Fair Trade Truffles
- 8 oz Equal Exchange Organic Very Dark Chocolate (71% Cacao) or other dark chocolate
- 8 oz heavy cream
Some suggested toppings:
- Equal Exchange Organic Baking Cocoa
- Chopped nuts
- Flaked coconut
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. While it is melting, heat the cream in a separate pot. Pour the cream into a bowl and slowly whisk in the chocolate. Refrigerate until firm.
Remove from fridge. Using a small scoop, like a melon baller or small ice cream scoop, scoop small amounts of the ganache onto wax or parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Chill for 5 – 10 minutes. (Refrigerating a second time will make it easier to handle.) Once chilled, roll each of the scoops between your hands to form small balls. Roll the balls in toppings of your choice.
Party tip: set up a "make your own truffles" bar! Make the truffles in advance, then provide guests with a selection of toppings and allow them to create their own chocolate confections. This is perfect for cocktail parties or served as dessert following a sit-down dinner.