Seriously Addictive Chocolate Truffles
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Yields: 25-30
 
Creamy, decadent chocolate truffles. The perfect holiday treat or homemade gift.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Optional toppings
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Crushed Almonds, sprinkles with sea salt flakes
  • Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
Instructions
  1. In a medium glass bowl add semisweet chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, and butter.
  2. Place in the microwave and heat for 30 seconds.
  3. Remove bowl from the microwave, stir and place back in the microwave for an additional one minute.
  4. Set aside.
  5. In a small saucepan heat the heavy cream and vanilla extract over medium heat until it comes to a low simmer.
  6. Remove from the heat and pour over the chocolate.
  7. Using a whisk, gently stir until smooth and creamy.
  8. Pour into an 8x8 glass dish and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour to set.
  9. In the meantime, place your topping of chose in a shallow dish.
  10. Once the chocolate has set you can begin to form the truffle balls. We suggest using a melon baller to creates the perfect size and shape.
  11. If needed gently roll the chocolate in between your hands to smooth. Do not overwork as the warmth of your hands will start to melt the chocolate.
  12. Roll the truffles into the topping of your choice and place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to set.
  13. You can serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to five days. Serve at room temperature.
  14. Enjoy!!
Notes
If you do not have a melon baller, use a half-teaspoon measuring spoon to scoop out the chocolate.
If you can not find bittersweet chocolate, dark chocolate is a great substitute.
Recipe by Salt & Suede at http://www.saltandsuede.com/blog/sweet-treats/decadent-chocolate-truffles/