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Malbec Chocolate Truffles

This post brought to you by Barefoot Wine. The consumption of wine didn’t influence my opinions.

Hey, friends! Today I’m sharing another delicious recipe I cooked up with Barefoot Wine. This time it’s malbec, which is a red wine with flavors of blackberry, currant, vanilla, caramel, and toasted oak. And I used it with one of my favorite food groups: chocolate.

If you’ve never made truffles before don’t be intimated. The word “truffle” basically equates to “small dessert in ball form”. Because “malbec chocolate balls” isn’t very sophisticated sounding. Whereas calling them “malbec chocolate truffles” makes you sound all worldly and what not. I mean, you could call them “malbec chocolate spheres” but people may look at you funny. Try it and come back and tell me how it went.

But trust me, you’ll get bonus points when you show up to a friend’s party with your super fancy schmany malbec chocolate truffles.

malbec chocolate trufflesThese littles guys are super easy to make and only require four ingredients.

Barefoot Malbec. Semi-sweet chocolate. Heavy whipping cream. Cocoa.

chocolate truffle ingredientsBegin by chopping up your chocolate. Put it into a bowl when you’re done chopping.

chocolateThen you’ll grab your heavy whipping cream and bring it to a simmer in a saucepan. While you’re waiting for it to begin to simmer add your wine to the chocolate. Right when the whipping cream begins to simmer take it off of the burner and pour into the bowl of chocolate and malbec. Let it sit for 3 minutes.

how to make wine and chocolate trufflesAfter the 3 minutes are up, mix the ingredients until they’re nice and smooth.

chocolate truffle prepCover the bowl with plastic wrap. Allow the chocolate mixture to chill overnight.

When you get it out of the fridge the next day it should look like this. Before you get the mixture out of the fridge I suggest sifting the cocoa.

how to make chocolate trufflesGrab your handy dandy cookie scoop and begin to scoop out some chocolate balls, er, truffles.

making trufflesMy trick was coating the palms of my hands with the sifted cocoa, scooping out the chocolate mixture, and rolling it into balls. This was messy, but it worked.

making chocolate trufflesI tried to make my truffles on the smaller side since they’re quite rich.

chocolate trufflesChill your truffles until you’re ready to serve them. They will begin to soften if you leave them out at room temperature for too long.

Malbec Chocolate Truffles

Feel free to wash your malbec chocolate truffles down with more malbec.

Who wants a fancy schmancy printable 4×6 recipe card? Click on the image of the card to print it.

4x6 malbec chocolate trufflesCheck out my other truffle and ball desserts.

Oreo Truffles
Candy Corn Oreo Truffles
Peanut Butter Balls

Sorry, I can’t call peanut butter balls “buckeyes” or “peanut butter truffles”.

Have you made truffles before?
Think you’d try this recipe?
Which do you prefer, “balls” or “truffles”?

Stalk away!

This post brought to you by Barefoot Wine. The consumption of wine didn’t influence my opinions.

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  1. Looks delicious! I will have to try these out!!!

  2. This is amazing! I definitely want to make these: Malbec and chocolate are two of my favorite things! Thank you!

  3. Oh my goodness – here I’ve been just drinking Malbec when I could have been eating it too!! LOL!! Looks so delish – thanks for sharing this yummy recipe! Pinned!

  4. Ooo these look so tasty!!! I’ll take a dozen please!

  5. How many truffles does this recipe make?

  6. I made these yesterday afternoon, and this morning the mix is still very liquidy. Any suggestions on how to fix this?

    1. Did you refrigerate the mixture? If you did, I’m guessing something went wrong when you were cooking the mixture. It’s important to let the mixture sit for 3 minutes before mixing it.

  7. how many truffles should this yield?

  8. I too am wondering how many / much this makes so I know if I need to double or not

  9. Can you use a different red wine and it still taste the same?

  10. These truffles will make my husband fall in love with me all over again…Malbec and Chocolate AND truffles are without a doubt way up on his list of favorite things. Thanks for sharing them..

  11. These look so delicious! I love truffles I will be giving these a try! Thank you for sharing at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link! I’m pinning!


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