For family and friends this Valentine’s Day I decided to package up small chocolate truffle gift boxes in the hopes of surprising everyone, and I thought to share my free printable truffle box template along with my recipe for the chocolate truffles.
EASY CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES
- 3 cups of dark or milk chocolate chips (1 bag)
- 1 package of chocolate cream cheese
- 1 tsp of extract (vanilla, coffee, hazelnut, coconut)
- sprinkles or nuts
- mini muffin cups
Take the chocolate cream cheese out of the refrigerator and allow it to soften slightly by warming up on the counter. In a stand mixer beat the cream cheese on medium for 1 minute. Add the melted chocolate chips into the cream cheese, and add 1 tsp of your choice of extract such as vanilla to flavor your truffles, mix all the ingredients together. If you wish to create 4 flavors as I did, divide the mixture into 4 bowls and add a 1/4 tsp of extract to each bowl and mix to together. Place the truffle mixture into the refrigerator for one hour so the mixture can harden. After an hour scoop out some of the truffle mixture and roll 1 inch balls with your hands and top the truffles with your choice of sprinkles or nuts and place each truffle into a mini muffin cup.
DIY TRUFFLE BOX
Download the truffle box box template and print it onto a piece of cardstock. Cut all the edge and fold the sides on the dotted lines. To help keep the box together add double sided tape or glue to the inner flaps of the box.
Here you can see the completed box which perfectly fits four chocolate truffles.
To complete the packaging I tied a piece of heart ribbon around the box to keep the box sealed.
Going to try the truffles and printable truffle box? Let me know how it goes by leaving a comment below.