Chocolate Truffles

Russ Myers

By
@Beegee1947

The Holidays are upon us! ‘Tiss the season of family, sweets, and gifts.

Completely avoiding all baked goods may be near impossible this time of year; as such, I like to arm myself with healthier alternatives that don’t make me feel like I’m missing out on the seasonal treats.

My to-gift list is usually much longer than my budget allows. A simple and budget-friendly way of showing my love during the holidays is with homemade treats.


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Serves:

30 Truffles

Prep:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1/3 c
heavy whipping cream
2 c
60% cacao bittersweet chocolate chips
6 Tbsp
unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1/3 c
unsweetened cocoa

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a small saucepan, bring the cream to a simmer. Remove from heat, and stir in the chocolate and butter.
2
In a medium-sized skillet, bring 1/2-inch water to a slow simmer. Set the saucepan in the skillet over low heat. Stir mixture just until the chocolate has completely melted. Remove from heat. Pour the chocolate mixture into a shallow bowl. Cool, cover and refrigerate until firm, at least two hours. Pour the cocoa coating into a pie plate.
3
Line an airtight container with waxed paper. Dip melon baller or small spoon into a glass of warm water and quickly scrape across the surface of the chilled mixture to form a rough 1-inch ball. Drop the ball into the cocoa coating. Repeat with the remaining truffle mixture. Gently shake the pie plate to coat the truffles evenly.
4
Transfer truffles to the prepared container, separating layers with additional waxed paper. Cover tightly and refrigerate up to 2 weeks, or freeze up to 3 months.
5
Note:
Unsweetened Cocoa can be replaced with 3/4 cup finely chopped almonds or pecans.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chocolate, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy