3-INGREDIENT CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES
With Valentine's Day just a few days away, chocolate is on the brain. Nothing says “I love you” more than a double decker box of chocolates…but making your own chocolate truffles is way simpler than most people think (and who doesn't prefer a handmade gift?).
This is a super simple, 3-ingredient recipe to get you started to make decadent, silky, chocolate truffles. Then, if you want, you can tailor to your preferences. I'm including options for flavorings to add to the base or leave the recipe as is and just coat the truffles in a different ways (think cocoa powder, crushed pistachios, shredded coconut, etc…). Enjoy!
Yields approximately 2 dozen truffles
12 ounces dark, semisweet or milk chocolate chips, roughly chopped (1 bag)
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 tsp salt
Place the chopped chocolate in a large mixing bowl. In a saucepan, bring the heavy cream and salt to a simmer, just enough to dissolve the salt and watch that it doesn't boil over. Pour the cream over the chocolate and allow to sit for 5 minutes before stirring. Stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth (this is also the time to add any liquid ingredients for flavor).
Allow to cool at room temperature for an hour. Using a teaspoon or a small cookie scoop, scoop the truffles onto parchment paper. Place in the fridge for 10 to 15 minutes to firm up a bit. Roll in the palm of your hands to get them perfect (but quickly or they will start to melt!). Roll them in whatever toppings you like and enjoy!
Mix-ins: 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons liqueur (coffee, rum, Grand Marnier, kirsch), 1 tablespoon orange blossom water, 1 tablespoon espresso, 1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
To Coat: cocoa powder (with or without cinnamon, cardamom, etc), sweetened or unsweetened shredded coconut, crushed nuts (hazelnuts, almonds, pistachios), sprinkles, flake sea salt (just a pinch on top!)