Chocolate Cognac Truffles Recipe

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I love chocolate. It’s one of my favorite things. When I go to a chocolate shop it’s hard for me not to grab the truffle samples. Did you know that they are rather easy to make?

Truffles are a sexy treat, but cognac truffles are even more divine. Use your favorite cognac to makes these decedent aphrodisiacs. These are great to take to a dinner party or make a wonderful gift (even if they are just for you). Treat yo’self!

Chocolate Cognac Truffles

Ingredients;

1 cup heavy cream
18 oz. semisweet chocolate (60-65%), finely chopped (about 3 cups)
2 Tbs. unsalted butter, softened
2 Tbs. Cognac
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Cocoa powder, preferably Dutch process, for dusting

Directions:

In a small saucepan, bring the cream to a boil over medium heat.
In a large mixing bowl, pour the cream over the chocolate, stirring with a wooden spoon or silicone spatula until the mixture is smooth. Stir in the butter. Stir in the Cognac and vanilla extract. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.
Put the cocoa powder in a shallow bowl. Remove the chocolate mixture from the refrigerator and, using hands wet with cold water or two teaspoons, form it into 1-1/2-inch balls. Roll the truffles in the cocoa powder to coat. Place several at a time in a fine-mesh strainer and gently shake to remove excess cocoa powder. Let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

Makes: 40

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