• 25 grams (0.88 ounces) dried cherries
  • 20 grams (0.71 ounces) cognac #1
  • 100 grams (3.53 ounces) chocolate 54%
  • 15 grams (0.53 ounces) glucose syrup
  • 100 grams (3.53 ounces) whipping cream
  • 20 grams (0.71 ounces) butter
  • 10 grams (0.35 ounces) cognac #2
  • 45 grams (1.59 ounces) chocolate 54% for glazing
  • freeze-dried cherry for sprinkling (optional)
  • cocoa powder for sprinkling (optional)


  • Mixing Bowls

    Use different sizes for varied steps. Stainless steel is ideal for maintaining consistent temperature.

  • Saucepan

    A thick-bottomed one ensures even heat distribution and prevents scorching.

  • Wooden Spoon

    Perfect for stirring without transferring heat, keeping your hands safe.

  • Teaspoon

    Helps you make uniformly sized truffles. You can use a melon baller for larger ones.

  • Baking Sheet

    Line with parchment paper to prevent sticking and for easy cleanup.

  • Microwave-safe Bowl

    Ideal for melting chocolate. Keep a close eye to avoid burning!


Step 1

Step 1: Pre-soak the dried cherries in **20 grams (0.71 ounces) of cognac** overnight. Tip: Use a small bowl and ensure all the cherries are submerged.

Step 2

Step 2: Combine the **100 grams (3.53 ounces) of whipping cream** with **15 grams (0.53 ounces) of glucose syrup** in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Tip: Stir continuously to prevent the syrup from sticking to the pan.

Step 3

Step 3: Add **100 grams (3.53 ounces) of chocolate 54%** to the boiling mixture. Stir until it becomes smooth and emulsified. Tip: Ensure all the chocolate is melted completely.

Step 4

Step 4: Add **20 grams (0.71 ounces) of butter** and **10 grams (0.35 ounces) of cognac** to the mixture. Whisk well. Tip: Add the butter in small pieces for easier melting.

Step 5

Step 5: Cover the mixture with plastic wrap, pressing it directly onto the surface to avoid air bubbles ("in contact"). Let it crystallize overnight at around 15C (59F). Tip: Ensure the surface is fully covered to prevent skin formation.

Step 6

Step 6: Dry the pre-soaked cherries with a paper towel. Tip: Make sure to blot all excess moisture.

Step 7

Step 7: Using a teaspoon, scoop the chocolate mixture and shape it into small balls. Place a cherry in the center of each ball. Tip: Wearing gloves can make shaping the chocolate easier.

Step 8

Step 8: Cover each truffle with melted **45 grams (1.59 ounces) of chocolate 54% for glazing**. Roll in cocoa powder and freeze-dried cherries if desired. Tip: Use a fork to dip and roll the truffles for a smoother coating.


Treat yourself to these divine truffles in so many ways!

  • With Coffee: Pair these creamy delights with a hot cup of espresso or cappuccino for a mid-afternoon treat.
  • Gift-Worthy: Wrap these truffles in a beautiful box or jar with a ribbon for a loving handmade gift 🎁.
  • Dessert Spread: Serve on a platter with an assortment of other confections at your next gathering 🍰.
  • Wine Pairing: These truffles are a match made in heaven with a glass of deep red wine or rich port 🍷.


Craving a healthier twist? 🌱 We've got you covered!
  • Gluten-Free: This recipe is already gluten-free, so indulge without worry!
  • Vegan: Replace the whipping cream with coconut cream and use vegan butter and chocolate. Swap the cognac for a splash of orange juice for an equally delightful twist 🍊.


  • How do I melt chocolate without burning it?

    Use a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 15-second intervals, stirring each time until smooth.

  • Why is my truffle mixture not setting?

    Ensure you've allowed enough time for crystallization at the right temperature. Chilling in the fridge can also help.

  • Can I substitute other fruits for cherries?

    Absolutely! Try using dried cranberries or apricots for a unique twist 🍒🍑.

  • How long do these truffles keep?

    Store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.

  • Can I use milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate?

    Certainly! Just remember, it will alter the flavor and sweetness of the truffles 🍫.

  • What's the best way to dip truffles into chocolate?

    Use a fork or a dipping tool and let excess chocolate drip off before setting on parchment paper to harden.

Nutrition facts

Cherry cognac truffles
Recipe Yield:20 truffles
Calories:60-70 calories per truffle
Calories (Min - Max):60 - 70
Total Fat:4g
Saturated Fat:2.5g
Total Carbohydrate:6g
Total Sugars:4g