Chocolate Truffles...Surprise!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

After all the hype about being at Hershey Park the past couple of days I've come back to my constant adolescent craving of all things chocolate. I had a bag of chocolate chips in the cabinets so I decided to give truffles a go. This is a recipe I took from the sisters of Georgetown Cupcake, home of TLC's DC Cupcakes! Seriously, if you can't tell from my earlier post about this place, I'm dying to go back! But this book is a good catch -- cupcake and sweets recipes, along with lots of good stories and tradition to go along with it.

Here's the recipe:
  • 36 ounces good quality chocolate chips (basically 2 bags)
  • 8 T. unsalted butter, room tempurature
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 T. corn syrup
  • 2+ cups of hazlenuts, shredded coconut, sprinkles..
The last is the you can tell below, I used shredded coconut...mmm!

1. Melt 24 ounces of chocolate chips with butter in glass bowl over double boiler and stir constantly until smooth

2. In a seperate small pot, combine heavy cream and corn syrup over medium heat for 5 or so minutes. Add the the bowl with melted chocolate and butter, and mix thoroughly. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour, or until it has the consistency of peanut butter.

3. Scoop small chunks of the chilled chocolate of a baking sheet, and chill in the fridge for another 15-20 minutes, or until the chunks harden.

4. Melt the remaining 12 ounces of chocolate over double boiler, and cool slightly.

5. Remove chilled chocolate chunks from fridge and shape into round balls, or any shape desired.

6. Using a toothpick, dip the truffle into cooled melted chocolate, then roll it or sprinkle atop desired topping to coat. Let it set for around 20 minutes before serving.

Here's my delicious!!! Just what I've been craving :) Now I just need to get back into the groove of watching DC Cupcakes..I'm pretty sure I've missed the past entire season.

Hope you enjoy!

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