To Coat: Cocoa Powder, Desiccated Coconut, Sprinkles, Chopped Nuts
*Any other kind of chocolate works too, if using milk or white chocolate, omit the honey.
Tools: Medium saucepan, whisk, silicon spatula, heat-safe bowl, small shallow pan or bowl
Have chocolate and honey ready in a heat-safe bowl.
In a medium saucepan heat cream just until it starts simmering, then pour over chocolate and honey (and any kind of extract if you like). If you are going to flavor your truffles, add the flavoring to the cream, right after you heat it up, allow for it to infuse off the heat covered for an hour, then strain the cream (if you are using something that absorbs liquid like a tea bag, add additional cream to achieve 1/2 cup again), heat it up again and pour over chocolate.
Allow to sit for 1 minute, then gently whisk until smooth. Pour this into a shallow pan, greased and lined with parchment paper or wax paper (this way you can lift the whole thing out once it has set and cut into cubes).
Chill for 2 hours or until firm to the touch. Lift parchment out of pan, and cut the block into squares, about an inch in size. If you want them to be round, roll each square into your hands to make a ball.
When they are portioned out, roll into whatever you like to coat them (just don’t use powdered sugar, because it melts).
Once they are ready, they can be placed into bon bon liners (they look like mini cupcake paper). Keep in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks, they can also last at a cool room temperature for up to 3 days.
If you are using any kind of tea to flavor your truffles use about 3-4tbsp or 4-5 teabags.
If you are using any kind of fresh herbs use 2-3 tbsp, use less if it’a really strong herb like rosemary.
If using extract use 1/4-1/2 tsp.
You can use 1-2 tbsp of any kind of alcohol like whiskey, brandy, cognac, or sweet liquor.
Serving Size1 truffle (about 11g)
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat4 g
Saturated Fat2 g
Total Carbohydrates5 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Recipe by Andrea Maronyan at http://andreamaronyan.com/2018/02/08/dark-chocolate-truffles-earl-grey-cinnamon/