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Chocolate Ganache Truffles

This recipe offers an introduction to making ganache, a combination of cream and chocolate used for candy fillings, cake frostings, and pastry glazes.



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5 oz. dark or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
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3 oz. milk chocolate, chopped
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7 Tbs. heavy cream
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1 Tbs. light corn syrup
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2 tsp. instant coffee granules
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2 Tbs. whiskey or liqueur, such as Grand Marnier or Kahlua, optional


1. Combine dark chocolate and milk chocolate in large heat-proof bowl.

2. Combine cream and corn syrup in medium saucepan, and bring to a rolling boil over medium heat. Remove from heat, and stir in coffee granules until dissolved. Pour hot cream mixture over chocolate, and stir gently until all chocolate pieces have melted. Let stand 20 to 30 minutes.

3. Add whiskey, if using, and stir 1 to 2 minutes with spatula or wooden spoon until chocolate mixture begins to thicken. Cover, and refrigerate 4 hours, or overnight.

4. Fill small plate with confectioners’ sugar, fill small bowl with cocoa powder, and line baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.

5. Dip hands in confectioners’ sugar. 
Roll small lump of chocolate mixture into 1-inch ball, then roll in cocoa powder. Place truffle on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chocolate mixture, dusting hands with confectioners’ sugar to keep truffles from sticking. Refrigerate truffles until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information: 

<1 g
Total Fat: 
5 g
Saturated Fat: 
3 g
7 g
7 mg
9 mg
<1 g
5 g
Makes 25 truffles

Comments on this Recipe

Corn syrup is genetically modified! Use organic maple syrup and a smaller amount!!! Cathy

light corn syrup?!?! really? smarten up people! Cathy is correct.

Would it be possible to make these with a non-dairy milk or is the cream really key to the texture?

I just have to weigh in that NOT all corny syrup is genetically modified! The maple syrup works but the taste is a little different, if you like maple then you probably won't even notice.