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    Brelise's Hand-Rolled Chocolate Truffles

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    2 hrs 30 mins

    30 mins

    2 hrs

    Brelise's Note:

    I worked at a pastry shop for a few years and became addicted to their hand rolled truffles. I prefer dark chocolate, although they could be done with milk or white. This is a very versatile recipe. I love the basic chocolate, but adding your favorite liquor or flavoring makes for a great batch of truffles too. These truffles have a soft rich center, and a slight chocolate crisp shell, covered in cocoa powder. Simply perfection. You can’t buy anything like these in the store.

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    Serves: 40



    Units: US | Metric

    • 1/2 cup heavy cream
    • 12 ounces dark chocolate chips (60%-75% cocoa)
    • 1/4 cup butter
    • 2 chocolate candy bars (70%-85% cocoa)
    • cocoa powder (sifted)
    • 2 tablespoons liquor (optional)
    • 1 pinch salt


    1. 1
      Begin with a saucepan. Over medium heat, bring cream just to a boil. Remove from heat.
    2. 2
      Add the 12oz of chocolate to the hot cream. Stir until smooth.
    3. 3
      Let sit for a few minutes, add butter 1/2 Tablespoon at a time. Stir until smooth. Stir in optional liquor or flavoring with the pinch of salt.
    4. 4
      Transfer to bowl for refrigerating. Refrigerate until firm. Usually about 3-5 hours.
    5. 5
      Form into 3/4inch balls and put back in refrigerator.
    6. 6
      Sift cocoa powder into medium size bowl.
    7. 7
      Break chocolate bars into small shards. In metal bowl, over low heat, heat chocolate stirring and scraping sides with a rubber spatula the entire time. Once smooth, remove from heat. Let sit for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    8. 8
      Bring out truffles and one by one roll them in the melted chocolate and drop them into the cocoa powder. After you've done 5 or so roll them around the powder until covered and set them aside. You may need to reheat the chocolate mid way through, just follow the same steps.
    9. 9
      After all are covered in cocoa powder, take a med-large sifter and roll them around to remove excess cocoa.
    10. 10
    11. 11
      These will keep for 2 weeks. They cannot be frozen because of their chocolate shells.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 17, 2010


      These are amazing! I made them during a snow day and fed them to friends, family, and coworkers. Everyone wanted the recipe. These really are the best of the best. The extra coat of chocolate is a bit of a pain, but it really does give make them a step above the rest. I used 2 tablespoons of Chambord. But next time I will test Grand Marnier. Great Recipe! I'm so glad I tried this one!

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    Nutritional Facts for Brelise's Hand-Rolled Chocolate Truffles

    Serving Size: 1 (15 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 40

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 72.9
    Calories from Fat 49
    Total Fat 5.4 g
    Saturated Fat 3.2 g
    Cholesterol 7.6 mg
    Sodium 15.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 6.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    Sugars 5.7 g
    Protein 0.6 g

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