Tantalizing Chocolate Truffles

Jammin’ Chocolate Truffles

~ Chocolate velvet with amazing, award-winning fire-roasted-chile Hot Pepper Jelly from Hacienda Maize ~Truflles and Pecans Picante

Delectable combination of chocolate and chiles, spicing up your palate, your life, and your sweeties!

IngredientsTantalizing chocolate truffles made with hot pepper jelly from Hacienda Maize

  • 12 oz high-quality bittersweet chocolate, broken into pieces (can do semi- or milk chocolate, if preferred)
  • 1/2 c Jammin’ Jelly (All of our varieties are divine with chocolate!)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 oz high-quality chocolate for coating truffles, AND/OR…
  • Embellishments (optional: cocoa or espresso powder, nuts, sugar flakes, sprinkles, etc.)


  1. Melt the 12 oz of chocolate carefully. Suggest 1 minute in microwave at 60% power, stir. Heat another minute at 60%; stir. Still have some chocolate pieces in the mix to help cool the chocolate and set crystals; stir with rubber spatula until melted.
  2. Stovetop: heat and whisk Jammin’ Jelly, cream and vanilla over medium-low heat. Cool a bit.
  3. Combine chocolate and Jammin’ Jelly and cream mixture.
  4. Chill mixture for 2+hours.
  5. Scoop truffle centers, approx 1″, and shape into balls. Place on cookie sheet covered with waxed paper and chill for 1+ hour.  (You may need to work in small batches.)
  6. Option 1 — dipped truffles: Melt 10 oz of dipping chocolate: recommend broad metal bowl over 1″ water in a small saucepan. Do not overheat; do not allow moisture in chocolate.  Stir with rubber spatula.  Once melted, remove from heat and add remaining 2 oz of chocolate.  Stir until melted.
  7. Cool to approx 88F degrees or so.  Use two forks to dip truffle centers into warmed chocolate and place coated truffles on a waxed-paper-lined cookie sheet.  Keep dipping chocolate at this temperature: re-warm if necessary, but do not overheat beyond 88F.  (If using semi-sweet or milk chocolate, reduce temp slightly.)
  8. If embellishing dipped truffles, do so while chocolate is freshly dipped (top with sprinkles, nuts, coarse sugar, cocoa or espresso powder, etc.).
  9. Chill truffles 1+ hours.  (Can store airtight in a cool room for 3 days or so.)
  10. Option 2: Once truffle centers are prepared and chilled, they can be rolled in cocoa powder or powdered sugar or … , which skips the chocolate-dip step.  Both methods/options are great!

Also pictured above: Pecans Picante

For making these truffles more devilishly heavenly, see our Creme Puffs Supreme recipe.

! Savor !

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