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Organic Herbal Chocolate Truffle Recipe

Want something full of decadent chocolate and delicate herbs to spoil your sweet tooth with? Try this herbal chocolate truffle recipe.

You will need:

  • 8 ounces of dark chocolate
  • 2/3 cup heavy organic cream (or coconut milk)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon powdered cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered nutmeg
  • Cocoa powder, powdered roses petals, powdered lavender or other spice/herb combination desired for rolling

Grate, pound or chop the chocolate into small pieces. Place into a medium sized bowl with the vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Warm the cream gently until it just begins to simmer. At the same time, melt the chocolate separately over a double boiler. Pour melted chocolate in medium sized bowl. Pour warmed cream immediately into bowl with chocolate. Stir with a whisk until the chocolate is melted and has a smooth consistency.

Once you have made the truffle sauce, it needs to cool to a semi-hard consistency. Check continuously as it needs to be soft enough to form a ball, yet hard enough to roll in your hands without falling apart.

When the desired consistency is reached, scoop small sized amounts into clean hands and roll into balls then roll balls into the powdered herb or spice. You may choose to make several different powders for the batch.

Ideas to try:

  • cocoa powder
  • cinnamon
  • powdered rose petals
  • powdered lavender
  • any combination or herb or spice – use your imagination

Herbal Variations:

Many powdered herbs can be used in this recipe. Ginger, cayenne, rose are just a few ideas.

Orange zest or cocoanut can be added to the truffles themselves or used to roll the truffles in.
Infused Cream:

You may also infuse a variety of herbs into the warmed cream to impart different flavors:

  • Earl Grey – Heat the cream and add a few teabags of earl grey. Let sit for five minutes, remove tea bags, heat the cream again and then proceed as per normal. You may need to add a bit more cream to this.
  • Lavender or Lemon Thyme – add 2 teaspoons of herb to the warmed cream. Let sit five minutes, strain off the herb, reheat and then continue with recipe.



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