Lavender Truffles

4.8
(10)

These truffles are a slice of heaven. The lavender's flavor is earthy but really pops in the chocolate. The chocolate is so silky smooth and is like eating a cloud. Use up to 1/2 cup of cream for a softer lavender filling.

1
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 truffles

Ingredients

  • 12 fresh lavender flower heads

  • cup heavy cream

  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Directions

  1. Place the flower heads and cream into a small microwave safe glass bowl. Cook in the microwave on High until hot to the touch, 20 to 30 seconds. Once hot, stir the flowers with a spoon, and set aside to steep 5 minutes. Return to the microwave, and cook 10 to 20 seconds to reheat. Stir again, and set aside to steep 5 minutes more. Repeat the heating-stirring-steeping process two more times until the cream is strongly flavored with lavender.

  2. Combine the bittersweet chocolate with the semisweet chocolate in a microwave safe glass bowl. Divide the chocolate into equal portions, and set one portion aside. Cook the remaining chocolate in the microwave on High in 20 to 30 second increments until melted, stirring between each heating. Using a fine-mesh strainer, strain the cream into the melted chocolate; discard the flower heads and bits of lavender. Stir the cream and chocolate together until smooth. Chill in the refrigerator until somewhat firm, but not hard, about 1 hour.

  3. After the lavender chocolate mixture has chilled, place the remaining chocolate and butter into a microwave safe glass bowl. Cook in the microwave on High in 20 to 30 second increments until just melted, stirring between each heating; set aside.

  4. Line a baking sheet with a piece of waxed paper. Roll the lavender mixture into 1 tablespoon-sized balls, and dip into the melted chocolate mixture using a skewer or toothpick. Place onto the prepared baking sheet, and chill in the refrigerator at least 2 hours to harden.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

125 Calories
9g Fat
10g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 125
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 1g
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 44mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.