The key to tasty chocolate truffles after refrigeration
Refrigerating chocolate truffles to keep their shape is a no-brainer. But eating them when they are cold and firm? This is something Taste of Home advises against. The outlet explains that truffles have a melting quality that can only be felt when softened, much like butter. And how to make the butter soften naturally? You let it sit at room temperature before eating it. And for the chocolate truffles, that’s about an hour. But if you’re in a hurry, 30 minutes at room temperature will do the trick, according to The Kitchn.
Keep in mind, though, that truffles can start to melt if left too long (as the old source mentioned), so be sure to quickly return any uneaten truffles to the fridge. Simply Recipes also notes that since heavy cream is one of the main ingredients in chocolate truffles, there is an issue with spoilage if the truffles are left at room temperature for an extended period of time.
Chocolate truffles are also often presented as gifts because of their beauty, and if this is the current case, BBC Good Food advises placing each truffle in a small liner of paper or foil (see brown liner of Ferrero Rocher chocolates for reference), then place them in a gift box of your choice. The box should be kept refrigerated until it is time to present your artwork.