Bacon Chipotle Chocolate Truffles

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Raven Higheagle

By
@ravenhigheagle

I can't remember the last heart-shaped box of Valentine's Day chocolates I received. Maybe that's what happens after almost 8 years of marriage or maybe it's just because we all realized there is a lot better quality chocolate out there than what you get in a pink box from the drugstore.
If that special someone handed me a box of chipotle bacon truffles however, I can pretty much guarantee no sappy love cards would be needed. Bacon equals love in my book, and a box of these truffles is all I would need.

Rating:
☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes
Serves:
Makes About 30 Truffles
Prep:
4 Hr
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

12 oz
plus 1 cup chocolate chips (use a combination of semisweet and dark, according to your preferences)
1 c
heavy cream
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 3/4 tsp
chipotle chili powder, divided
1/4 tsp
kosher salt
1/4 tsp
cinnamon
1 Tbsp
coconut oil
4 slice
cooked bacon, minced, 1 tablespoon grease reserved

How to Make Bacon Chipotle Chocolate Truffles

Step-by-Step

  • 1Place heavy cream, vanilla, 1-1/2 teaspoons chipotle chili powder, salt and cinnamon in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and stir.
  • 2Add 12 ounces of the chocolate chips and the coconut oil to the pan and stir constantly until melted and smooth. Turn off the heat.
  • 3Pour the chocolate mixture into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, up to overnight.
  • 4Once the mixture is solid, scoop out about 1 teaspoon (if you have a melon baller, that's the perfect tool for this) of the chocolate mixture and roll into a ball in your hands.
  • 5Place on a parchment or Silpat-lined baking sheet.
  • 6Continue doing this until all the chocolate is rolled out into balls.
  • 7If the mixture gets too warm to work with at any point, put it back in the refrigerator for a few minutes to harden.
  • 8Refrigerate the chocolate balls for 30 minutes.
  • 9Meanwhile, combine the minced bacon and remaining chipotle chili powder in a small bowl.
  • 10Melt the remaining cup of chocolate chips with the reserved bacon grease in another small bowl.
  • 11Remove the chocolate balls from the refrigerator, dip one at a time in the chocolate, removing with a fork and tapping the excess chocolate off onto the side of the bowl.
  • 12Place the truffle back onto the baking sheet and top with a pinch of the bacon mixture.
  • 13Alternatively, if you don't want to dip all the balls in chocolate, you can just roll some of them in the bacon mixture to coat the whole exterior of the ball.
  • 14Refrigerate for another 30 minutes before serving.

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