Balsamic Chocolate TrufflesRecipe Blog Post
8 oz semi-sweet chocolate at least 60% cacao, chopped
¼ cup cream
4 teaspoons O&V Aged Balsamic or O&V Blood Orange Balsamic vinegar *
¼ – ½ cup dry hot cocoa mix
Gently melt the chocolate and cream in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring each time till smooth. Stir in the balsamic vinegar. Let cool on the counter for 30 minutes.
Refrigerate for one hour. Set out on the counter at room temperature for 1 ½ – 2 hours till the mixture reaches a good rolling consistency
Using a teaspoon measure or mini cookie measure, scoop out teaspoonfuls of chocolate. Shape into balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. If you have them, using food safe gloves helps to keep the chocolate from getting too sticky from the warmth of your hands.
Refrigerate if soft to firm up a bit, and then re-roll to create smooth balls. Roll the balls in sifted hot cocoa mix and serve or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. Remove from refrigerator 20 minutes before serving.
Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 3 hours
Any high quality Aged Balsamic will taste wonderful. I love using the Silver Aged Balsamic as it has a perfect balance of sweet and tangy, but the Bronze Balsamic is delicious too, providing a rich raisin-y flavor. Many Oil & Vinegar stores also carry the Blood Orange Balsamic Condiment which works well too.
Categories: Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Balsamic Chocolate Truffle, Semi Sweet Chocolate, Aged Balsamic, Blood Orange Balsamic, Hot Cocoa, Sophisticated Truffles, Easy Dessert, Valentine’s Day, Holiday Chocolates
Mary Sue McClain
Those look delicious! What kind of cocoa mix do you use? I am pretty much sugar free, so just wondering.
Mary Sue McClain
Hi Mary Sue. I used a cocoa mix that was sweet, but you are welcome to use a sugar free cocoa mix. The truffles do need a little sweetness from a hot cocoa mix versus a plain cocoa powder which tends to be a little bitter. But feel free to try rolling a couple in a plain cocoa powder if you prefer. Enjoy!
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