Dark Chocolate Cabernet Truffles


A decadent dark chocolate truffle that goes great with red wine.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
2 dozen truffles


  • cup heavy whipping cream

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 2 tablespoons Cabernet Sauvignon wine

  • 6 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder


  1. Combine cream, vanilla extract, and salt together in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Stir wine into cream mixture and remove from heat.

  2. Stir semisweet chocolate into cream mixture until completely melted. Stir butter into mixture until incorporated. Pour chocolate mixture into a container, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours.

  3. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  4. Scoop the chocolate mixture using a teaspoon or a melon baller and shape into 1-inch balls. Place balls on the prepared baking sheets and refrigerate for 10 minutes.

  5. Remove from refrigerator and roll balls in cocoa powder to coat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

108 Calories
8g Fat
9g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 108
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 2g
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 36mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.