Chocolate Cayenne Truffles

Total Time
8hrs 15mins
Prep 8 hrs
Cook 15 mins

This is a recipe I found on the Internet in several different places. I love it, though I've found that some people find it too intense to enjoy. If you know someone who likes spicy food, this might not be a bad Valentine's Day treat. It starts off cool and sweet, but is spicy when it melts on your tongue. The ginger on the outside helps give a little bite at the start.


  1. Melt chocolate, butter and cayenne in a double boiler, or a bowl in the microwave. Stir well.
  2. Remove from heat. Mix in cream and 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar. Stir well. (The sugar will stick together in small lumps if you aren't vigorous about it.).
  3. Cover, and chill overnight.
  4. Create a mixture of 1/3 cup powdered sugar, the cocoa powder, ginger, and cinnamon.
  5. Scoop out the chocolate, one tablespoon at a time. Mold it into balls. (this is messy; get used to it.) Roll the balls in the powder mixture to coat them.
  6. Put them back in the fridge, until serving time.