- I love chocolate. Period.
- I watched Chocolat once about 10 years ago and became OBSESSED with the idea of chili chocolate… So much that when I was pregnant with our second son I craved it and unfortunately it was not popular then and I couldn’t find it anywhere (this was in my pre-make-it-myself days).
- Ganache. I finally learned what this creamy goodness was called a few years ago (after eating a box of truffles one Christmas with my Mother in Law, pretty sure I ate more than her, lol).
So with these few details swirling in my head it was just a matter of time that they all surfaced at once in the form of a new obsession… to create a truffle that was sweet with a mild spicy kick.
- Lindt Chili Bar (3.5 oz package) *Optional flavor, if chili is not your thing, sub in one of the other chocolate flavors mentioned, or any other that fancies you)
- Lindt 90% Cocoa Bar (3.5 oz package)
- Lindt Sweet Dark Bar (3.5 oz package)
- One bag (10 oz.) Semi-Sweet Dark Chocolate Chips
- 16oz. Heavy Whipping Cream (the little guy carton)
- 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
- 1/2 cup Confectioner’s (powdered) sugar
Chop Chocolate bars and Chocolate chips so that it can easily melt. I recommend using a food processor if possible, if not pieces like the size shown below are easy to cut with a knife. Place all chocolate in a heat proof bowl.
From here take the 1/2 cup of cocoa and powdered sugar and mix thoroughly together in a bowl. Take each spoon full of ganache and place it in the powdered mixture one at a time, first coating them pressing ganache into a circle. Once formed, coat again with powdered mixture. Place on a new piece of parchment paper on your cookie sheet. Once all truffles are rolled. Place your treats into your refrigerator and allow them to harden. I recommend allowing the truffles to set overnight or at least until they are firm. The original recipe states to serve at room temperature, but I would serve them fresh out of the refrigerator. I kind of like them a little more firm.
I hope that this recipe finds you well and hungry… Let me know if you try it out, it is messy, tempting and addictive… but a worth while recipe to spend some time and have fun with. I am using this as my gift giving recipe for the year. I think that these will bring a lot of smiles this Christmas 🙂 If you have ANY questions… feel free to email me and I would be happy to help 🙂
Thanks for stopping by,
~Liz Hicks ♥