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Homemade Chocolate Truffles Recipe
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Homemade Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Course: Desserts and Sweets
Author: Keeper of the Home

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup good quality cocoa powder
  • Optional: shredded coconut chopped walnuts

Instructions

  • Chop chocolate into small pieces then place in a heat proof bowl and set aside.
  • Warm cream and butter in a saucepan until it comes to a boil. Immediately pour over the chopped chocolate and stir until the chocolate has melted.
  • Pour this mixture (which is called ganache) into a casserole dish and leave to cool. Once the ganache has cooled to room temperature, cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for about two hours.
  • Once the ganache has hardened, remove from the fridge. Use a melon baller or round measuring spoon to scrape about 2 teaspoons worth of hardened ganache out of the casserole pan and quickly roll into a ball. Roll the ball in the cocoa powder and set aside on a tray.
  • If the mixture becomes too soft to work with, put it back in the fridge to harden. Dusting your hands with cocoa powder can also help as you roll the balls.
  • Store truffles in the fridge for up to a week.
  • Truffles can also be rolled in shredded coconut or chopped nuts.