Spicy Vines' Chocolate Truffles

10th Feb 2016 @ 11:13 by 324326

If you love chocolate and wine, these truffles are just the right dessert for you. In these truffles, chocolate is the dominant flavor, but you can taste the lovely hint of chai from our Original Blend signature spiced wine once the truffle begins to melt in your mouth. The addition of our Original Blend adds a bit of sweetness, spice depth of flavor to the truffles.

Ingredients

  • 120mL Spicy Vines Original Blend
  • 260 g Dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), finely chopped
  • 60 ml Heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • Cocoa powder, powdered cinnamon for rolling truffles
  • Salt crystals to sprinkle on top

Directions

Place the chopped chocolate in a heat resistant bowl and set aside. In a small, heavy bottomed saucepan, combine wine and heavy cream. Bring the mixture just to a boil and remove from heat. Pour over chocolate pieces and let this sit for a few minutes, until the chocolate is melted. Add butter. Using a whisk, gently stir the until combined. You should get a thick and smooth ganache. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator until completely set, about 2 hours.

Using a melon-baller or a teaspoon, scoop out chocolate balls from the chilled ganache. Roll the balls between the palms of your hands quickly and roll the in cocoa powder and powdered cinnamon and store in refrigerator. Remove the truffles from the refrigerator and lightly sprinkle a few salt crystals over each. Let sit for 30 minutes before serving.

This is a perfect February recipe to make your valentine. Pairs perfectly with a glass of our Spicy Vines Original Blend.