Chocolate Champagne Truffles

Champagne Truffles

And just like that…Christmas is over. Wah Wah. Doesn’t it go by way too fast? I hope your holidays were filled with tasty food, good times with family and friends and hopefully a little relaxation too. Mine definitely was! Well not so much on the relaxation. :-/


I saw this recipe MONTHS ago and was dying to try it. Chocolate and champagne in one bite…now that is an ideal dessert. We needed an excuse to make this indulgent treat and once the holidays approached we finally had one.

We served these Chocolate Champagne Truffles on Christmas Eve but I think they would be a fabulous dessert for NYE or New Year’s Day. What better time to splurge on chocolate, bubbly and sparkly bling then while ringing in the new year!?!

Am I right or am I right?

Here's what you'll need


Here’s what you’ll need

Chop the chocolate. More finely than we have it here


Chop the chocolate. More finely than we have it here

Heat the heavy cream to a simmer


Heat the heavy cream until it comes to a boil

Add the hot heavy cream to the chocolate and let it sit, undisturbed, for a few minutes

Add the hot heavy cream to the chocolate and let it sit, undisturbed, for a minute


Champagne Truffles

Chocolate Champagne Truffles

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert


  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 8 oz chocolate, finely chopped (we used a mix of milk and semisweet)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons champagne
  • 16 oz chocolate, for dipping (we used a mix of milk and semisweet)
  • sprinkles or coarse sugar, for sprinkling on top


  • Place 8 ounces of finely chopped chocolate in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the heavy cream to a boil. Remove from heat immediately when it starts to boil and pour it over the chocolate. Let this sit, undisturbed, for about 1 minute.
  • Then, stir the chocolate and cream together until smooth. Add in the champagne and stir together.
  • Cover and refrigerate until solid enough to roll, about 8 hours.
  • Once the chocolate is firm enough to roll, use either a small scooper or your hands to form each ball into a 1/2-inch ball.
  • Place the chocolate balls back in the refrigerator while you prepare the chocolate.
  • Set a heatproof bowl over simmering water. Melt the dipping chocolate, stirring until smooth. Lay out candy liners. Remove the truffles from the refrigerator and use a spoon or fork to dip the truffles in the chocolate.
  • Place the truffles in the candy liners and lightly sprinkle with sugar or sprinkles. Chill until the chocolate sets, at least 1-2 hours.
Keyword Chocolate, truffles