This holiday season I wanted to make something delicious, easy and something that can make a nice gift. What can be better than chocolate truffles I thought: they're delicious, easy and fun to make and look so good. So i gave it a try and they were everything I wanted them to be.
One 11.5 oz bag of bittersweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy cream
6 tblsp room temperature butter
2 tblsp water
1 tblsp rum
ground coconut flakes
41mm baking cups
Add chocolate chips to a double boiler (you can also place a glass bowl over hot water). Boil water, then lower heat. The water should be simmering when you add the chocolate. Whisk until chocolate melts. Heat cream in the microwave for 30 seconds. Add cream and butter to melting chocolate. Whisk until its all dissolved. Chocolate mixture should be glossy. If it loses its shine the chocolate's scorched.
Divide the chocolate mixture into two parts. To one part add rum. Mix well. Put both parts in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours till chocolate is hard enough to roll into balls. Place cocoa, coconut and nuts in three shallow plates each. Roll the chocolate into balls and then coast into either the walnut mixture, the coconut or the cocoa. Place each truffle in the mini baking cup. Store covered in the refrigerator.