Sailboat Galley – Best Chocolate Truffles

The anatomy of a chocolate truffle is quite simple a chocolate ganache inside with a tempered chocolate coating. The chocolate ganache is a decadent filling of bittersweet chocolate and heavy cream solidified into a ball-like shape.

Chocolate truffles boast an impressive nutrient profile and are high in many important vitamins and minerals. In fact, they’re high in carbs, protein, and fiber and contain both saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, as well as micronutrients, such as vitamin C, phosphorus, sodium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, and iron.

Chocolate truffles being high in fiber means that they are great for digestion. This is a great way to keep your gut healthy, and high-soluble fiber food items like truffles have been linked to lowering cholesterol levels.

Truffles are true chocolate decadence and very very tasty.

OceanWaveSail Galley - Best Chocolate Truffles

Prep Time

20 mins

Chill

2 hrs

Total Time

2hrs 20 mins

Servings

4 sailors

Ingredients:

Optional, to roll truffles in:

How to prepare it:

  • Melt chocolate chips over very low heat.  Add the vanilla and sweetened condensed milk and stir until everything is totally blended.
  • Chill about 2 hours or until the chocolate mixture can be handled.
  • Shape into 1-inch balls—a melon baller is ideal for this, or you can use a teaspoon.  The more you use your hands, the more the chocolate will melt and become a sticky mess.
  • If desired, roll the balls in coconut, sprinkles, cocoa or nuts.  If the weather is over 70 degrees, keep truffles in the refrigerator in a plastic food storage box with a lid until just ready to serve.

You really need a refrigerator or be in a cold climate to make these—they’re just too soft to serve if you store them in a location that’s warm.   If you can’t get chocolate chips, you can also make these by melting milk chocolate bars, such as Hershey’s bars.

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