Chocolate Truffles

I never realized making chocolate truffles was so easy until i searched for the recipe online. I tried my hands on making this yummy sweets when hubby and me were in New Jersey. The idea hit me when we shopped for a bag full of chocolates from a store in New York (apparently we had a groupon which was about to expire :P) and when we were back home, i just couldn't get over the complimentary truffle i had at the store. 

And trust me guys you can never go wrong with this. Unbelievably easy to make, this no bake dessert can me made on any special occasion. And the best part of all, you can make it before hand. Try this and you will never run to the stores again to buy the expensive stuff.

All you need is just 4 ingredients and a little bit of patience.

This recipe makes approximately 10-12 truffles.

Semi sweet chocolate or dark chocolate - 113gms (make sure its a good quality chocolate, chocolate bar or chocolate chips, whatever you can get your hands on). You can also use regular chocolate instead semi-sweet if required, but i find semi-sweet to be more delicious.

1/4 cup of heavy cream

1 tbsp butter

Cocoa powder for coating.

Break or cut the chocolate bar into small pieces into a bowl and set aside. In a medium saucepan heat heavy cream and butter until you see small bubbles appearing at the sides of the saucepan. Pour this hot cream and butter mixture into the chocolate and stir this mixture until the chocolate is completely melted. Cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight. After keeping this mixture overnight, you will notice that it is hard. With the help of a spoon, scrape and remove a little amount of the chocolate and roll it in between your palms to make small chocolate balls (it will be a little sticky and messy because of the body heat). Roll the chocolate balls in cocoa powder and generously coat them. Chill the truffles in the refrigerator for few hours before serving.

The truffles can also be coated with powdered sugar, desiccated coconut, nuts or even with colorful sprinkles.

Give it try and let me know how they were :)

Happy Cooking.

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