Good things come in small packages, right? Well in the case of these balsamic chocolate truffles I have to say that DELICIOUS things come in small packages.
It’s the holiday season and I’m sure that you’re hustling and bustling about but do yourself a little favor and make some of these chocolatey orbs of heaven.
They’re just perfect for that drop-in guest or last minute hostess gift.
You can roll them in any topping you desire. I rolled mine in cocoa and chocolate sprinkles just keep the chocolate theme going strong.
Wishing you and yours a most wonderful Christmas that’s full of everything Merry and bright!
- 8 1/2 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 cocoa powder (for rolling)
- 1/2 chocolate sprinkles (for rolling)
- Chop the dark chocolate and melt with the cream in a glass or metal bowl placed over a pan of simmering water (not boiling). Make sure water doesn't touch the bottom of the bowl.
- Stir chocolate until it's smooth and shiny. Pour melted chocolate into another bowl to cool a bit, then stir in balsamic vinegar. Cover with plastic wrap and place the bowl in the fridge for about an hour (or a couple of hours). Remove from fridge, and let the chocolate sit for 2 hours until it becomes soft enough to roll.
- You can use a teaspoon to help you form the balls. Just gently run the spoon over surface of chocolate then roll in your hands until a small ball forms, about the size of a gum ball. (You can make them as large or small as you like). Place the truffles on a lined cookie sheet covered in parchment.
- Roll the truffles in any topping you choose. Keep them stored in an air tight container. Place into small decorative paper cups when serving or gift giving for a special touch.
- Recipe by Giada De Laurentiis