Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Not So Wholesome Wednesday (chocolate truffles)

Okay, I know I promised Wednesday's to be wholesome recipes, but honestly I forgot.  So I am posting a not so wholesome recipe for chocolate truffles. 

I have been making these truffles for years.  They are so simple and rich.  They can be made in an afternoon and it's a great project to get the kids involved in.  All you need is some heavy cream, chocolate chips, and some toppings to roll them in.  Be creative and let the kids help pick the toppings. 

The truffles are also a great holiday gift. You can package 6 neatly into a 1/2 lb candy box and make a great impression.  Another suggestion, fill a decorative tin with a dozen or so, and gift it to a whole family.

recipe (yields about 2 dozen)

1 cup of chocolate chips
3/4 cup heavy cream
assorted toppings (nuts, sprinkles, cocoa, powder sugar, etc.)

In a double boiler (I used a metal bowl over a simmering pot of water), melt chocolate chips and heavy cream.

Whisk until smooth and shiny.

Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate for several hours or freeze for one hour.  Then using a 1" cookie scoop, scoop onto wax paper and refrigerate for 15 more minutes.

Then lightly roll the balls between your palms to form a smooth ball.  Immediately roll in toppings, such as sprinkles, colored sugar, Andes candies pieces, powder sugar, cocoa, etc.  If you want a hard shell topping dip into melted chocolate.

Refrigerate for several weeks in an airtight container.

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