You can change this easy French chocolate truffle recipe to include different flavors such as ginger, coffee, or orange. This easy chocolate candy is very popular in France, especially around the holidays.
At their simplest, truffles are made from a chocolate ganache recipe, which is a mixture of chocolate and cream. Adding a bit of butter makes the truffles firmer when cold.
A lovely bit of full blown chocolate in your mouth is very often all that is needed to close a meal. By indulging in one or two delicious bites and fully savoring them, you needn't bother with all of the extra calories and fuss a more elaborate dessert might bring with it. And if you are hungering for a bit of variety in your chocolate experience, it is easy to vary the secondary flavors of truffles by adding a little something.
Preparation time: 30 min
Makes about 20 truffles
At Christmas time in France, the grocery store devotes at least an entire aisle to various confections. These treats make popular gifts. You can always find among them a section offering dozens of brands of candy truffles. Truffles beat other chocolates out everytime for pure chocolate pleasure.
Gift Idea: Whip up a batch of truffles, using the easy chocolate truffle recipe given here, and adding a variety of flavors and coverings. Arrange them on a beautiful serving plate, like this Lenox Holiday Candy Dish. This makes a gorgeous present to offer a friend at Christmas time or anytime of the year.
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