Triple Chocolate Truffles

by Michele Pesula Kuegler | February 5th, 2020 | Desserts, Recipes
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A decadent treat, perfect for your favorite chocoholic

Triple Chocolate Truffles

A decadent treat, perfect for your favorite chocoholic
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Dessert
Keyword: candy, truffles
Servings: 24
Author: Michele Pesula Kuegler

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chopped
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chopped
  • 1/2 cup chocolate sprinkles

Instructions

  • Combine the cream, corn syrup, and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil.
  • Add 8 ounces of chocolate; gently swirl the pan.
  • Allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  • Whisk to combine.
  • Transfer to a small mixing bowl, and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • Stir mixture, return to refrigerator for 2 more 15 minute periods, stirring after each for a total of 45 minutes.
  • At this point, the mixture will begin to harden more quickly, so the mixture should be stirred every 5 minutes.
  • When mixture is thicker but not hard, remove from refrigerator.*
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Using a teaspoon, scrape a small amount of mixture from the bowl.
  • Using hands roll into a ball approximately 1 inch in diameter; place on parchment paper.
  • Repeat until all mixture is used.
  • Place baking sheet in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  • Place remaining 4 ounces of chocolate in a small bowl and microwave in 30 second increments, stirring after each, until melted.
  • Pour sprinkles into a small bowl.
  • After 15 minutes, remove baking sheet from refrigerator. Place individual ball in melted chocolate and roll until fully coated.
  • Using a fork transfer to sprinkles bowl.
  • With clean hand, roll ball in sprinkles; return to baking sheet.
  • Repeat with remaining balls, and refrigerate for 10 minutes to set.

Notes

I found that my chocolate mixture reached the thick but not firm stage at 10 minutes.

Here we are with recipe #2 in my week of Valentine’s Day inspiration from the archives. These truffles would be quite the impressive treat to give to your someone special. They do require a little bit of time, but they’ll be also be truly appreciated. Anyone can go to a candy store and buy truffles. But to make your own and give them as a gift, well, that’s really pretty special.

To learn more about this recipe, originally published in February 2015, keep reading.

I taught myself how to make truffles about a decade ago.  Although that isn’t that long ago, it feels like a lifetime away. I learned to make these treats when I used to adore chocolate.  When I became more dedicated to exercise and eating healthfully, chocolate was one of the foods that I removed from my diet.  I discovered that the less that I ate it, the less that I craved it. In fact, now when I am craving something sweet, it never is chocolate.

However, I have children that adore chocolate. So, I still make brownies, reverse chocolate chip cookies, chocolate cupcakes, and other cocoa-based desserts for them, but I haven’t made truffles in five or six years. My older son remarked about my truffles when he was home over winter break; I was surprised that he remembered them. So, with Valentine’s Day on the horizon and him 2,000 miles away at college, I decided to make truffles for a holiday care package.

These do require a bit of time and are pretty messy (especially if you aren’t the neatest of cooks like me), but for chocolate lovers, they are worth the effort. Valentine’s Day is only five days away, you still have time to make a batch!

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