Easy Chocolate Ginger Truffles

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Author Notes: The holiday season creates cheer, but it also creates work and harried schedules. That's why I love to make truffles for gifts. They're easy to make, can be made ahead of time, and look festive in decorative foil wrappers. Food Blogga

Serves about 2 dozen

  • 2 cups high quality bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup candied ginger, diced (wet your knife first for easier dicing)
  • unsweetened cocoa for rolling (any type is fine)
  1. Put chocolate in a heat-proof bowl.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring heavy cream just to a boil. Pour over the chocolate, and stir with a small spatula until smooth. Stir in the ginger. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 1-1 1/2 hours. Check it. The chocolate should be thick yet still pliable.
  3. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a teaspoon or a melon-baller, scoop balls of chocolate and drop them on the prepared sheet. (Don't worry about shaping them. That comes later.) Place the pan of truffles in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  4. Place cocoa in a small, deep bowl. Dust both palms with cocoa. Roll each truffle into a ball. Drop in the cocoa until coated. Shake off excess cocoa. Place in decorative paper or foil cups, if using. Store truffles in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. You may need to reshape or redust with cocoa before serving. Serve at room temperature.
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almost 5 years ago shayma

my husband is coming home this Sunday and i'd love to surprise him with these- even tho' the hols have passed and i note these are holiday choccies! chocolate and ginger is a gorgeous combination. best wishes, shayma

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almost 5 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Did I miss where the candied ginger pieces get added? Should they be added to the ganache? Thanks!

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almost 5 years ago Food Blogga

Whoops! Thanks. That would help, wouldn't it? :)