Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Looking for an easy Chocolate Truffles recipe? Learn how to make Chocolate Truffles using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by allatta

Makes 35 servings



Alton Brown recipe (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/chocolate-truffles-recipe/index.html)

Recipe Ingredients for Chocolate Truffles

18 oz bittersweet chocolate (10 + 8)
3 tbsp Butter
1 tbsp Cream, Fluid, Heavy Whipping
1 tbsp Light Corn Syrup
1 Shot Brandy
1/2 cup Cocoa, Dry Powder, Unsweetened

Recipe Directions for Chocolate Truffles

  1. Place the 10 ounces of chocolate and butter in a medium size glass mixing bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Remove and stir, and repeat this process 1 more time. Set aside.

  2. Heat the heavy cream and corn syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat until simmering. Remove from the heat and pour the mixture over the melted chocolate mixture; let stand for 2 minutes. Using a rubber spatula, stir gently, starting in the middle of bowl and working in concentric circles until all chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth and creamy. Gently stir in the brandy. Pour the mixture into an 8 by 8-inch glass baking dish and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

  3. Using a melon baller, scoop chocolate onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and return to the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

  4. Place the cocoa powder, nuts, and/or toasted coconut each in its own pie pan and set aside.

  5. In the meantime, place the 8 ounces of chocolate into a medium mixing bowl which is sitting on top of a heating pad lined bowl, with the heating pad set to medium. Depending on the heating pad, you may need to adjust the heat up or down. Stirring the chocolate occasionally, test the temperature of the chocolate and continue heating until it reaches 90 to 92 degrees F; do not allow the chocolate to go above 94 degrees F. If you do, the coating will not have a nice snap to it when you bite into the chocolate. Once you have reached the optimal temperature, adjust the heat to maintain it.

  6. Remove the truffles from the refrigerator and shape into balls by rolling between the palms of your hands. Use powder-free vinyl or latex gloves, if desired.

  7. Dip an ice cream scoop into the chocolate and turn upside down to remove excess chocolate. Place truffles 1 at time into the scoop and roll around until coated. Then place the truffle into the dish with either the cocoa powder, nuts or coconut. Move the truffle around to coat; leave truffle in the coating for 10 to 15 seconds before removing. In the meantime, continue placing the chocolate-coated truffles in the cocoa or other secondary coating. After 10 to 15 seconds, remove the truffle to a parchment lined sheet pan. Repeat until all truffles are coated. Allow to set in a cool dry place for at least 1 hour; or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Truffles are best when served at room temperature.

Categories

Chocolate, Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 18.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
56
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.2g
10%
Saturated Fat
4.0g
20%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Sodium
1mg
0%
Potassium
19mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
9.4g
3%
Dietary Fiber
2.5g
10%
Sugars
6.4g
Protein
1.3g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in sugar
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