Dark Chocolate Truffles

Valentine's Day is around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than to make your sweetheart dark chocolate truffles?  This recipe is easy to do in an afternoon, or as a last minute idea-not that you didn't plan anything ;o)

dark chocolate truffles

dark chocolate truffles

you can cover with coconut, chopped nuts, etc

you can cover with coconut, chopped nuts, etc

traditionally truffles are covered with cocoa powder

traditionally truffles are covered with cocoa powder

dark chocolate truffles

 

makes 30 truffles

 

16 oz dark chocolate (70 percent cocoa), chopped

1/2 cup coconut oil

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Pinch sea salt

1/4 cup cocoa powder, toasted coconut, or toasted nuts, for rolling

  1. Heat chocolate, oil, and 3 Tbsp water in a double boiler, stirring, until just melted. 
  2. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and sea salt.
  3. Transfer to an 8-inch baking dish and refrigerate until mixture is set but still pliable, about 2 hours. 
  4. Using a 1-inch scoop or spoon, scoop out chocolate mixture and transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. 
  5. Coat hands in cocoa and roll chocolate into balls. 
  6. Refrigerate on parchment-lined baking sheet 10 minutes or until outsides firm up again.
  7. Roll in the topping of your choice--more cocoa powder, toasted coconut, toasted chopped nuts, etc
  8. Enjoy!

There is also no shame in making these for yourself as a special treat regardless of the time of year!  How else do you think these got made?  Not that I need much of an excuse to make anything with chocolate!

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