Red Wine Chocolate Truffles (Gluten & Sugar Free)

Red Wine Chocolate Truffles (Gluten & Sugar Free) A truffle placed on top of wine corks filling a bowl. Wine corks lying on the sides, a wine glass and both showing in the background. Shown from front.

These Red Wine Chocolate Truffles are rich, creamy and easy to make. They only call for four main ingredients and are really easy to make. Serve them as an afternoon snack, dessert, include them in a dessert buffet or make them as a gift for a friend or family. They are gluten free with no added sugar, can be made vegan if using a vegan cream, butter and chocolate.

Red Wine Chocolate Truffles (Gluten & Sugar Free) Truffles placed on parchment paper covering a round plate. Wine corks lying on the sides, a wine glass and both showing in the background. Shown from front.

Two of my all time favorite thing combined in one bite. I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate? And how doesn’t love a good wine? I sure do. Preferably accompanied by each other. My favorite part of the evening is when you have some red wine left, you pull out that good quality dark chocolate and go and sit yourself down in the coach. That is truly the perfect ending of a nice evening for me. So naturally I had to combine my love for chocolate and wine in one delicious bite and made these red wine chocolate truffles. They are rich, they are creamy and have a delicate hint of red wine in them. I chose to cover half of mine in melted chocolate and half in cacao powder. Just to have some variety.

A few tips:

  • Use a full bodied wine, and not a light one.
  • Use good quality chocolate and not the cheaper ones. The cheaper ones often include unnecessary ingredients and might not turn out as smooth and tasty as when you use a good quality chocolate.
  • I would recommend you to use chocolate with at least 55% cacao but preferably higher up to 75%
  • I used reduced fat cream for these truffles to make them lighter. You can also use whole cream if preferred.
  • I prefer to use a melon baller to scoop the truffles. You can also use a small spoon or cookie scoop.
  • Store them in the fridge and take out 10 minutes before serving
  • These chocolate truffles are a really great present to give away during holiday season.
  • A few topping ideas: sea salt, chopped nuts, sprinkles, cinnamon, cardamom, sesame seeds.
Red Wine Chocolate Truffles (Gluten & Sugar Free) A truffle placed on top of wine corks filling a bowl. Wine corks lying on the sides, a wine glass and both showing in the background. Shown from front.
Red Wine Chocolate Truffles (Gluten & Sugar Free) A truffle placed on a small piece of parchment paper, another truffle lying on the side and a plate with truffles showing in the background. Wine corks lying on the sides. Shown from front.

Ingrediens for these Red Wine Chocolate Truffles:

  • Dark chocolate (at least 55%)
  • Cream (I used reduced fat)
  • Red wine
  • Cacao powder
  • Topping of your choice
Red Wine Chocolate Truffles (Gluten & Sugar Free) A truffle placed on top of wine corks filling a bowl. Wine corks lying on the sides, a wine glass and both showing in the background. Shown from front.

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Red Wine Chocolate Truffles (Gluten & Sugar Free)

These red wine truffles are easy to make, taste delicious, are perfect to serve as a sweet treat or make as a gift.
Course Dessert, Sweet Snack, Sweet Treat
Cuisine All around
Keyword Easy, Lower in Fat, Refined-Sugar-Free, Sugar Free, Vegan Friendly
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chilling Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 20 Truffles

Ingredients

For the truffles

  • 200 g Dark chocolate roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 dl Cream (I used reduced fat)
  • 3 tbsp Fully bodied red wine

For the coating

  • 50 g Dark chocolate
  • Cacao powder
  • Topping of your choice

Instructions

  • Add cream to a pot and heat on medium/low heat.
  • Add the butter, stir until melted and combined.
  • Chop the chocolate into smaller pieces and add to the pot. Stir util melted and fully combined with the cream.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture to a bowl, add the red wine, stir until combined.
  • Place in the fridge or freezer and let it rest for at least three hours.
  • Remove from the fridge/freezer, make equally sized truffles using a melon scooper. Place on a parchment covered plate. Place back in the fridge/freezer for one hour.
  • Melt the chocolate for the coating over a water bath.
  • Add cacao powder on a plate.
  • Dip half of the truffles in the melted chocolate, sprinkle topping on top right away before the chocolate sets.
  • Roll rest of the truffles in cacao powder.
  • Store them in the fridge.
  • Take the out of the fridge 10 minutes before eating.

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