Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles

These decadent little bites of chocolate are always a nice gift for the holidays. I like to take a box to parties as a thank-you to the host or hostess. They just melt in your mouth. Truffles are simple to make, too. Only 4 ingredients, and you can make a batch in no time.

You’ll need 12 ounces of bittersweet chocolate. You can use 2 cups of chocolate chips or splurge and get a really nice high end chocolate. Just up to your own taste and budget. I prefer a really dark chocolate for these, but use what you like.

You can also add different flavor extracts, if you like. Orange or vanilla work well. You might want to add nut extracts, too, for a different flavor. Instead of rolling in cocoa powder, you can also roll the truffles in finely grated nuts for a different spin.

Another thing to remember- one of the rules when working with chocolate- always wear brown.

So here is the recipe for a classic, simple treat.


Chocolate Truffles

1/3 c. Whipping cream

6 T. butter, cut into small pieces

12 oz. bittersweet chocolate, grated or chopped coarsely, or you can use chocolate chips

Unsweetened cocoa

Heat cream to boiling in small saucepan. Stir in butter and cook until melted. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate until melted. Place in shallow bowl and chill until firm, at least a couple of hours. Roll mixture into 1-inch balls and roll in cocoa. Sometimes the mixture is quite firm and hard to roll into perfectly smooth balls. You can roll them out as smooth as you can, roll in cocoa and then roll again to smooth out. You might want to give them another roll in the cocoa after that.  Makes about 30.

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