Tasty Homemade Gifts For Mom

You don't have to be crafty to make these homemade gifts for Mom!  Truffles are one of the easiest treats you'll ever make and they taste AMAZING!

You won't have to bake them in an oven but you will have to mix two or three things in a pot on the top of the stove. You also have to make sure you have all the ingredients in the kitchen BEFORE you start the project.

Dark Chocolate Truffles:
The tastiest homemade gifts for Mom you'll ever make!

Assemble all the ingredients before you start to work:

  • 1/3 cup whipping cream  (not coffee cream)
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 3/4 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup cocoa (not hot chocolate mix)
  • Also 1/3 cup cocoa and 1/3 cup crushed walnuts for rolling the truffles

You will need a small sized heavy saucepan and a spoon to use for stirring.


  1. Put the cream in a small saucepan and bring it to a simmer over medium heat. Add the butter and stir continuously until it's  melted. Add the chocolate chips and stir again until they are melted and very smooth. Remove from the heat and pour the mixture into a shallow bowl.
  2. While you're washing the pot, let the bowl of chocolate sit for awhile on the counter.  When it's cooled down a bit refrigerate the mixture for 2 hours or more until it is firm.
  3. When the chocolate is ready, scrape small spoonfuls from the bowl and roll into 1 inch balls. 

Then roll each ball in a saucer of cocoa or nuts.  Your hands are going to get messy but it's worth it.  When you're finished you can lick you fingers as a reward for a job well done.

Put the truffles on a fancy plate and cover them with plastic wrap.  They MUST be kept in the refrigerator until they're going to be eaten.  Remember that the truffles are supposed to be homemade gifts for Mom ... not you or your brothers and sisters.  If you're worried that somebody will eat them, slip the plate into a plastic bag and tape a note to it that says "Fresh liver."  Tell your Mom that it's not really liver but that you don't want her to open it because it's a surprise.

Other ideas for homemade gifts for Mom can be found here.

Links to more gifts suggestion for family and friends

Homemade Mother's Day gifts