The rich flavour of chocolate comes to justice in these dark chocolate truffles through the smooth combination of honey and cream. I love making these truffles, especially when I am having friends over and we are looking for a fun thing to do together. (They are also a lot of fun to make with kids but that recommendation comes with a MAJOR mess-alert.)
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- 125 g Cream - [See good to know section]
- 100 g Honey
- 400 g Dark Chocolate Chips - [See good to know section]
- 50 g Unsalted Butter
- 20 g Cacao Powder
Other things you need
- Food Scale
- Pan - Ideally a non-sticking pan.
- Parchment Paper
- Baking Tin - Size: 20x20x5 cm / 8x8x2 inch
- Weigh your ingredients.
- Put the cream and honey into your pan over medium heat.
- Keep stirring till the mixture starts to simmer, then turn off the heat.
- Put the chocolate in a bowl, together with the butter.
- Take your baking tin and line it with parchment paper. How? Check out the video tutorial on the video page!
- Pour the cream mixture over the butter and chocolate. Mix at high speed for about 1 Minute. The mixture will be thick and creamy.
- Pour the chocolate mixture into your covered baking tin and let it set for about 5 hours in your refrigerator. (Ideally overnight.)
- Take the baking tin from your refrigerator and lift up the parchment paper so you can remove the chocolate slab.
- Cut the chocolate slab into 50 squares of equal size.
- Shape the squares into balls. It does not have to be a perfect sphere.
- Put some cacao powder in a bowl and roll your chocolate truffles around in it till the entire surface is covered.
- Repeat this step for all your chocolate truffles.
- Enjoy your Dark Chocolate Truffles!
Good to know
- Storing: Make sure to store your chocolate truffles in an airtight container in your refrigerator if you are not eating them right away.
- Shelf Life: The chocolate truffles will stay good for at least a week if stored correctly.
- Chocolate: This goes for all ingredients but for chocolate, it is especially important to remember; the better the chocolate you use, the better your creations will taste.
- Lactose-Free: Use lactose-free cream.
- Organic: To make this recipe organic, only use organic ingredients.
- Optional: You can also make bigger truffles by cutting the chocolate slab into 25 pieces. Keep in mind that nutritional information changes, depending on the portion size of your Chocolate Truffles.
Nutritional Information per Portion
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Both when buying food or when making your own, it is important to inform yourself about the nutritional value. Have a look at the nutrition label, learn about your serving size and what nutrients this product will bring to the table.
If you want to compare different products and their values, it is easier to look at a label where the values are given per 100 grams. This way you get a better understanding of the categories certain products belong to when it comes to nutritional values. Is this a product with a high sugar content? Does it contain a lot of fibre? How does this product measure up if I am looking to stick to a low-sodium diet?
Keep in mind that if you are looking to eat healthily, you should not just avoid eating fat and/or sugar. We need both in our daily diet. Make sure however to be aware of where you get your lipids and sugars from. As a rule of thumb, you could say; variation is very important in your diet and in general, the closer your food is to come straight from the source, the better.
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*All given nutritional information is an indication. Due to differences in how ingredients are produced, where they are purchased and how the recipe is prepared, nutritional values may vary.