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Chocolate Truffles
Baker and food blogger Gesine Bullock-Prado bakes up Valentine's Day cookies with a sweet surprise inside and quick and easy chocolate truffles. TODAY, February 13th 2017.
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These truffles are great to give as a gift, but they're so tasty you just might want to keep them for yourself.


    • 16 ounces good quality dark chocolate (at least 60%), finely chopped
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
    • 1/4 cup high quality cocoa


Place the chocolate in a large bowl along with the vanilla. Set aside.

In a medium pot, bring the heavy cream, butter and salt to a simmer. Pour over the chocolate and let sit, undisturbed, for 5 minutes. Whisk until smooth, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until set, about 2 to 3 hours.

Using a melon baller, scoop rounds from the set chocolate mixture. Roll each truffle in cocoa to cover.

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