Pinot Noir Dark Chocolate Truffles #SundaySupper

Pinot Noir Dark Chocolate Truffles are easy, decadent homemade truffles,infused with Pinot Noir wine that melt in your mouth and are made on the lighter side!  

Pinot Noir Dark Chocolate Truffles | easy to make dark chocolate truffles infused with Pinot Noir wine #SundaySupper

Every holiday, or any occasion really, Mike surprises me with truffles. He insists the truffles are for me and usually refuses when I offer to share.  With both Father’s Day and his birthday coming up, I wanted to make something to surprise him (early because, well…I know he reads the blog regularly.  Hi Honey!)  I have had a ‘healthified’ dark chocolate truffle recipe bookmarked for years, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to make it.

Pinot Noir Dark Chocolate Truffles | easy to make dark chocolate truffles infused with Pinot Noir wine #SundaySupper Pinot Noir Dark Chocolate Truffles are easy to make using just a few simple ingredients. They take minutes to prepare and then chill, shape, roll and then back to refrigerate until serving.  I rolled my truffles in cocoa powder and flaked coconut, but crushed cookies or finely ground nuts would also be an excellent coating.  This recipe uses both semisweet and bittersweet chocolate for a wonderful, deep chocolate flavor. 

Pinot Noir Dark Chocolate Truffles | easy to make dark chocolate truffles infused with Pinot Noir wine #SundaySupper

The original recipe calls for hazelnut liqueur, but since we have nut allergies in the house I needed to find a substitute.  One night when we were enjoying a favorite Pinot Noir wine, from Gallo Family Vineyards, I knew immediately the rich cherry and fruit flavors in this medium-bodied wine would be excellent in the dark chocolate truffles.  To me, wine and chocolate is one of those combinations that is deliciously complementary, like wine and cheese or coffee and chocolate.  Feel free to experiment with other favorite red wines in the recipe as well, such as Gallo Family Vineyards’ Café Zinfandel or Merlot.

Pinot Noir Dark Chocolate Truffles | easy to make dark chocolate truffles infused with Pinot Noir wine #SundaySupper

Pinot Noir Dark Chocolate Truffles
 
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • ½ cup half and half
  • 2 tablespoons Gallo Family Vineyards Pinot Noir wine
  • cocoa powder (for coating)
  • coconut (for coating)
  • finely chopped nuts (for coating)
Instructions
  1. In a small sauce pan over low heat, melt chocolate (slowly) until smooth.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in half and half and wine. Put in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or until firm enough to hold a ball shape.
  3. Put coating ingredients on a shallow bowl. (I used coconut and cocoa powder). Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Scoop out teaspoonful and gently roll into a ball and then roll in coating. Place on parchment paper and repeat with remaining truffle mixture. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

 

This week for Sunday Supper, we are partnering with Gallo Family Vineyards for a Father’s Day Feast!  We are sharing recipes for the men in our lives featuring Pinot Noir or Café Zinfandel wines as part of the recipe or as a pairing.  As you are preparing your Father’s Day menu, you will definitely want to check out the recipes below.

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Pinot Noir Dark Chocolate Truffles | easy to make dark chocolate truffles infused with Pinot Noir wine #SundaySupper

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Comments

  1. I’ll take the whole platter, please and thank you. Seriously though, they certainly are some fabulous looking truffles and love the wine in them too.

  2. These are so pretty and I love how easy they sound! I love that you have infused them with wine. They sound delicious!

  3. The thought of making truffles always intimated. This doesn’t sound too complicated, though. I think I will give this a shot!

  4. oh yes! wine infused truffles!!! love that you are surprising Mike with truffles this time! :) they look so delicious! Pinned and can’t wait to try!

  5. Your truffles look incredible! Just amazing! Perfect for curing the chocolate craving!

  6. I am thoroughly impressed. I’ve never tried to make truffles, but you sure have me inspired. Beautiful.

  7. If I made these, I’d have to double the batch to insure that I’d have some left to share! They look delish, Alida!

  8. Just the sound of the truffles is making my mouth water! I will take a box!

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