Milk Chocolate Chai Truffles Recipe

If you’re looking for a little pre-Thanksgiving dinner treat, a hostess gift to bring along with you, an after dinner sweet…. or just want to get your chocolate on – here’s a great recipe for you!

These truffles are based on our famous Chai cake flavor. The warmth of the spices – cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and nutmeg – pair fabulously with creamy milk chocolate, for a super satisfying sugar rush.

Truffles are easy to make – much easier than their retail cachet would have you think! Even a novice cook can turn these babies out, with very little effort, stress, or cost.

While chocolate chips may be a highly unusual medium for truffle making, they are easy to find, and lack the sticker shock that comes with the more traditional chocolate options. Anyone can make these truffles at home, with common ingredients, for only about $4.00/30 truffles!!


Chai Truffles

10-11 oz bag good quality milk chocolate chips
½ cup heavy whipping cream
2 Tbsp instant tea powder
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp cardamom
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Cocoa to roll them in

Place chocolate chips into a glass mixing bowl, and put aside.

In a small saucepan, combine heavy whipping cream, tea powder, and spices. Heat to a boil, remove from heat.

Pour hot cream mixture into bowl of chocolate chips. Let sit for 3-5 minutes. Starting in the middle of the bowl, slowly start stirring the chocolate and cream until all of the chocolate is melted and the cream has disappeared into it – it should be smooth.

Cover with plastic wrap, preferably resting right on top of the surface – this prevents a skin from forming while it cools. Chill in the fridge for at least an hour or two, until it’s pretty solid. Once solid, scoop out small amounts (a teaspoon or two), and roll them into balls. Try to handle the chocolate as quickly as possible, or it will melt.

Once all of the ganache is rolled into balls: wash and dry hands, then roll ganache centers in cocoa, or whichever other truffle coating(s) you’d like. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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6 thoughts on “Milk Chocolate Chai Truffles Recipe

  1. Hi Marie, Melissa here from Food Bloggers of Canada. Just popping by to check out your blog and to let you know we’ve added you to our Membership Directory. Welcome aboard – you’re our first ex-pat member!
    Plus, these truffles look and sound amazing. I love all things chai 🙂

  2. Hi,

    Was just looking over the recipe and am wondering what kind of “instant tea powder” you mean? Is it like the Nestle or Lipton powdered iced tea mixes that they sell in stores or some other type?

    Thank you in advance!

    Sandy

    1. It’s sold near the iced tea, but it’s just instant tea – check the ingredients. The only ingredient should be “black tea”, or similar.

      Sometimes it’s labelled as unsweetened instant iced tea, etc.

  3. Thanks, Marie! I have all of these ingredients in my house right now… Might lead to some impromptu Memorial Day weekend baking! They sound awesome!

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