Chocolate Truffles

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A decadent treat that’s easier to make at home than you might think. Warning- it is messy!

Tags: Intermediate, 30 mins, Desserts, Chocolate, Chill, Valentine's Day, Holiday Insider’s Report 2011, Holiday Insider's Report 2012 , Vegetarian
Serves: 38
Skill level: Intermediate
Prep time: 25  minutes
Cooking time: 5  minutes
Total: 30 *  minutes

* cool time= 30 minutes; chill time=3 hours

Additional Information

Ingredients

2/3 cup (150 mL) 35% whipping cream
2 cups (500 mL) PC The Decadent Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 tbsp (15 mL) no name Instant Coffee
1 tsp (5 mL) no name Pure Vanilla
1/2 cup (125 mL) no name Premium Cocoa Powder

Instructions

  1. In heavy-bottomed medium saucepan set over medium heat, bring whipping cream to a boil. Immediately remove from heat. Whisk in chocolate chips and coffee until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in vanilla. Transfer to bowl. Cool to room temperature, uncovered, about 30 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap. Chill until firm, about 2 hours.
  2. Line rimmed baking sheet with wax paper. Put cocoa in a pie plate. Using a tablespoon, scoop chocolate mixture and form into balls. Roll balls in cocoa and place on prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Store truffles in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Chef's Tips

If chocolate mixture is too firm to scoop, let stand at room temperature for a few minutes to soften.

Omit cocoa and roll truffles in toasted shredded coconut or chopped nuts instead.

Substitute brandy, rum or whiskey for the coffee; stir in with the vanilla.

Nutritional Information

Per serving
Calories 70 Cal
Fat 4.5 g
Sodium 2 mg
Carbohydrate 7 g
Fibre 1 g
Protein 1 g