- Dark Chocolate 250g , roughly chopped
- Heavy Cream 2/3 cup
- cherry liquor 3 tablespoons
- dried cherries ½ cup, finely chopped
- Cocoa powder ½ cup unsweetened
- Dark Chocolate 200g, for coating
- Unsalted butter 2 tablespoons, for coating
These black forest chocolate truffles are the best treat you can give to anyone! They are so much better than the store-bought kinds and extremely simple to prepare. You just need a few ingredients, follow some simple steps, and in no time you will be relishing these decadent goodies.
You can add any liquor or alcohol of your preference, or can even skip adding it and instead use a few drops of vanilla extract. The only problem is that these truffles (like all other) take too long to chill and set. So, stay patient to enjoy a delicious treat in the end!
Add the chopped dark chocolate in an oven-safe bowl until it reaches room temperature. Warm heavy cream in a pan until the bubbles start to appear. Do not let it boil. Pour warm cream over chocolates and let it sit covered for 2 minutes.
Gently stir the cream into melted chocolate until a smooth mixture is formed. Stir in the liquor and chopped dried cherries. Mix well and let it cool down to room temperature. Cover the chocolate mixture and let it chill in the refrigerator until well set. Scoop a little portion (walnut sized) of the chocolate mixture and then try to roll it into a ball while dusting the hands with dry cocoa powder. Gently roll it into the cocoa powder and keep aside.
Repeat with the remaining mixture and then refrigerate the balls covered until well set and firm. Melt 200g dark chocolate in a microwave safe bowl for 2 to 3 minutes in the microwave oven or until it is almost molten. Add butter to the bowl and then microwave this mixture covered again for 15 to 20 seconds.
Stir the mixture well until smooth. Now, one by one dip and coat the truffle balls in this chocolate mixture and then place it in another clean bowl. Repeat with all the chocolate balls and then refrigerate it again covered until the truffles are well set. Coat the truffles in the coating of your choice and serve!
Do not boil the heavy cream. You must completely chill and cool the chocolate at every stage or wherever mentioned. Handle the chocolate balls very gently while rolling in the chocolate coating.
Nutritional information (per serving): 324 Calories, 22.2g Total fat (14.4g Saturated fat, 0.6g Polyunsaturated fat, 4.9g Monounsaturated fat), 34.5mg Cholesterol, 25.6mg Sodium, 339.5mg Potassium, 35.4g Total carbohydrates (5g Dietary fiber, 25.6g Sugars), 3.6g Protein