Bittersweet Chocolate Coated Truffles

Basic Truffle Recipe: 4 oz Ghirardelli Bittersweet -- Chocolate 2 tbsp Butter -- cut up 2 tbsp Heavy whipping cream 1 1/2 tbsp Liqueur (to 2 Tbsp) Chocolate Coating for -- Truffles: 4 oz Ghirardelli Bittersweet -- Chocolate 2 tsp Peanut, almond -- or walnut

DIRECTIONS: For Truffles: In double boiler, melt broken chocolate, stirring constantly. (Or microwave 2 1/2 to 3 minutes on medium.) Remove chocolate from heat; blend in butter. Stir in cream, then liqueur. Combine with chopped nuts or candied fruit if desired. Chill 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently until thick enough to hold a shape. Drop by heaping teaspoon or #70 scoop onto foil lined baking pan. Shape round, if desires. Cover and freeze 20-30 minutes to set truffles firm for dipping with chocolate. For a variety of truffles, repeat the recipes using liqueurs such as Grand Marnier, Amaretto, Kahlua, Creme de Menthe.

For Coating: Melt chocolate as directed in basic truffle recipe.

Remove from heat and stir in oil. Cool chocolate to 85-90-F for dipping. Dip cold, firm truffle into melted chocolate, holding with a fork and spooning with several coats of chocolate. Place each onto foil lined baking pan. Decorate top with nuts, candied fruit, etc.

Chill at least 2 hours to set chocolate. Roll in Ghirardelli Ground Chocolate, if desired. Place into tight container and store in cool, dry place to age for several days. Coats 12 truffles.


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