Saturday, December 20, 2014

DARK CHOCOLATE EGGNOG TRUFFLES

Eggnog is definitely a beverage of the season, so if you have some around, here's a great recipe! You can never have enough truffles during the holidays! Buy the best eggnog you can--or make your own! I love Dark Chocolate Eggnog Truffles!

Dark Chocolate Eggnog Truffles

Ingredients
3/4 cup eggnog
11 ounces dark chocolate 60%+ cacao, chopped
3 Tbsp sweet butter, cut into small cubes
2 Tbsp superfine sugar
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Directions
Heat eggnog over medium heat almost to boiling point, whisking constantly. Do not boil.
Immediately remove pan from heat, turn heat to low. Add chocolate and butter to eggnog. Stir until chocolate is completely melted, returning to low heat if necessary.
Pour mixture into mixing bowl and beat with electric mixer at high speed for 5 minutes. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until mixture is firm but pliable.
In small bowl, mix superfine sugar with nutmeg and cinnamon; set aside. (you can also add cocoa)
Take 1 teaspoon of chocolate mixture and roll into ball, then roll in sugar mixture.
Place truffle in foil cup or on waxed paper tray (I don't use cups but they look festive if you do). Repeat.
Store truffles in airtight container in refrigerator.

Don't have time to make Eggnog Truffles? 
 Starbucks sells Eggnog Latte Truffles. 
Godiva has them in their 12 piece Truffle Holiday Box.
Check your local chocolatier!

3 comments:

Neeners said...

Was so excited to try this recipe, since my daughter and I both love dark chocolate and eggnog.

However, we're wondering about how to keep them in shape. They don't form solid balls of chocolate even after several hours in the fridge. Freezing them only makes them like gelatin. Help!

Janet Rudolph said...

Here's the step I would skip. Don't beat the chocolate for 5 minutes with the mixer. I think that's the problem.. Put the mixture in the refrigerator for an hour or so before scooping and rolling into balls. Let me know if that works. In the meantime, I'll be working on a new recipe.. but I think that will work. You might also roll the balls in cocoa. Please let me know how they work out.

Neeners said...

Thanks Janet. We will try that the next time around.

Trying to salvage this batch, we have placed several gooey balls rolled in the sugar/cinnamon/nutmeg in the freezer for about 4 hours now. When I checked 2 hours ago, they were still sticky. Now, they are near perfect! Of course they taste amazing, so we'll just keep at it until they stay in shape.