Chocolate Truffles Recipe: Suburban Sweets Cookie Swap 2014

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This post is part of our series on my cookie swap tradition.  Every December, for the past ten years, I’ve invited friends to join me in a cookie exchange.  Over the years, our party has evolved into a mother-daughter event, hence the many recipe contributors listed on some of the posts!  Each post contains a favorite recipe from past exchanges.

This recipe comes from our friends, Maria and Catherine.  These bittersweet truffles are easy to prepare and oh-so-decadent!

Click here to see our recipe database with more from past Cookie Swaps. 

Chocolate Truffles by Maria and Catherine Calidonna

Chocolate Truffles by Maria and Catherine Calidonna

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. Heat the cream almost to a boil.
  2. Put the chopped chocolate in a medium bowl, pour the hot cream over it, and whisk gently until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth. (Hint: up until this point, this is just a simple ganache).
  3. Allow to cool and harden. When ganache is solid enough to manipulate, scoop into 1" balls and roll in cocoa.
  4. Yield: Makes about 24 truffles or 2/3 cup of ganache.
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Chocolate Truffles by Maria and Catherine Calidonna

Ingredients:

1/3 cup heavy cream

4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped

1/2 cup cocoa powder

Directions:

Heat the cream almost to a boil.

Put the chopped chocolate in a medium bowl, pour the hot cream over it, and whisk gently until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth. (Hint: up until this point, this is just a simple ganache).

Allow to cool and harden. When ganache is solid enough to manipulate, scoop into 1″ balls and roll in cocoa.

Yield: Makes about 24 truffles or 2/3 cup of ganache.

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About Author

Suburban Sweets columnist Josephine D’Ippolito is a baking enthusiast whose passion began more than twenty years ago, when, on a whim, she and her college friend made a single batch of cookies from scratch. One husband, three children and thousands of cookies later, Josephine enjoys the creative and culinary process of baking more than ever. Older, wiser and slightly more health conscious, she tends to justify her habit by making her desserts on the tiny side. Quite possibly her favorite day of the year is her annual cookie exchange held each December, when she gets to revel in the talent and sweetness of her dearest family and friends.

2 Comments

  1. I am a preschool teacher in Tarrytown and after reading your article in the Journal News from 2014, have decided to do a Cookie Swap fundraiser to help raise money for our small school. We have a wonderful group of parents that are on board to help us but we are new at this and was hoping for some advice and guidance to assist in making this a successful and fun event. We are holding it at one of our families homes for a warmer atmosphere as opposed to here at the school. If you have any ideas or thoughts please let me know. I called Chef Central in hopes of catching one of your cookie swaps but was told they are closing their doors. Hope to hear from you. Thanks so much. Vikki Oshins

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