Dark Chocolate Truffles

dark chocolate truffles
Dana Angelo White
Total Time 90 min
Prep 90 min, Cook 0 min
Yield 30

Nibble on some gluten-free home-crafted chocolate delicacies. These dark chocolate truffles are a truly decadent and portioned controlled treat for those with celiac disease, plus they're filled with the benefits of dark chocolate. They are fun and easy to make—get the kids in the kitchen (clean hands please) to help roll these bite-sizes pieces of chocolate heaven. You'll make a lot, enough to enjoy throughout the week, or even longer!

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces good quality dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • Coatings: cocoa powder, chopped nuts, shredded coconut

Preparation

  1. Place chocolate in a heat-proof bowl. Set aside.
  2. Heat cream in a small saucepan until it just begins to simmer.
  3. Pour hot cream over chocolate and allow to sit for two to three minutes; whisk well until all chocolate is melted.
  4. Transfer the chocolate mixture to the refrigerator to chill for about one hour.
  5. Using a teaspoon or mini ice cream scoop, take spoonfuls of the chocolate mixture out and then gently roll into a ball with clean hands.
  1. Roll or dip truffles in desired coatings.
  2. Place chocolates on a baking sheet or plate lined with parchment paper. Return to the refrigerator to harden for an additional 15 to 20 minutes. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to one week.

Ingredient Variations and Substitutions

You can make these chocolates with any type of chocolate. Rolling in unsweetened cocoa powder is the lowest calorie option, but other healthy options include chopped almonds, pistachios, grated orange zest, coarse sea salt, and toasted coconut flakes. For a festive twist during the holidays, dip in pieces of finely crushed gluten-free candy canes.

Cooking and Serving Tips

These candies are best served slightly chilled or at room temperature. If they are too cold you can’t properly taste the chocolate, but if they are too warm they will make a sticky mess.

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