and add it to the melted butter. Mix the two ingredients together.
  3. Once the chocolate has melted, remove from heat and add the chestnut cream.
  4. Whisk until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
  5. Allow the mixture to cool, then cover it with plastic wrap.
  6.  Place the saucepan in the refrigerator for two to three hours.
Step 2 : Shaping the Truffles
  1.  Prepare a small plate with cocoa powder.
  2. Using a teaspoon, take a small portion of the chestnut-chocolate mixture and roll it into small balls between your hands. Then roll the balls in the cocoa powder.
  3. Place the truffles on a container, spacing them apart, and close the container with a lid.
  4. Let the chestnut-chocolate truffles rest in the refrigerator for approximately 4 hours before enjoying them.
Merry Christmas and enjoy ! 🎅

Truffes aux marrons et chocolat


Gisou’s tips and tricks

  • To fully bring out the flavor of the chestnut cream, it’s best not to use dark chocolate with more than 52% cocoa.
  • During Step 1, the chestnut-chocolate dough should not stay in the refrigerator for more than three hours, as it will become too hard to shape into balls.
  • Store the truffles in a closed container in the refrigerator.
  • Nowadays, it is often obtained through a long kneading process of chestnuts and may not necessarily contain candied chestnuts.



Chestnut and Chocolate Truffles

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