2 Amazing Chocolate Buttercream For Candies

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Classic American Buttercream is by far my favorite filling or topping for every confection that I make. And who doesn’t love chocolate? For real, chocolate buttercream is one of the best sweet treats I can have. I can eat it by the spoonful! But sometimes I feel a little bit fancy, or I made too large a batch and I do not feel like putting it away in the freezer. Today I bring you several options of chocolate buttercream frosting candy that you can make lickety-split! 

But first, the buttercream recipe that will be our base. Sally’s Baking Addiction’s recipe is my personal favorite. It will make the most amazing, delicious, creamy chocolate buttercream you have only tasted in your dreams. Here you have our version of her masterpiece.

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The Best Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Apart from being rich and decadent, this buttercream will hold its shape if you feel like piping it on top of whatever dessert you are making. It will only take you 5 minutes to make and will yield 2 ½ cups.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of unsalted, room temperature butter
  • 1 ½ cups of powdered sugar
  • ½ cup of dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp of heavy cream (you can also use milk if you do not have cream at hand)
  • ¼ tsp of salt
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting: Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Fit your handheld or stand mixer with a paddle or whisk attachment and beat the butter at medium speed. Stop once it is really creamy. It will take about 2 minutes, but it depends on the temperature of the butter and the room.

The Best Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Step 2

Sift the powdered sugar, salt, and cocoa powder together so that they are fully mixed.

Step 3

Stop mixing and add the dry ingredients followed by the vanilla extract and the heavy cream. 

Step 4

To avoid any powder kick back, turn the mixer on low until everything is combined. After a minute or so, crank it up to high for another full minute. Your buttercream is ready!

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting: Step by Step Instructions

Cover the container with some plastic wrap until you are ready to use it. 

Tip

If you feel the buttercream is runny, add one more ¼ cup of either powdered sugar or cocoa (or a mix of the two!). That will thicken it up. If it is too thin, you can add another tablespoon of either cream or milk to soften it.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting: Buttercream Truffles

For this candy, you will need your frosting to set in the fridge for a good hour or an hour and a half at least. This way it will be thick enough to make the balls. You will only need the buttercream, some chocolate (either dark, milk or white, whatever you choose!) and some sprinkles.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting: Buttercream Truffles

It will take you 3 hours to make this – there is a lot of chilling involved! If your buttercream is already cooled, you can subtract one hour from that.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting: Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Evenly divide the buttercream you have using a tablespoon and roll it into balls with your palms.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting: Step by Step Instructions

Step 2

Place the balls onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and place them in the freezer for 30 minutes to set. They need to be really cold not to melt when you dip them in the hot chocolate.

Step 3

Melt the chocolate in 30-second intervals in the microwave. Use the best chocolate you can!

Step 4

Using a toothpick, dip the truffles in the chocolate. Make sure they are completely covered by using a spoon. Place them back in the parchment paper.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Instructions

Step 5

Once you are all done, rain some colorful sprinkles on them to make them fun! You can also sprinkle some salt on top instead to give a nice flavor contrast.

Let them sit for 30 minutes in the freezer or for 2 hours at room temperature before trying to pick them up. You can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. 

Chocolate Buttercream Pinwheel Candies

To make these, you will need a very thick buttercream as well. We recommend you do not add the 3 tablespoons of heavy cream or milk. Only after the buttercream is made, take a look at it and see if its texture is fine as is. 

If it is too runny, you can always add some powdered sugar or cocoa powder to make it stiffer. Also, pop it in the fridge for at least an hour.

Chocolate Buttercream Pinwheel Candies

For this recipe, you will need enough buttercream to roll out into a long sheet. At least 2 cups! You can use less if you make thin stripes instead of one long pinwheel. It will take you only 1 ½ if your buttercream is already chilled, if not you need at least 2 ½ hours to make this.

On top of the buttercream, you will need some filling. This is totally up to you! Some ideas are peanut butter, Nutella for extra decadence, salted caramel, or whatever is your favorite! You can even add some fresh fruit, like strawberries!

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Grab all your buttercream and place it on top of some parchment paper that you have previously dusted with powdered sugar. 

Step 2

Using your hands or a rolling pin (both of them need to be covered in powdered sugar beforehand, if not they will stick!), roll the buttercream as if it were dough until you have a rectangular shape. It has to be about ¼ of an inch thick. 

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Step by Step Instructions

If it is too long, cut it into two parts so that it is easier to roll up later.

Step 3

Evenly spread your favorite filling over top of it, making sure not to miss any spots!

Step 4

Using the parchment paper, roll it up carefully. You can either roll it up on itself or roll the two sides inwards. It depends on how large you prefer your candy.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Procedure

Step 5

Still on the baking sheet, place them in the fridge to set. This will take another hour or so.

Step 6

Slice them up and serve! They are so easy and extremely delicious!

2 Amazing Chocolate Buttercream Candies

Classic American Buttercream is by far my favorite filling or topping for every confection that I make. And who doesn’t love chocolate? For real, chocolate buttercream is one of the best sweet treats I can have. I can eat it by the spoonful! But sometimes I feel a little bit fancy, or I made too large a batch and I do not feel like putting it away in the freezer. Today I bring you several options of chocolate buttercream candy that you can make lickety-split!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword 2 Amazing Chocolate Buttercream Candies
Prep Time 5 minutes
3 hours
Servings 2 cups
Author cakedecorist.com

Ingredients

Frosting

  • 1 cup of unsalted room temperature butter
  • 1 ½ cups of powdered sugar
  • ½ cup of dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp of heavy cream you can also use milk if you do not have cream at hand
  • ¼ tsp of salt
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract

Chocolate Buttercream Pinwheel Candies

  • 2 cups of a very thick buttercream
  • It will take you only 1 ½ if your buttercream is already chilled if not you need at least 2 ½ hours to make this
  • We recommend you do not add the 3 tablespoons of heavy cream or milk
  • Peanut butter Nutella, salted caramel, or whatever is your favorite

Buttercream Truffles

  • 2 1/2 cups Frosting set in the fridge for a good hour or an hour and a half at least
  • Some chocolate either dark, milk or white, whatever you choose!
  • Some sprinkles

Instructions

Frosting

  • Step 1
  • Fit your handheld or stand mixer with a paddle or whisk attachment and beat the butter at medium speed. Stop once it is really creamy. It will take about 2 minutes, but it depends on the temperature of the butter and the room.
  • Step 2
  • Sift the powdered sugar, salt, and cocoa powder together so that they are fully mixed.
  • Step 3
  • Stop mixing and add the dry ingredients followed by the vanilla extract and the heavy cream.
  • Step 4
  • To avoid any powder kick back, turn the mixer on low until everything is combined. After a minute or so, crank it up to high for another full minute. Your buttercream is ready!
  • Cover the container with some plastic wrap until you are ready to use it.
  • If you feel the buttercream is runny, add one more ¼ cup of either powdered sugar or cocoa (or a mix of the two!). That will thicken it up. If it is too thin, you can add another tablespoon of either cream or milk to soften it.

Buttercream Truffles

  • Step 1
  • Evenly divide the buttercream you have using a tablespoon and roll it into balls with your palms.
  • Step 2
  • Place the balls onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and place them in the freezer for 30 minutes to set. They need to be really cold not to melt when you dip them in the hot chocolate.
  • Step 3
  • Melt the chocolate in 30-second intervals in the microwave. Use the best chocolate you can!
  • Step 4
  • Using a toothpick, dip the truffles in the chocolate. Make sure they are completely covered by using a spoon. Place them back in the parchment paper.
  • Step 5
  • Once you are all done, rain some colorful sprinkles on them to make them fun! You can also sprinkle some salt on top instead to give a nice flavor contrast.
  • Let them sit for 30 minutes in the freezer or for 2 hours at room temperature before trying to pick them up. You can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Chocolate Buttercream Pinwheel Candies

  • Step 1
  • Grab all your buttercream and place it on top of some parchment paper that you have previously dusted with powdered sugar.
  • Step 2
  • Using your hands or a rolling pin (both of them need to be covered in powdered sugar beforehand, if not they will stick!), roll the buttercream as if it were dough until you have a rectangular shape. It has to be about ¼ of an inch thick.
  • If it is too long, cut it into two parts so that it is easier to roll up later.
  • Step 3
  • Evenly spread your favorite filling over top of it, making sure not to miss any spots!
  • Step 4
  • Using the parchment paper, roll it up carefully. You can either roll it up on itself or roll the two sides inwards. It depends on how large you prefer your candy.
  • Step 5
  • Still on the baking sheet, place them in the fridge to set. This will take another hour or so.
  • Step 6
  • Slice them up and serve! They are so easy and extremely delicious!

Did you like our suggestions? Remember that you can pick and choose your fillings to make these recipes your own, you can even use some other flavor of buttercream! Our favorite is definitely chocolate, though! Be sure to post pictures of your creations down below!

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