Forbidden Dark Chocolate Truffles

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Recipe: #41145

July 12, 2023

Categories: Desserts, Halloween

"Embrace the decadence of forbidden pleasure with dark chocolate truffles. Crafted from rich, velvety dark chocolate and infused with flavors like espresso, raspberry, or even a dash of chili, these sinful confections seduce the senses. Rolled in cocoa powder or dipped in melted chocolate, these bite-sized indulgences captivate with their intense and complex flavors. Enjoy them with a glass of red wine for a truly vampiric experience. Preparation Tips: Use high-quality dark chocolate for the best taste and texture. Feel free to experiment with various coatings, such as cocoa powder, powdered sugar, or finely chopped nuts. You can even dip the truffles in melted chocolate for an extra indulgent touch. Customize the truffles by adding spices like cinnamon, a pinch of sea salt, or a dash of cayenne pepper to the chocolate mixture for unique flavor variations."

Original is 20 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (16.2 g)
  • Calories 78.5
  • Total Fat - 5.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 4.5 mg
  • Sodium - 701.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 5.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.2 g
  • Sugars - 2.7 g
  • Protein - 0.9 g
  • Calcium - 10.7 mg
  • Iron - 1.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Place the finely chopped dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl and set aside.

Step 2

In a small saucepan, heat the heavy cream over medium heat until it just begins to simmer. Remove from heat immediately.

Step 3

Pour the hot cream over the chopped dark chocolate. Let it sit undisturbed for about 1 minute to allow the chocolate to melt.

Step 4

Gently whisk the chocolate and cream mixture until smooth and well combined.

Step 5

Add the softened butter and vanilla extract to the chocolate mixture. Stir until the butter is completely melted and incorporated. At this stage, you can also add flavored extracts or liqueur if desired, adjusting the amount to taste.

Step 6

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until the mixture is firm enough to handle.

Step 7

Once the truffle mixture has chilled and hardened, prepare a shallow bowl or plate with your desired coating, such as cocoa powder, powdered sugar, or finely chopped nuts.

Step 8

Using a teaspoon or melon baller, scoop small portions of the truffle mixture and roll them between your palms to form small balls. Work quickly to prevent the mixture from melting.

Step 9

Roll each truffle in the coating of your choice until fully covered. Gently shake off any excess coating.

Step 10

Place the coated truffles on a baking sheet or plate lined with parchment paper. Repeat the rolling and coating process until all the truffle mixture is used.

Step 11

Refrigerate the truffles for at least 30 minutes to firm up before serving.

Step 12

Serve the Forbidden Dark Chocolate Truffles chilled and allow them to come to room temperature for a few minutes before enjoying their lusciousness.

Step 13

Storage Tip: Store the truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Bring them to room temperature before serving to experience their full flavor.


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