Rating: 4.42 stars
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Find yourself a nice decorative box to put these in. It doesn't hurt if it has the word 'love' on it. And then you present these as your gift for Valentine's Day. The flavor profile for these is just perfect: dark chocolate with just a hint of warmth.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
32
Yield:
32 truffles
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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place chocolate into a bowl; add chipotle pepper and salt.

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  • Heat cream in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until it comes to a boil. Pour cream over chocolate and let stand for 3 minutes.

  • Stir gently until chocolate mixture is completely smooth. Pour chocolate mixture out onto a sheet of plastic wrap on a work surface. Pick up one edge of the plastic and roll the chocolate into a rough log shape. Continue to roll, wrapping chocolate in the plastic. Refrigerate until chilled and firm, 30 minutes to 1 hour.

  • Place cocoa into a small bowl. Unwrap chocolate and cut in half crosswise; cut each half into halves lengthwise. Roughly cut candy into 1/2-inch square 'stones'. Place the chocolate pieces into the cocoa and toss gently to coat.

Nutrition Facts

48 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 4.9g; fat 3.6g; cholesterol 5.1mg; sodium 2.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/13/2015
The trick to making this work is before putting it on the plastic wrap, is letting it set up a bit in the fridge - maybe 5 or 6 minutes... I tried it twice EXACTLY like te recipe called for, and the chocolate was just too loose to roll. So, it dawned onme to try a few minutes in the fridge first, and voila! Read More
(7)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/05/2015
The taste is spot on with just the right amount of heat!!! I could not however get the chocolate to set. I tried twice. I had to pour each batch into a pan and leave in the refrigerator over night. I rolled them into truffles and even had to put the pan back into the refrigerator during the process as well as before coating with cocoa powder. Read More
(4)
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/13/2015
The trick to making this work is before putting it on the plastic wrap, is letting it set up a bit in the fridge - maybe 5 or 6 minutes... I tried it twice EXACTLY like te recipe called for, and the chocolate was just too loose to roll. So, it dawned onme to try a few minutes in the fridge first, and voila! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2014
It's so smooth and rich tasting!!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2014
I made this for my boyfriend who loves very dark chocolate. He took one bite and said "this is some serious chocolate". He loves the soft smooth dark chocolate. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 3 stars
02/05/2015
The taste is spot on with just the right amount of heat!!! I could not however get the chocolate to set. I tried twice. I had to pour each batch into a pan and leave in the refrigerator over night. I rolled them into truffles and even had to put the pan back into the refrigerator during the process as well as before coating with cocoa powder. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
02/03/2015
It is pretty good but you need to add a teaspoon of wax to make the chocolates stay together. But the rest is pretty good Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2017
Perfect and easy as described. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2015
Awesome. Thank you Chef John for the recipe and the helpful video. Made as written except I wrapped the chocolate in parchment paper. I left it in the fridge overnight and it was VERY easy to work with the next day. The next time I made 4 batches with different flavors for gifts but only had time to refrigerate them a few hours. The chocolate was too gooey to cut and had to be shaped. Very time consuming and I lost a lot of precious chocolate due to the sticky mess but the effort was still worth the delicious results. Love the recipe and will make them again - just a day ahead so they firm up. FAST EASY and DELICIOUS when done like the video. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2015
Not being a ice fan my husband would not have appreciated the pepper part. They were excellent all the same. I'll have o make them for myself and friends experimenting with pepper and other spices. Thank you!!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2019
I made this today for my husband for Valentine s Day. It was my first time making it and it turned out great! It was true that it was in a rather soft form when I tried to roll it up at first. I tried lifting the plastic wrap up on both long sides to help shape it better before rolling it up and that helped. It set up well in the fridge and in less than an hour I was able to finish making it. The cocoa powder gives it a velvety texture on the outside with the inside being rich and silky smooth the way dark chocolate should be! Read More