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Dark Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Make a ganache before creating these tasty dark chocolate truffles using our easy recipe

Whoever said that the most indulgent and tasty treats needed to take

 

hours to make or cook?

If you've got a spare ten minutes and the right ingredients, why not try your hand at this easy chocolate truffle recipe to make a delicious dessert? These truffles also make a great gift, simply wrapped up in a bag & tied with ribbon, for any chocaholic. They make a fabulous dessert for any occasion or dinner party.

If you're wondering about the calories, then this is one occasion when less is more. If you use the best quality chocolate, just eating one truffle slowly will be sufficiently indulgent and filling - more so than a sugar-filled treat.

Once you've shaped the truffles, roll in finely chopped nuts or other dark sprinkles to finish them.

How easy is it to make truffles - here's a quick (less than 2 minute) video:-

A Ganache recipe, without the butter, is shown below. This is perfect to use as a cake frosting, instead of icing, you can also use it for the filling. It'd make a delicious topping for a chocolate torte too.

As it's so easy to make, and so delectable, don't expect anything you make with it to last too long, it'll get eaten by the devouring hordes pretty quickly.

Don't be put off by the name, it's easy to make a ganache (pronounced ganash) !

Ganache Recipe

Ingredients

  • 8-9oz dark chocolate
  • 1 cup double cream

Method

  1. Chop the chocolate into small pieces
  2. Heat the cream in a pan until close to boiling (watch carefully, to ensure that it doesn't boil over)
  3. Pour the steaming cream over the chocolate pieces
  4. Stir quickly to melt the chocolate
  5. Beat or whisk until smooth

This is now suitable for a cake topping or frosting, instead of your usual icing. It's also a great way to top cupcakes, before decorating.  

Please note that this recipe is not suitable for anyone on a low cholesterol diet.

More Chocolate Inspired Recipes

If you enjoyed this recipe, here's a few more to inspire:-

Chocolate Chip Cookies - we've done our best to find a healthier version of the sugary store-bought cookies

Fudge Brownies - the perfect coffee time snack or indulgent treat

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