Chai Tea Truffes are something I came up with while going through a “baking with chai tea” phase. At some point I got so tired of chai flavor I abandoned the recipe, but not before giving it to a friend. She made the Chai Tea Truffles for a party and said they received great reviews. Hooray! They were not unloved, after all.
This recipe is very flexible. Substitute the chai tea for a different flavor. Use semisweet chocolate instead of white. Use chopped chocolate instead of the chips for even richer, smoother truffles.
Let me know if you try the Chocolate Chai Tea Truffles!
Chocolate Chai Tea Truffles
An easy recipe for chai flavored chocolate truffles. I’m sure you could make these with any flavor of tea, but chai works particularly well.
- 1/2 cup whipping cream
- 1 chai tea bag regular or decaf
- 2 cups 12 oz white morsels
- 2 cups 12 oz semisweet chocolate morsels or 12 oz semi-sweet or dark chocolate
- 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
- Place cream in a microwave-safe glass measuring cup. Microwave 1 minute or just to boiling. Submerge tea bag in cream. With back of spoon, press tea bag firmly against sides of the cup to release flavor. Steep for 10 minutes, pressing bag halfway through and before removing.
- Place white morsels in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Pour chai flavored cream over white morsels and place bowl in microwave. Microwave on high for 30 seconds, then stir. Repeat until smooth.
- Place melted chai morsel mixture in refrigerator and chill until mixture is thick enough to scoop.
- Using a spoon, scoop chai mixture out of the bowl and form into marble size balls — you can make them whatever size you like. Set the little chai balls on a plate covered with waxed paper. Place in freezer for 30 minutes.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate morsels and vegetable shortening on high for 1 1/2 minutes, stopping every 30 seconds to stir. Stir and microwave for one minute more, stirring halfway through. Dip frozen chai balls in melted chocolate and refrigerate until chocolate sets.
This recipe is easy to scale up and down. If you’re not sure you’ll like how tea tastes in truffles, but want to try it anyway, you can make a small sample batch. Use 2 tablespoons of cream, 3 oz (1/2 cup) white chips or white chocolate, 3 oz (1/2 cup) semisweet chips and 1/2 tablespoon shortening. Or skip the chips and make with regular white and dark chocolate. You can also use semisweet chocolate instead of white chocolate for Double Chocolate Chai Tea Truffles.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Great – a use for the Chai Tea taking up space in my pantry. I have all these ingredients to make these and just might add this to my holiday baking repetoire.
Therese, yes. Lance was there. Since the gym is new, they had him come in and give a speech on stage. He talked about the New York marathon and some other stuff. He also has a bar downtown called “Six”. As for the chai, I don’t think the chai tea powder would work because it has sugar in it. It might, but unless you want to be experimental, it’s probably better to just go with the tea bag.
Hello Kiky, thanks for the nice comment :). Of course, now I wish I had a picture of the chai tea truffle for you, but like I said, I haven’t made these in a while.
Hi,Luv,luv,luv how you explain the rcipes your pics and the of all the recipes…AWESOME!!!
Thanks for sharing.
Could I use a powdered Chai mix…or is the tea bag form? These sound great and I have a friend who LOVES Chai tea.
I will make these!
Did you see Lance?!! I still want him and Sheryl Crow to get back together!
Amy, my memory is bad. Did we drink chai tea?
This reminds me of going out to dinner with you and your friends after you won the bake-off!
I used Stash, but go with whatever you think is best.
Yum! This sounds like a terrific combination! What chai tea did you use?
Laurie, thanks for trying them
Lindsay, I am almost 100% sure they will freeze well.
funny…I have been on a Chai kick lately. Do you think these would freeze well? I’m trying to do as much work ahead of Christmas as I can this year!