REAL chocolate truffles!!!!

The reason I say “real” is because I had a kind of hard time finding a real truffle recipe. There were “oreo balls” (NOT a truffle) and “easy decadent truffles” (a chocolate cream cheese ball… really?!?!) but no plain chocolate ganache truffles. I finally found Ina Garten’s recipe which worked well. It’s really easy but you might refrigerate them instead of let them set at room temp. So here’s the recipe…. Oh yeah, I rolled mine in powdered sugar and cocoa =D

Total Time:
1 hr 53 min
20 min
1 hr 30 min
3 min
60 truffles


Chop the chocolates finely with a sharp knife. Place them in a heat-proof mixing bowl.

Heat the cream in a small saucepan until it just boils. Turn off the heat and allow the cream to sit for 20 seconds. Pour the cream through a fine-meshed sieve into the bowl with chocolate. With a wire whisk, slowly stir the cream and chocolates together until the chocolate is completely melted. Whisk in vanilla. Set aside at room temperature for 1 hour.

With 2 teaspoons, spoon round balls of the chocolate mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, until firm. Roll each dollop of chocolate in your hands to roughly make a round ball. Roll in confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder, or both. These will keep refrigerated for weeks, but serve at room temperature.


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