These are the easiest dessert and look fancy AF. Truffles have been uniquely associated with fancy coffee or high class tea shops. These truffles are so easy to make, especially with a Christmas twist these will be sure to leave your guests drooling!
Importance of a Double Boiler
When melting chocolate, never and I repeat, NEVER put that stuff in the microwave. Chocolate is delicate and expensive and I can’t think of anything more annoying than going back to the grocery store to re-purchase chocolate because you burnt it in the microwave.
How do you use it?
Simple! Simmer a shallow amount of water in a saucepan and place a bowl overtop. Once the water begins to simmer, place the chocolate in the bowls to slowly melt the chocolate. Yes a double boiler might seem a little tedious but it renders the best quality melted chocolate.
These truffles are insanely rich, decadent, sweet, every synonym in the book. You don’t want to overwhelm people, I recommend using a 1 inch cookie scoop or 1 teaspoon measuring spoon and then rolling by hand for even sizes.
Truffles are an amazing gift to give as they look beautiful and are creatively similar to Christmas ornaments. Mixing both Pistachio and candy cane covered truffles allow for a mesmerizing presentation. Serve these in a decorative box or in clear wrapping paper and you’ve got yourself a fantastic hostess gift or dessert. Be sure to keep these truffles in the fridge in the meantime.
- Double Boiler
- 14 oz Dark Chocolate Bakers Brand
- 10 tbsp Heavy Cream
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Prepare and measure out all ingredients
- In a double boiler, combine chocolate, cream and vanilla. Mix until melted.
- Transfer chocolate into a separate bowl, cover with cling film and allow to set in the fridge for 2 hours.
- Meanwhile, coarsely chop pistachios and crush candy canes finely.
- Using a melon baller, cookie scoop or a teaspoon, scoop out chocolate mixture and roll into a ball.
- Roll truffles in pistachio or candy cane garnish. Place on a tray or keep in fridge till serving.