Let's Dish: Truffle Suckers

December 15, 2012

Recipe for Holiday Truffles

Difficulty: Easy
Prep time: 20 minutes (plus several hours for cooling)
Cook time: 0 minutes
Serves: 20

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. chocolate, semisweet (best quality available)

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • 5 Tablespoons cognac

  • 24 sucker sticks

  • Cocoa powder and assorted sprinkles.

Preparation:

1. Cut chocolate into small pieces, or grate. Place in a bowl.

2. Bring cream to a boil. Pour over chocolate. Stir gently until the chocolate is well melted and the mixture is homogeneous. Add 2 Tablespoons cognac and stir briefly.

3. Place ganache (chocolate mixture) in refrigerator until cold and noticeably more solid.

4. Roll a small amount of cold ganache in your hands (you have to work fast) and then stick it to the end of a sucker stick. Roll the ganache then in cocoa powder or assorted sprinkles.

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