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Easy Chocolate Truffles

My recent Cooking Class at Central Market was focused on all of the wonderful things you can do with chocolate. While I didn’t care for the Chocolate Marinara Sauce, it even sounds bad, I loved the Chocolate Chunk & Cherry Biscotti, the Chocolate Bark with Cranberries and Almonds, but my favorite was the Chocolate Truffles. So decadent!

Chocolate Truffle Ingredients

Chocolate Truffle Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Bags of Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • OR
  • Fresh mint
  • Almond extract
  • 1 cup of Red Wine (cooked down)
  • Any of these ingredients can be used in place of the cinnamon and vanilla.

 

 

Instructions

Making Truffles

Add the Chocolate to the Cream

  • Heat cream to simmer.
  • Add vanilla and cinnamon (or other flavoring).
  • Remove cream from heat.
  • Add chocolate to cream and stir.
  • Allow chocolate to set two hours in refrigerator.
  • Scoop out with a spoon and roll into balls with your hands. (This is the tricky – and messy – part!)
  • Chill overnight.
  • Roll into mixture of 3 tbsp cocoa powder with 1 tsp cinnamon.

These are perfect for a Mindful Eating Exercise. Enjoy!