Chocolate Espresso Truffles

Nothing says I love you like chocolate. And with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, there’s no better time to try your hand at making truffles. With chocolate’s aphrodisiac qualities, you’ll have a win-win situation!

You don’t have to be female and you don’t have to know how to cook to make truffles. They’re so easy. Try these.

By the way, chili powder is another known aphrodisiac! Check out my Nacho Typical Chili Recipe by clicking the “recipes” button under “What’s on the Menu” to your right.

Babette’s Espresso Truffles
8 ounces best-quality chocolate (at least 60% cacao), chopped
3/4 cup heavy cream, heated to boiling
1 tablespoon instant espresso powder (it must be instant, otherwise you’ll have espresso grounds in your chocolate!)
* Chop chocolate into small chunks. Place in a heatproof bowl.
* Mix espresso powder with boiling cream.
* Pour cream over chocolate and immediately cover with plastic wrap. Let it sit out for 45 minutes or so and stir it until it’s smooth.
* Transfer to the refrigerator until it firms up. Using a cookie scoop, scoop out truffles. They’re delicious unadorned like this or you can roll them in chopped nuts, flaked coconut, cocoa powder, chocolate sprinkles, crushed coffee beans, whatever your heart desires.
Makes about 12 large truffles.
SOURCE: Barb Rolek 

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