You can create chocolate truffles that are a mouth-watering chocolate delicacy. These are so easy to make and could be given as a special gift.
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Medium size microwavable glass bowl
Ingredients for Base:
12 ounces good quality bittersweet chocolate (70 percent cocoa), chopped.
3/4 cup whipping (heavy) cream
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
1 teaspoon orange, vanilla, almond, rum, or your favorite extract (optional)
Directions for Base:
Ingredients for Coating:
Cocoa powder, powdered sugar, finely chopped nuts of your choice, coconut or finely grated white, milk or dark chocolate.
6 ounces good quality bittersweet chocolate (70 percent cocoa), chopped.
1 tablespoon shortening (this helps set the chocolate so it does not melt easily)
Directions for Coating:
Store in refrigerator in airtight container.
20-30 truffles depending on the size ball you form.
Additions or Variations:
See this video on how to make chocolate truffles.