Decadent Chocolate Truffles

These truffles are the perfect quick and easy indulgence, and a favourite for special occasions, or just for a treat. No more boxed chocolates, please!
Course: Dessert
Servings: 20 truffles
Author: Nancy Crites

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 8 ounces pure dark chocolate, such as baking chocolate, do not use chocolate chips!
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tbsp pure vanilla, or liqueur, or to your taste!
  • 1/3 cup cocoa, sprinkles, or toasted coconut for topping. If desired!

Instructions

  • Chop the chocolate into very fine pieces and spread into an even layer in a heatproof bowl.
  • Add the soft butter into the finely chopped chocolate.
  • Heat the cream to a simmer, see some bubbles forming on the top.
  • Pour the cream over the chocolate and butter, and let it sit for a few minutes, do not touch it!
  • After 3-4 minutes gently whisk the mixture together until smooth and creamy, add the vanilla or liqueur.
  • Pour into a shallow pan such as a cake pan to cool in the fridge for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Scoop with a melon baller, or teaspoon, and roll into 1 inch balls.
  • Cover the balls with cocoa, sprinkles, or toasted coconut. I put the cocoa in a flattish soup bowl, and place 1 or 2 balls at a time in it, rolling them around until covered.
  • Place in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks and in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Notes

This recipe was given to me by a dear friend many years ago. It is an annual tradition at our house during the festive season and warms my heart every time I take her recipe card out of my recipe box.  I hope you enjoy it too!

    Nancy Crites

    Nancy Crites

    As a holistic nutritionist, specializing in Pain Loss, I help women suffering with chronic pain who want to look and feel amazing from the inside out using my tested-and-true pain loss method. I'm not interested in quick and dirty pain loss, the kind that only addresses the symptoms. Using an effective holistic approach I take you right to the root of your pain and create a lasting transformation. Over the past 18 years I have helped hundreds of women transform their lives. Having suffered with Fibromayalgia Chronic Pain, I now live a life I love! I offer free 30 minute consultations to help individuals create the healthy body and life they have dreamed of! Contact me to talk about getting you the health and happiness you desire.

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