Chocolate Lavender Truffles

by | Jul 5, 2021

A great idea for the end of the meal or for wedding favours, this also works brilliantly with a white chocolate covering. This recipe is part of a selection of ideas for homemade wedding favours which features on The Natural  Wedding Company’s Blog at


  • 12 sprigs of lavender
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped lavender
  • 10oz high cocoa chocolate
  • 2oz unsalted butter
  • 142 ml carton of double cream
  • Either cocoa or further melted chocolate for finishing.


  • Put clean sprigs of lavender into the cream and just bring to the boil.
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes to infuse and repeat the process until required strength is reached. I did this twice but our lavender is pretty strong.(You can only really tell this by sticking you finger in and tasting it!). Just remember that whilst lavender has a strong flavour it has to be able to stand up to the dark chocolate.
  • Ideally you want the truffle to deliver all chocolate taste up front and then a nice lavender flavour as it melts in your mouth. (Hark at me!)
  • Put chocolate and butter in a heat proof bowl and place over a pan of water to melt.
  • Bring cream to the point and strain over the chocolate mixture.
  • Add finely chopped lavender if you require a stronger flavor.
  • Mix thoroughly and place in the fridge.
  • Allow to chill for approximately 3 hours until firm.
  • Form into balls.
  • Refrigerate again until cold and then either roll in cocoa powder or place on a wire rack (with a plate underneath!) and cover in melted chocolate