Easy Decadent Chocolate Truffles

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“Truffles make a wonderful gift because nothing says ‘I love you’ better than chocolate,” says Debby Fortune of Berkeley, California, the creator of this luscious recipe. She suggests wrapping a selection of truffles on a small red paper plate with cellophane and tying it with a ribbon.



1. Place heavy cream in a small heavy saucepan and bring it gently to a simmer over medium low heat. Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate and butter. Stir mixture just until the chocolate has completely melted, using very low heat if necessary. Remove from heat. Pour the chocolate mixture into a shallow bowl, and allow it to cool. Cover tightly and refrigerate until firm, at least two hours or overnight.

2. Line a cookie sheet or platter with baking parchment or waxed paper. Dip a teaspoon or small scoop such as a melon baler into warm water and scrape across the surface of the truffle mixture to form a 1-inch ball. Quickly roll balls in cocoa powder. Repeat with the remaining truffle mixture. Cover and refrigerate truffles. Serve in paper candy cups (which are available in cookware shops or where cake decorating items are sold.)

Serving Suggestions

Says Debby Fortune: “For a variety of truffles, roll balls in finely

chopped nuts, finely minced sweetened coconut flakes, chocolate

sprinkles, colored sugar, or powdered sugar.”

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Heather Johnson from on November 6th, 2011
These are fantastic, I've taken them to work, served them at parties and they are always a crowd pleaser. I used Green & Blacks organic fair trade 70% cacao chocolate bars and they were fabulous, the only complaint was from a couple people who aren't fans of dark chocolate, bit you can use any kind of semi-sweet so they aren't as bitter as the extra dark chocolate I used. This one made it into my recipe book. :)

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