Chocolate Truffles

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PREP TIME

15 min

TOTAL TIME

2 hrs 15 min

Makes

16

Chocolate Truffles

(Recipes by Irene Ngo, Produced by Sun Ngo, Photography by Erik Putz, Prop Styling by Madeleine Johari, Food Styling by Michelle Rabin)

These decadent truffles are both intensely satisfying and incredibly easy to make. After whipping together a simple ganache using melted chocolate, butter and cream, pop the mixture in the fridge and let it firm up. After that, it’s just a matter of rolling into bite-sized balls and choosing your favourite toppings to coat them in.


Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup 35% cream
  • 1 100-g bar dark chocolate , finely chopped
  • 1 100-g bar milk chocolate , finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter , cut in small cubes
  • 16 foil liners , for candy

Garnish Ideas

  • cocoa powder
  • icing sugar
  • sprinkles
  • edible lustre powder
  • coarse sugar
  • shredded unsweetened coconut
  • finely chopped toasted nuts

Instructions

1. Pour cream into a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high until very hot, 30 to 45 sec.

2. Add milk and dark chocolates and butter. Stir until chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Refrigerate until mixture is firm, about 2 hr.

3. Place candy liners in a container that has a lid. Using a melon baller, scoop tablespoonfuls of mixture into balls. Coat in desired garnish and place in candy liners. Seal container and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Kitchen Tip

We love the golden touch of edible lustre powder. For mess-free application, fill a small bowl with powder, then drop and roll individual truffles.