Dark Chocolate Cherry Truffles
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Our Dark Chocolate Cherry Truffles are made of dark chocolate ganache rolled around a delicious DOVE® Fruit.
At my house we’re always trying to eat a little less, and eat a little better, not the easiest task when you are a food blogger! My biggest weakness is my sweet tooth. I just can’t give up dessert, and MG (my chocoholic sweetie) loves having a little treat after dinner. So, I try to keep dark chocolate in the house as a better for you” indulgence. It is rich and full of antioxidants and it only takes a small amount to satisfy us.
We love DOVE® Fruit, it is one of MG’s favorite snacks. DOVE® Fruit is pieces of real fruit dipped in DOVE® Dark Chocolate and it comes in cherries, blueberries, and cranberries. When he was chowing down on some the other day I got the brilliant idea to roll them inside of dark chocolate truffles to make them a little extra decadent. MG was totally on board with that, anything that involves extra chocolate sounds great to him.
Truffles can seem kind of intimidating to make but they are really easy to make. They are super rich but they are already rolled in their own small portions so you can just grab one and be totally satisfied…well you can…sometimes I need 2. All you need to make them is some good quality dark chocolate 60% or higher, heavy cream, DOVE® Fruit, and some unsweetened cocoa powder.
You will need to chop the chocolate up into fine pieces and put them in a bowl. Then heat the heavy cream in the microwave until it boils and then pour it over the chocolate and stir, stir, stir until all of the chocolate is melted and it is smooth. Once the chocolate is smooth put the bowl in the refrigerator and let it cool for about 30 minutes. The chocolate will firm up into a roll-able consistency.
Now the fun part. Take the chocolate out of the fridge and scoop out enough for a 1 inch ball. A DOVE® Fruit Cherries is going to be in the center so it doesn’t take much chocolate. Roll it around the DOVE® Fruit Cherries until it is a nice smooth ball. Your hands are going to get messy, resist licking them! Then finish it off by rolling the ball in unsweetened cocoa powder.
That’s all it takes! It is the perfect “better for you” indulgence when you need a treat. They also make great gifts and desserts for parties, people think you are super fancy when you tell them you made your own truffles.
Dark Chocolate Cherry Truffles
- 8 oz. Dark Chocolate, 60% cacao or higher
- 1/4 c Heavy cream
- 1 bag DOVE® Fruit Cherries, Blueberries, or Cranberries
- 1/4 c Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- Finely chop chocolate.
- Microwave heavy cream 1 minute or until it begins to boil.
- Pour hot cream onto chocolate and stir until chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
- Refrigerate chocolate for 30 minutes or until it cools completely and is a consistency that can be molded easily.
- Scoop out about 1 tablespoonful of chocolate and rolls it into a ball around a piece of DOVE® Fruit
- Roll completed ball in unsweetened cocoa powder.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.