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Holiday Truffles with a Boozy Twist
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Chill Time
3 hrs
Total Time
15 mins
 

Perfect chocolate truffles melt in your mouth. Make them even better with a touch of liquor and sprinkles to make these holiday truffles with a boozy twist.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, sprinkles, truffles
Servings: 24
Author: Leslie @ playdatesparties.com
Ingredients
  • 10 oz bag of good quality dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tb butter sliced into small pieces
  • 0.5 cup + 1 tb heavy cream
  • Sprinkles for topping
  • 3 Tbsp liquor of your choice I made one batch each of Frangelico and Cointreau
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest if using a citrus liquor such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier
Instructions
  1. Place chocolate chips in the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the whisk attachment.
  2. Combine cream & butter in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently until butter melts and mixture comes to a boil. Immediately pour over chocolate and let sit for 2 minutes until the chocolate has softened.
  3. Whisk chocolate on low until it starts to melt, increasing speed as the chocolate melts further. When the chocolate is completely melted and fluffy, add zest ( if using) and liquor of your choice.
  4. Place chocolate mixture in refrigerator and chill until firm (approximately 3 hours)
  5. Using a melon ball scoop, scoop out chocolate mixture and roll into balls.  Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. Finish with topping of your choice. I used sprinkles for the holiday season. You could always dip them into chocolate for a candy shell, or cocoa powder or even scented sugar.
Recipe Notes

* The number of truffles you end up with will vary, depending on the size of each truffle

 

adapted from Brit + Co