Mmm, truffles. I like to eat truffles, but I also like to make them, coming up with a variety of flavor combinations as I go.
Although I’ve seen different “easy” truffle recipes over the years (like my favorite oreo truffles), I wanted to make real ganache truffles this year. Turns out that’s pretty easy too!
To start, I chose a few different flavor combinations to try: peppermint ganache with crushed candy canes on the outside, traditional vanilla ganache rolled in cocoa powder and almond ganache covered in shredded coconut. Next time I’m going to try rolling a nut or piece of chocolate inside the truffle, and they’d be tasty rolled in chopped nuts or dipped in melted chocolate as well.
And that’s the fun part about truffles — you can get really creative with flavors and designs for an impressive treat to share with family and friends!
- 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon flavored extract
- whole or chopped nuts, crushed candy canes, cocoa powder, shredded coconut, powdered sugar
In a saucepan, scald cream (but don’t bring it to a boil). Add chopped chocolate and whisk together until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in extract. Transfer to a small dish and refrigerate for at least an hour, until set. Form into balls and roll in toppings of your choice. Refrigerate.
TIP: If your truffle filling gets too hard, let it sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before you begin forming the balls.
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|Mandi Ehman is the blogger behind Life Your Way. She and her husband have four beautiful girls plus one baby boy on the way, and together, they live, work and homeschool on a little slice of heaven in wild, wonderful West Virginia. She loves coffee, chocolate, easy meals, beautiful things and minimalist spaces.|