How to Make Chocolate Truffles
If you've never made homemade truffles before, these are way easier than you think, and make for an impressive edible gift. I ended up doing a gingerbread spice version, which is chef-speak for pumpkin spice, but the fun part is getting to flavor these any way you like! To guarantee the perfect ganache, use a scale to make sure you match 60% of the chocolate's weight in cream.
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I used dark chocolate chips that were 63% cacao. You can easily replace the chocolate chips with chopped-up bar chocolate. Feel free to skip the chocolate coating and just roll the truffles in cocoa powder instead, or dip in melted white chocolate.
Any other flavoring(s) of your choice can be added to the chocolate in Step 1, from coffee and extracts to oils and powdered spices.