12/2/09

Christmas Dark Chocolate Truffles!

Although I'm not a fan of chocolate, I married one that is - and the darker the better! Funny that one of our three kids is also a 'dark chocolate' fan. These truffles are dark, smooth and delicious. Even I, a non-chocolate lover, will nibble on a good quality chocolate truffle with a cup of hot, fresh coffee to go with it!

Start your Christmas baking off with these and it may not matter if you make anything else!


Dark Chocolate Truffles

1/3 C heaving whipping cream
6 Tbs unsalted butter cut into small pieces
2 C (Ghirardelli) 60% Cocoa Bittersweet chocolate chips OR (2) 4oz of 60% Cocoa Bittersweet Chocolate baking bars
3/4 C finely chopped almonds


Bring the cream to a simmer in a small saucepan. Add butter and stir until melted. Add chocolate, stir until melted and smooth.

Remove from heat and pour the chocolate mixture into a shallow bowl. Cool, cover and refrigerate until firm - at least 2 hours. Roll mixture into 1" balls and then roll each ball into the finely chopped almonds.

Put into a cute little mini muffin tin sized holiday or foil cupcake liner.
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