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Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles

 
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I have made this recipe for more than ten times, they are always great. I love them all the time!

Yield

36

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

5⅓

hrs

Ready

hrs

Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Sugar-Free, Very low in sodium, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

For the truffle base:
1 ¼ cups heavy whipping cream
9 ounces chocolate, bittersweet
high–quality (70% cocoa), chopped, divided , null
*
For the chocolate coating:
8 ounces chocolate, bittersweet
high–quality (70% cocoa), chopped, null
*
1 x cocoa powder
Unsweetened, optional, for rolling
*

Directions

For truffle base:

Bring cream to simmer in heavy small saucepan.

Remove from heat; cool to lukewarm, 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, stir 7 ounces chocolate in metal bowl over saucepan of simmering water until smooth.

Remove from heat.

Add 2 ounces chocolate; stir until smooth.

Stir in cream. Chill truffle base until firm enough to roll, about 3 hours.

Line rimmed baking sheet with waxed paper.

Roll 2 teaspoons truffle base between fingertips into ball. Transfer to prepared sheet. Repeat with remaining truffle base. Chill until firm, about 1 hour.

For chocolate coating: Line another rimmed baking sheet with waxed paper.

Stir chocolate in metal bowl over saucepan of simmering water just until melted.

Remove from heat. Cool slightly.

Scoop some of warm (not hot) melted chocolate into palm of hand.

Place 1 chilled truffle in hand and roll in palm to coat. Transfer to prepared sheet.

Repeat with remaining melted chocolate and truffles, rewarming chocolate if necessary.

Roll in cocoa powder if desired.

For variations, see page 61 for instructions on rolling in toppings.

Chill until firm, about 1 hour.

Do ahead Can be made 1 week ahead.

Store in airtight container and keep chilled.

Let stand at room temperature 1 hour before serving.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 8g (0.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 10297% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 0%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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