Sunday, December 16, 2012

Chocolate Truffles

Wonderful chocolate flavor.   Roll in your favorite topping.  I love the bitterness of cocoa powder while my husband prefers the crunch of toasted coconut.  Chopped nuts are also a good choice.  This is a messy recipe and I can never achieve the perfect rolled ball, but worth the effort.

1 C. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 C. milk chocolate chips
1 Tbsp. Water
5 Tbsp. Butter, unsalted
1 tsp. Vanilla
3 Tbsp. Heavy Cream
1 1/8 C. Powdered Sugar
3 Tbsp. Concentrated Orange Juice
Cocoa Powder

Melt chocolate, butter and water in double boiler over low-medium heat.  While chocolate melts, in separate bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients.  Set aside.  Stir chocolate until melted and smooth.  Remove from heat.  Whisk sugar mixture into chocolate until smooth.  Pour into a shallow dish and refrigerate until firm.  Shape into balls and roll in cocoa powder.  Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.