Homemade Chocolate Truffles
"Making homemade chocolate truffles is as easy as counting from one to three. Homemade truffles are the perfect dessert or gift idea for your loved ones. You can try different toppings such as toasted coconut, cocoa and nuts, and more. You can also add some spices such as chili, ginger and orange or almond extract to the chocolate mixture. These chocolate truffles can be paired with some luscious dessert wines that match the intensity or the flavor of the chocolate. Here are the top choices in pairing this recipe with wines: *Port *Sherry *Madeira *Vin Santo"
Preparation Time2 hr 30 min
- 8 ounces chocolate bars
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup candy sprinkles
- 1 cup crushed walnuts
- 1 cup melted chocolate
Place the chocolate in a bowl.
Heat the heavy cream until simmering.
Add the butter to the chocolate and slowly pour in the heavy cream.
Let the warm cream and chocolate sit for 5 minutes.
Add the vanilla extract then stir until the chocolate has completely melted.
Place a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the chocolate and refrigerate for 2 hours.
Scoop the set truffle mixture into 2 tsp-sized mounds.
Roll each into balls.
Roll each into toppings of your choice.