Delicious and easy to make Dark Chocolate Truffles. Get the whole family involved in making (and eating) these. Perfect gifts for Christmas. Why not add some Liquor to them!
Keyword: Chocolate, Christmas, Truffles
200g(7 oz) Dark Chocolate70% cocoa
75ml(⅓ cup) Double Cream(Heavy Cream)
Toppings - There are so many options!! Cocoa Powder, nuts, sprinkles, coconut, dipped in chocolate, grated chocolate, chocolate strands, sugar strands, icing.
Why not switch the vanilla extract for 1 tbsp of your favourite liquor
Put a heatproof bowl inside a larger bowl filled with boiling water. Break the Dark chocolate into small chunks (to help it melt quicker) Put into bowl stirring to help melt.
Meanwhile warm butter and cream together in the microwave, do not allow it to boil. Start with 30 seconds stir and keep adding 10 seconds more until warmed through.
Pour the hot cream on top of dark chocolate, giving a good stir until well combined and all melted, then add the vanilla extract stirring altogether before placing in the fridge
Place in the bowl uncovered in the fridge for at least 2 hrsUse a teaspoon to scrape about 2 tsp of mixture into your hand, now roll it into a ball. It will be sticky, but try not to spend too much time rolling or they will melt!
Now choose your toppings, roll ball in your topping and place in a paper or silver tray.
Eat immediately or store in airtight container/bag in the fridge until needed! (Will keep for 2 weeks)