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Dark Chocolate Truffles Recipe

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Dark Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Homemade Chocolate Truffles

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This dark chocolate truffles recipe is so rich, so flavorful, that they require being eaten slowly. These luxurious candies make a delightful gift for the chocolate lover in your life, and an impressive addition to the office party dessert table. Learning how to make smooth ganache and the proper rolling technique are the secrets of this recipe's success.

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped into very small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup premium cocoa

Preparation:

How to make dark chocolate truffles:

In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the heavy cream just to a boil. Remove from the heat immediately. Add the chopped chocolate and vanilla extract and stir until the mixture – ganache - is completely smooth.

Chill the ganache until it is hard enough to roll into balls. Measuring out a heaping teaspoon, quickly roll the ganache into a ball. Roll the ball in the cocoa powder and chill.

This dark chocolate truffles recipe makes 16 servings.

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 5 out of 5
Wonderful!, Member mydisorderlymind

I've made these truffles several times now and they're always a huge hit. Now I'm intent on experimenting with them, substituting Kahlua for vanilla, coating them in grated peppermint candy or coconut flakes. It does take a bit of time to allow the ganache to cool in the fridge to the right firmness, but it's definitely worth the wait. After all, if you're going to go through the trouble of making hand rolled French truffles, I would think you're prepared to go through all the minor inconveniences.

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