Creamy Lavender Chocolate Truffles

The perfect chocolate treat any time of year! These blooming lavender chocolate truffles are decadent, melt in your mouth good and pair perfectly with delicate lavender tea + cream for a gorgeous and impressive treat. Try them with our ultra rich lavender hot chocolate when the floral + chocolate cravings kick in.

It’s no surprise we love lavender flowers in our food. This ganache rich treat has quickly become one of our most popular recipes for a great reason. While our readers enjoy our lavender ice cream, lavender shortbread, and lavender bees knees, the milk chocolate lavender truffles are comparable to anything you can find on fancy online stores, like these luscious lavender chocolates we’re dreaming about.

Why you’ll love this Lavender truffle recipe:

  • Unlike many other homemade candy recipes on frolic and fare, this lavender chocolate truffle requires no special candy making tools like double boiler or candy thermometer. 
  • Its look and flavor are truly gourmet, making it a perfect edible gift. But it’s truly not a lot of work at all!
  • When used as directed, the lavender flavor resembles mint, making it the perfect treat for those who aren’t familiar with floral flavors but are curious.
  • The recipe is easy, and once you make truffles, you can adapt it any way you see fit.
  • The lavender truffle are made with a delicate lavender infused cream and then dipped into melted dark chocolate.

Variation inspiration:

  • All of this melted chocolate has me thinking of Christmas and gifting! Add a candy stick into your truffle before dipping them in chocolate and gift them with some rose hot cocoa.
  • Instead of making traditional truffles by rolling your chocolate into balls of chocolate, place your finished ganache in candy molds for a truly unique look.

Ingredients:

Truffles:

Coating:

  • 2 cups milk or dark chocolate chips

How to make it:

Truffles:

  • Make a lavender cream by adding your organic lavender to your cream, turn heat on low.
  • Watch and mix consistently, stirring regularly, making sure not to overheat. Look for small bubbles, that’s when you turn off your heat and let lavender steep for several minutes. Set aside.
  • Place your two cups of dark chocolate in a medium microwave safe bowl.
  • Melt chocolate mixture in the microwave in 15 – 30 second increments, stirring after each, until chocolate is melted and smooth. Be sure to check every few seconds to ensure chocolate doesn’t burn.
  • Strain lavender cream into bowl with chocolate pieces, adding cream to the chocolate only, and discarding the lavender buds.
  • Mix well and pour into a clean rectangle baking dish and refrigerate for several hours, until it’s set.
  • Use a small cookie scoop to scoop out even truffles.
  • Coat hands in raw cocoa and roll into even balls. Return to refrigerator while you start next steps.

Coating:

  • Set down some parchment paper on a clean surface.
  • Melt chocolate mixture in the microwave in 15 – 30 second increments, stirring after each, until chocolate is melted and smooth. Be sure to check every few seconds to ensure chocolate doesn’t burn.
  • Place a single truffle on a fork, and dip into melted chocolate.
  • Let extra chocolate drip through the fork slots and carefully move dipped truffle onto your slice of parchment.
  • Allow to set at room temperature.

What you’ll need:

  • A small sauce pan to make your lavender cream
  • A baking dish for your ganache
  • A small bowl with powdered sugar or cocoa powder to assist in rolling your truffles
  • A heavy-duty cookie scoop, preferable a small one so you have bite size truffles.
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Parchment paper for easy cleanup

Tips:

  • It is ideal to use quality chocolate meant for melting, like chocolate melts or chocolate chips in this recipe.
  • You will need a little cocoa powder on your fingers and truffles to roll them nicely.
  • Make sure you’re using organic / food grade lavender for consumption. Learn all about edible lavender in our culinary lavender guide.
  • If you’re melted chocolate is cooling too much while you’re dipping truffles and becoming too thick, add a tiny bit of the vegetable or coconut oil and. pop back into the microwave for 10-15 seconds. Coconut oil will change the taste of the truffle.

Storage tips:

How to store them:

Store these truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

Can I freeze these truffles:

Line the truffles on a baking sheet so they are not touching and freeze in the freezer for one hour or until they are hard; this will prevent them from sticking together.  Transfer to a freezer-safe airtight container.  Freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

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Lavender Milk Chocolate Truffles

5 from 5 votes
The perfect chocolate treat any time of year! These blooming lavender chocolate truffles are decadent, melt in your mouth good and pair perfectly with delicate lavender tea + cream for a gorgeous and impressive treat.
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Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:5 minutes
Additional Time:2 hours
Total Time:2 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups milk chocolate chips 1/2 for truffles 1/2 for coating
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 5 teaspoons organic culinary lavender
  • Raw cocoa powder for assistance rolling

Instructions

Truffles:

  • Make a lavender cream by adding your organic lavender to your cream, turn heat on low.
  • Watch and mix consistently, stirring regularly, making sure not to overheat. Look for small bubbles, that's when you turn off your heat and let lavender steep for several minutes. Set aside.
  • Place two of your four (or half) cups of dark chocolate in a medium microwave safe bowl. Melt chocolate mixture in the microwave in 15 - 30 second increments, stirring after each, until chocolate is melted and smooth. Be sure to check every few seconds to ensure chocolate doesn't burn.
  • Strain lavender cream into bowl with chocolate pieces, adding cream to the chocolate only, and discarding the lavender buds.
  • Mix well, it will turn into a ganache. Quickly pour into a clean rectangle baking dish and refrigerate for several hours, until it's set.
  • Use a small cookie scoop to scoop out even truffles. Coat hands in raw cocoa and roll into even balls. Return to refrigerator while you start making coating.

Chocolate Coating:

  • Set down some parchment paper on a clean surface. Melt your remianing half chocolate mixture in the microwave in 15 - 30 second increments, stirring after each, until chocolate is melted and smooth. Be sure to check every few seconds to ensure chocolate doesn't burn.
  • Place a single truffle on a fork, and dip into melted chocolate. Let extra chocolate drip through the fork slots and carefully move dipped truffle onto your slice of parchment. Allow to set at room temperature.
  • After truffles are set, store them in an air tight container in your refrigerator when you're not enjoying!

Notes

It is ideal to use quality chocolate meant for melting, like chocolate melts or chocolate chips in this recipe.
You will need a little cocoa powder on your fingers and truffles to roll them nicely.
Make sure you're using organic / food grade lavender for consumption.
If you're melted chocolate is cooling too much while you're dipping truffles and becoming too thick, add a tiny bit of the vegetable or coconut oil and. pop back into the microwave for 10-15 seconds. Coconut oil will change the taste of the truffle.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 136mg | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 109IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 0.01mg
Course: Homemade Candy
Cuisine: Homemade candy
Keyword: diy lavender milk chocolate, lavender chocolate, lavender truffles
Servings: 16 small truffles
Calories: 250kcal
Author: All recipes by Sarah Buckley

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