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Sweet Recipe Chocolate Lavender Truffles

Generally speaking, candy can be tricky to make, but truffles are not that complicated. The recipe below for chocolate lavender truffles comes from the Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm. It is easy to follow and the results are delicious. Serve the truffles for dessert or wrap them in an attractive container to offer as holiday gifts.

The Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm is a family operation with multiple generations helping with all the phases from planting to the final products. Leveraging the hot, dry summers in British Columbia, Canada they grow lavender, herbes de Provence (rosemary, thyme, oregano), spearmint, lemon verbena and other botanicals at the farm.

The McFadden family is dedicated to environmental stewardship, supporting local businesses and quality production. They create over 50 products, which include bath & beauty, culinary items, and aromatherapy. All the products from the Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm are packaged in eco-friendly containers. Order online for shipping across Canada (flat rate shipping $11.95 | free shipping over $75). Alternatively, if you are in the area, stop by as they offer curbside pickup on select days.

Okanagan Lavender Farm Canada

Chocolate-Lavender Truffles

Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm
A tasteful dessert that comes from Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm. A high-quality product that tastes amazing and is easy to make!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine North American
Servings 2 dozen


  • ½ cup Cream
  • 2 tbsp Dried Lavender Buds (chopped) or 3-4 drops culinary grade lavender essential oil
  • ½ lb Bittersweet chopped into ½” chunks
  • ½ lb Semi-sweet Chocolate chopped into ½” chunks
  • 4 tbsp Butter softened
  • ¼ cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • ¼ cup Icing Sugar


  • Bring the cream and lavender buds (or essential oil) to a boil. Turn the stove off and remove the pot from the hot element. Allow the mixture to steep for 15 minutes, and then strain out the lavender.
  • Reheat the cream to a boil. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and stir until smooth and melted. Stir in the softened butter.
  • Chill in the fridge until solid.
  • Combine cocoa powder and icing sugar in a bowl and mix well with a fork.
  • Scoop out the truffle mixture with a melon baller or a spoon and form the truffles by rolling them between your hands. Drop each one into the bowl with the cocoa powder & icing sugar mixture, then toss until completely covered.
  • Remove and store covered in a cool dry place.
Keyword Candy, Chocolate, Lavender, Truffles
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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride at six months of age was her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).

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