Updated: Dec 18, 2020
I have made truffles every Christmas for as long as I can remember now. They are so fun to make and so delicious. I have included 2 recipes that are both amazing.
Chocolate orange truffles:
1 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
6 Tbsp whipping cream
1 Tbsp butter
1/4 tsp orange extract
Garnish: smoked salt
1 2/3 cups white chocolate chips
1/4 cup whipping cream
1/4 tsp peppermint extract
1 Tbsp instant coffee mixed with 1 Tbsp boiling water
Garnish: cocoa powder, sifted
It is the same procedure for both versions of these truffles.
In medium sized pot bring small amount of water to boil, this will be your double boiler to melt your chocolate. Add all ingredients to a bowl and place bowl over top of boiling water (everything besides the garnish). Ensure your pot is not too big, you don't want your bowl touching the water you want it hovering above the water. Stir chocolate with a spatula to ensure even melting. Heat until chocolate is a smooth consistency. You don't want to over heat chocolate just melted enough that there are no lumps.
Once chocolate has fully melted place bowl in fridge to just slightly harden about 10-15 minutes. Remove and stir every 5 minutes to ensure even cooling. Once chocolate is cool enough to just hold its form. Spoon even tablespoons onto silicone bake sheet *see notes for alternative equipment*. Once you have spooned out all of chocolate place tray into fridge and cool for 15 minutes.
Once portioned out chocolate has cooled. Remove chocolate from silicone bake sheet and with hands roll into balls. You may need to do half of them and re cool to ensure they will still hold the right form. For mocha truffles roll into sifted cocoa powder so they are evenly covered. And for orange truffles garnish with smoked salt.
Other nice garnishes for truffles: Icing sugar, coconut flakes, course nuts, and sprinkles.
Equipment: If you do not own a silicon bake sheet you can easily use a baking sheet lined with seran wrap or even parchment paper. It is also really handy to use an offset spatula to get chocolate off of the silicon sheet.
This is the one I have below: