Garnish: Cocoa powder, sprinkles, or chopped nuts, for coating
I prefer to use a double boiler for this recipe. I make my own by adding a couple of inches of water in a saucepan and setting a glass bowl over the top. Make sure the bowl isn't sitting in the water. You want the bowl to fit fairly well on the top so that it doesn't slide around.
Put the chopped dark and milk chocolate in a heat-proof bowl and cover it with the cream. Set the bowl over the saucepan and bring to a high simmer or low boil. (Some bubbles but not rolling bubbles). Stir continuously with a spatula until the chocolate is completely melted, smooth, and glossy in appearance.
Put the chocolate mixture into the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or until the mixture is hard but not solid. If you press it with your finger it will dent but not push through.
Line a small baking sheet that will fit in your refrigerator with parchment paper.
Place the garnishes on small plates or saucers.
Scoop balls of the chocolate mixture (1 to 2 teaspoon size) and roll them into the garnishes. Place them on the parchment-lined baking sheet and refrigerate to harden. Once hardened they can be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 2 weeks or frozen for 2 months.
Chop the chocolate into small pieces. That will help it melt quicker and smoother without burning.
Using a sharp knife or a serrated knife to chop the chocolate will keep it from breaking off into big pieces.
Use a cookie scoop to make uniform truffle balls.
Applying a little oil or cocoa powder to dusting your hands can make this a little less messy.
If the chocolate is too hard to scoop, let it stand at room temperature for a little bit.
If it’s too soft, it may be because your hands are warm. This is the reason that I use a small scoop and handle them as little as possible. You may want to chill them again and if that doesn’t harden them you may have to reheat the chocolate mixture and add more chocolate.
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.