Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles

A rich, decadent delight--roll truffles in cocoa, finely chopped nuts or powdered sugar.

YIELDS

about 40 truffles

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup Florida Crystals® Organic Powdered Raw Cane Sugar , plus additional for dusting
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • chopped nuts (optional)
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips, for drizzling

INSTRUCTIONS

Melt 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips with cream in top of double boiler. Add sugar; whisk until smooth. Cool to room temperature or until thickened, but not until hard or lumpy. Whisk in butter. Pour into 8-inch square pan; chill until firm.

Shape about 1/4 of truffle mixture at a time, keeping remainder in refrigerator. Scoop into balls with melon baller or spoon. Place in freezer for 5 minutes or until firm.

Working as quickly as possible, roll between palms to make neat 1 1/2-inch balls. Roll in cocoa powder, chopped nuts or powdered sugar, or cover with melted chocolate (see below). Continue with remaining truffle mixture. Keep refrigerated.

To cover truffles with melted chocolate, melt remaining chocolate chips or white chocolate chips in the microwave, drizzle with a fork over tops of rolled truffles. Refrigerate for approximately 1/2 hour, or until chocolate is set.