Pineapple Truffles {with freeze dried pineapple}

These cute Pineapple Truffles are exploding with pineapple flavor thanks to the freeze dried pineapple. They are the perfect bite of candy and also make wonderful edible gifts for any occasion.
Pineapple TrufflesI picked up a cute pineapple ice cube tray while we were in Kauai a couple months ago. I knew exactly what I was going to make when I saw it, these Pineapple Truffles of course. So I proceeded to pay an arm and a leg for it. But don’t worry, I’ve found and linked to a much more  affordable version on Amazon below. You can also use them to make cute pineapple ice cubes for tropical cocktails, yay!

How to Make Pineapple Truffles

Freeze dried pineapple for Pineapple TrufflesHere comes one of my favorite things to work with, freeze dried fruits. For this specific recipe, freeze dried pineapple. Process it into a powder to add to the white chocolate ganache base that will make the center of our Pineapple Truffles. Let it set for a couple of hours. This ganache will not set completely solid, so a piping bag will be useful when filling the candy mold. If you don’t have piping bag, use a ziploc bag and snip one corner open.

How to make Pineapple TrufflesI only have one silicone tray and this recipe makes two dozens, so I made them in two batches. You can get multiple trays to speed up the process or use other shape candy molds that you already have. They don’t have to be pineapple shape, but I really do love the way they look. These Pineapple Truffles have to be the cutest candies I’ve ever made. I hope you’ll have fun making them!

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Pineapple TrufflesIf you make this recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment, rate it and don’t forget to tag me @wildwildwhisk on Instagram. I’d love to see what’s cooking up in your kitchen. Cheers!

5 from 3 votes
Pineapple Truffles
Pineapple Truffles
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Freezing Time
2 hrs 40 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
These cute Pineapple Truffles are exploding with pineapple flavor thanks to the freeze dried pineapple. They are the perfect bite of candy and also make wonderful edible gifts for any occasion.
Course: Dessert
Keyword: chocolate, truffles
Servings: 24 pieces
Author: Wild Wild Whisk
Ingredients
  • 1/2 oz freeze dried pineapple
  • 2 oz white chocolate melting wafers
  • 1 oz heavy cream
  • 4 oz dark chocolate
Instructions
  1. Process freeze dried pineapple in a food processor into a powder.
  2. Add white chocolate and cream in a heat proof bowl and microwave for 20 - 25 second and stir until smooth.
  3. Add pineapple powder to the ganache mixture and mix until combined. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  4. Melt half of the dark chocolate in a heat proof bowl over a simmering pot of water. When the chocolate is almost completely melted, take the bowl off the heat and stir until completely melted and smooth.
  5. Add about a scant 1/2 teaspoon to each cavity of the pineapple candy mold. Use the measuring spoon to push the melted chocolate around to cover all surfaces, nooks and crannies with a thin layer of chocolate.
  6. Let the chocolate set for 5 minutes in the freezer.
  7. Add the pineapple ganache mixture to a piping bag, cut off the tip.
  8. Take the pineapple candy mold out of the freezer and pipe the ganache mixture into the chocolate shells, leaving enough space at the top for another layer of dark chocolate.
  9. Add about 1/2 teaspoon of melted dark chocolate over the ganache to cover it. Tap the mold on the counter to even out the new layer of chocolate.
  10. Let set in the freezer for 10 - 15 minutes.
  11. Take the candy mold out of the freezer and remove the truffles.
  12. Melt the rest of the dark chocolate in a heat proof bowl over a simmering pot of water and repeat the process to form the rest of the truffles.
Recipe Notes

I used 66% cocoa chocolate wafer for the outer chocolate layer.

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4 Comments

  1. August 25, 2018 /

    These are REALLY cute!! Such a great idea! These would be perfect for a gift for sure!

  2. Richa
    August 24, 2018 /

    This is such a cool idea and I bet these would make great gifts. Thanks for this recipe!

  3. Marsha
    August 24, 2018 /

    These truffles are SO cute!!

  4. August 23, 2018 /

    Awww Trang. These are the cutest little chocolate candies ever!!! We can get gummie pineapple candies over here and they’re my absolute faves so I know I’d love these.

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