I’ve always been a bit intimidated when it came to making truffles. I suppose because they look so impressive, I just always assumed they would be difficult to make. Well, I couldn’t have been more wrong! I recently agreed to make chocolate truffles for an anniversary party that was “diamond” themed. I searched through my favorite cook books for a truffle recipe that was delicious & impressive, yet simple enough for a first timer ;) I have to say, after a few trial and error experiments, I think I finally struck gold! I ended up slightly modifying a great chocolate truffle recipe from (my favorite) Nordstrom’s cookbook for an amazing delicious and beautiful result, here it is: my Glitz & Glam Dark Chocolate Truffles Recipe…
16 oz. good quality dark chocolate, chopped into squares (I used 8 oz. Godiva, 8 oz. Dove)
½ cup heavy whipping cream
½ stick butter
½ tsp. vanilla extract
Melon baller tool
1 package of silver edible glitter flakes and one package of sugar crystals (you can use only one type of coating, I just liked the look of both together)
In a medium sauce pan, bring ½ cup heavy whipping to slight boil, remove from heat. Add chopped chocolate and butter. Stir until everything is melted and blended together, add ½ tsp. vanilla.
Pour mixture into a bowl, refrigerate for 24 hours (6 hours at the very least).
Remove mixture from fridge and let stand at room temperature for one hour.
Using the melon baller tool, scoop into the truffle mixture, forming a ball. You may need to quickly roll the ball of chocolate in your hands to better form each truffle (but remember, they don’t have to be perfect). I kept a cold glass of water handy to dip the melon baller into (then wipe dry) as the chocolate began to build up on it. I also had to run my hands under cold water a few times (and dry well) to keep the chocolate from melting in my hands. After this step, your truffles should look like this…
Once all of the truffles are formed, pour the edible sparkles and sugar crystals onto a dish. One by one, roll each truffle around in the sparkles and crystals. I did half of the truffles in sparkles, and half in the sugar crystals.