Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate Truffles
Try this quick and easy chocolate ruffles recipe by Chuck Hughes from Chuck's Day Off.
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Preparation Time 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time 30 minutes
  • Yield 6 servings
  • For the Chocolate Truffles:
  • 1½ cup chopped good quality Dark Chocolate
  • 1 cup 35 % Cream
  • 1 Vanilla bean, seeds scraped
  • 1 cup Pecans
  • ½ cup Maple syrup
  • For the Topping:
  • 1 cup good quality melted Dark chocolate
  • 1 cup Maple flakes
  1. In a saucepan, roast the pecan on medium heat, stirring regularly for 2 minutes until they start to be fragrant
  2. Reduce the heat to minimum and add the maple syrup
  3. Continue cooking for 10 minutes until the syrup starts to crystallise on the pecans stirring regularly
  4. Let cool on parchment paper
  5. Place chocolate in medium-sized bowl and set aside
  6. In a saucepan, heat the cream with the vanilla bean over medium-low heat until simmering, about 5 minutes
  7. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate
  8. Stir until totally smooth
  9. Roughly chop the maple sugar pecans and add them to the chocolate mixture
  10. Place the bowl of chocolate mixture in an ice bath
  11. Using a spatula, stir it constantly for 5 minutes, then place in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  12. After the mixture has chilled, remove from refrigerator
  13. Wearing latex gloves and using two spoons, scoop out rounded sections of the chocolate into palms and form into balls
  14. Use spoons to roll each ball in the melted chocolate then in the maple flakes
  15. Place on a baking tray covered with parchment paper
  16. Chill until firm, about 1 hour
  17. Do ahead: Can be made 1 week ahead
  18. Store in airtight container and keep chilled
  19. Let stand at room temperature 1 hour before serving

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