These Chocolate Truffles are Easy to Make and Delicious to Eat!

Last month, Lord Wolfington was kind enough to share with us his cranberry orange scones.

Well, Madam Silk caught word, and decided to share her own recipe as well, for her famous chocolate truffles!

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Besides being delicious, these truffles are simple to make, and easy to share!

Read below for how to make Madam Silk’s Chocolate Truffles!

Madam Silk’s Chocolate Truffle Recipe!

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Prep time: 10 min.      Wait Time: 2 hrs.    Total Time: 2 hrs, 10 min.

What You’ll Need

·      (2) 4oz. Chocolate Bars (60% cacao or more is best)

·      1 cup Heavy Cream

·      ½ tsp. vanilla extract

·      Assorted toppings: powdered sugar, sprinkles, chopped nuts, etc. 

How to Make the Truffles

1.     Break up the chocolate into smaller pieces and place in a heat proof bowl.

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2.     Heat the heavy cream in a small saucepan until simmering. Then pour it evenly over the choclate, and let sit for about five minutes.

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3.     Stir until the chocolate is fully melted and you no longer see any whipping cream. Then add the vanilla extract, and stir until well combined.

 
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4.     Pour mixture into an 8x8 dish and place into the fridge for 1-2 hours.

 
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a.     Make sure the mixture is spread evenly, covering the entire dish.

b.     Optional: you can cover it with plastic wrap, but make sure it’s touching the surface of the chocolate so no condensation drips onto the mixture.

5.     Using a cookie scoop (or 1 tbsp), spoon out round balls from the pan and place onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.

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a.     The size of your truffles is up to you, but we’ve found that a cookie scoop produced the most classic size.

6.     Roll the balls into whichever toppings you'd like!

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7.     Enjoy!

 
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Tips From Madam Silk:

·      Once your truffle mixture has set in the fridge and you’re scooping out the balls, you may find you need to place them back into the fridge to reset a little before rolling in your chosen toppings!

This is especially true after you’ve shaped them into more rounded balls using your hands; the heat from hands can cause the chocolate to soften.

·      If you want to make the “spider web” icing for a Halloween-themed truffle, just whisk together: 1 cup powdered sugar, ½ tsp vanilla extract, and 1 Tbsp. milk. If you want it to be thicker, just keep adding powdered sugar until you get your desired consistency.

·      Store your truffles in an airtight container in the fridge until you’re ready to serve!

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