Chocolate truffles

May 30, 2011  •  Category:


Chocolate is such a personal thing. I almost feel the same with chocolate as I do with perfume. I would hesitate to offer someone chocolate (as perfume) unless I knew exactly what they liked.

By the way, have you heard of  Le Whif? The idea here is to sniff chocolate scent, getting a high from it minus the calories.

In any case, this is  made with Callebaud, which is my favorite maker with  a touch of lime zest.

INGREDIENTS: For 8 truffles (can double or triple the recipe)

  • 2 ounces of whipping cream
  • 100 g. or 3.4 ounces of Callebaud dark semi-sweet
  • 1 Tablespoon of unsalted butter
  • Zest of half a lime
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder


  1. Grate the chocolate into slivers with a knife. Set aside.
  2. Heat the cream to the boiling point; remove from the heat, add the chocolate and stir till the chocolate melts completely. Add the butter and stir to melt. Add the grated lime zest and stir to combine.
  3. Pour into a greased small cube-shaped container. Cover with wrap and store in the fridge for at least 2 hours; remove from the fridge and unmold with a knife; cut into small squares, sprinkle with cocoa powder on all sides and serve.

This post is part of a truffle mania challenge in which some chocolate loving foodies are bringing their own personal touch to truffles on May 30, 2011.


Heavenly Housewife at


Stevie at


Shelly a


Karen at


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Erika a


The Baking Addict at





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  1. Rosa says:




  2. Heavenly Housewife says:

    Beautifully done! That square shape looks very refined and elegant :D. Thank you so much for participating daaaaahling, your truffles came out truly excellent.
    *kisses* HH

  3. Su says:

    They look so beautifull… the pictures are really wonderfull 🙂
    Thre freshness of the lime zest must work wonderfully in those truffles. Loved it.

  4. Priya says:

    Very addictive truffles..

  5. Diane says:

    I have only just got out of bed and this just makes my mouth water….. Diane

  6. Peter says:

    These are dangerous as many can and will be eaten! I just love the dusting of cocoa powder that balances the sweetness of the chocolate itself.

  7. Belinda @zomppa says:

    Oh I love the touch of lime here! Adds such an elegant, happy twist.

  8. Mark Wisecarver says:

    Some great links there, thanks. 🙂

  9. Barbara says:

    Lovely, Joumana!

  10. Stevie says:


    Your truffles look so elegant. I’ve never heard of Le Whif though the idea makes perfect, though perhaps, slightly unsatisfying sense.

    I have not seen Callebaud chocolate here. Do you think that is might be available somewhere in California? I’d love to try it with your recipe sometime.

    • Joumana says:

      @Stevie: Callebaut is sold at Williams-sonoma at Wholefoods at Trader’s Joe (probably), in short in all the upscale stores where people care about decent chocolate in bulk.

  11. bakingaddict says:

    wow these look so elegant and impressive. I agree with you about chocolate being a personal thing 🙂

  12. Shelley Lucas says:

    Gorgeous photography! I wish I could reach through the screen and snatch one of your beautiful truffles!

  13. Banana Wonder says:

    These sounds so exotic… lime zest, who would have ever have thought. I love how your truffles are rectangular too!

  14. Karen says:

    Your truffles look wonderful, Joumana! I love that they are not the traditional ball shape – the squares look so elegant. Flavoring them with lime zest sounds exquisite. 🙂

  15. Erika Beth says:

    I should have thought about making my truffles into a different shape than a ball. It would have been so easier in the heat of summer! Yours look so lovely in their square shapes. The half zest of lime sounds intriguing in this recipe. Nice! (And I’m glad you <3 NY!)

  16. Dana says:

    Truffles are so much fun to make. We did a trio of flavors for Christmas, and they were quite a hit!

  17. Magic of Spice says:

    These truffles look positively decedent!

  18. A Canadian Foodie says:

    That is one of my favourite chocolates, too. I make truffles every Christmas – many and various. This looks yummy. I have started dipping all of mine in chocolate simply because the cocoa gets on everything. But, I know a “true” truffle must be dipped in a thin thin layer of chocolate then in the cocoa oh so quickly. But, I love them anyway I can get them. What a great friendly baking activity!

  19. Jamie says:

    Mmmm citrussy flavors like lime or lemon are fabulous with chocolate. And these are indeed so elegant. Perfect!

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