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Dark Chocolate Truffle Recipe

Preparation 20 minutes 2019-02-18T00:20:00+00:00 Cook Time 1 minute 30 seconds 2019-02-18T00:01:00+00:00 Yields 30 (1-inch) Truffles     adjust servings

 

Ingredients

For the Truffles

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 5 (4 ounce) semi sweet chocolate bars, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

For the Chocolate Coating

  • 2 (4 ounce) semi sweet chocolate bars, chopped
  • 1/4 cup shortening

For the Optional Toppings

  • red, pink and white candy melts, melted
  • sprinkles

Instructions

For the Truffles:

In a large microwave safe bowl add the heavy cream, chocolate and butter.  Heat 1 minute and 30 seconds, stir until smooth, shiny and all butter is melted.  Cover and chill in the refrigerator 4 hours or until firm enough to roll.  Roll into 1-inch size balls; place on a cookie sheet lined with wax or parchment paper.  Refrigerate an additional 1 hour or until firm.

TIP: To make forming the truffles into balls I started with a small cookie scoop that lend a 1-inch ball.

For the Chocolate Coating:

In a medium microwave safe bowl add the chocolate and shortening.  Microwave on high in 30 seconds intervals, stirring between each, until melted and smooth (about a total of 1 minute and 30 seconds).

Use a fork, dip each ball in the melted chocolate mixture.  shake off excess, and place on a cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper.  Place in the refrigerator to harden (about 15 minutes).  Store in an airtight container on the counter (NOT IN THE REFRIGERATOR) up to 2 weeks.

For the Optional Toppings:

Add a touch of Valentine's Day to these truffles with melted candy!  Melt candy, pour into piping bags or zip top bags.  Snip the end or corner and in a back and forth motion add color to your truffles.  While the candy is still wet add sprinkles!

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