Chocolate = Love

Yes, chocolate = love. No matter how you put it this will always be true; an absolute fact of life. This is why its not too late to impress the one you love with chocolate!  Here is a simple chocolate truffle recipe that you can make in less than an hour.  Now go impress anyone with some mad candy making skills!

chocolate truffles

 

Chocolate truffle recipe

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 16 oz bittersweet chocolate chips
  • Vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • cocoa powder (about 1/2 cup)

Step one: Making the ganache.

Bring a cup of heavy cream to a simmer. Be careful not to burn the bottom.  While the cream comes to a simmer, place chips in a bowl. Once cream is hot and simmering, pour over chocolate chips and start to slowly incorporate until a lustrous and silky chocolate sauce is formed. At first, the mixture will seem grainy and it might even look broken, but keep on whisking and the desired consistency will be reached once all the chocolate has melted completely.  Pour the chocolate sauce into a container and allow it to set in the refrigerator for about an hour.

Step two: Rolling ganache into balls

The fun part is here! Once the ganache is set, its going to have a texture similar to Playdoh. Set aside a bowl of cocoa powder and a line a sheet pan. Dip your hands into ice water for a couple of seconds to lower their temperature so as not to melt the ganache.  With a small tablespoon scoop out some chocolate and roll it into a ball. Imagine you are rolling meatballs. Once you’ve formed several balls of chocolate ganache, place in the freezer for several minutes. Bring them out and toss them in the cocoa powder.

Step Three: Spreading the love.

These truffles are quick and perfect for a pot luck, or a small cute gift. Now you can box them up, wrap them up or do whatever you want to spread the love on Valentine’s Day!

Enjoy

 

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