Classic Chocolate Truffles

Classic Chocolate Truffles Recipe
Sweeten the holidays with homemade candy. Share edible gifts wrapped in festive boxes or bags.

Yield:

About 20

Nutritional Information

Calories 78
Fat 5 g
Satfat 3 g
Protein 1 g
Carbohydrate 10 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 4 mg

Ingredients

8 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa, for coating

Preparation

Melt chocolate in cream in a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until smooth. Pour chocolate into a bowl and let cool at room temperature until thick enough to scoop with a spoon, 1 to 2 hours. (To speed process, refrigerate for 30 minutes, but do not let it get hard.)

Put cocoa in a bowl. Using a regular teaspoon, scoop about 1 Tbsp. cooled chocolate and roll between palms to form a 1-inch ball. Place ball in cocoa and roll until thoroughly coated. Repeat with remaining chocolate mixture.

Note:

December 2005
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