Ancho Chile and Cinnamon Truffles

Recipe by AlainaF
READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
SERVES: 8-10




  • Combine ground ancho chili, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, heavy cream, and salt. Bring to a boil cover and steep for 2 hours.
  • Chop Valrhona dark bitter chocolate into one-inch pieces.
  • Bring spice-and-cream mixture back to a boil and add the chopped chocolate pieces. Mix until combined and smooth. If lumps remain, stir over a double boiler until smooth.
  • Pour mixture into a parchment-lined two-inch half pan. Refrigerate until set.
  • With a small spoon, scoop out 50 equally sized ganache balls. Roll and smooth the balls with your hands.
  • Mix cocoa powder and ancho chili powder in a small bowl. Roll ganache balls in cocoa and chili mixture.