There’s no denying it. Chocolate truffles are amazing. But, they can also be amazingly expensive. Boutique, handcrafted truffles (the really delicious and decadent ones) can cost as much as $3 per candy. The good news is that it’s easy to make your own. You only need a handful of ingredients to produce creamy chocolate bonbons in just 3 simple steps.
Step 1: Make Ganache
Put ¾ cup of heavy cream and a pinch of salt (plus two tablespoons of dark brown sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla extract if you have them) into a small sauce pan and heat it just until it comes to a boil. As soon as the cream boils, turn the heat off, add a 12-ounce bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips, and let the pan sit for 5 minutes.
Step 2: Cool the Ganache
Pour the warm ganache into a dish.
Step 3: Roll the Truffles
When the ganache is firm, scoop out a small amount, roll it into a ball, and then roll the ball of ganache into cocoa powder, chopped nuts, shredded coconut, or sprinkles.
Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.