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This cheerful originally appeared on ForGoodMeasure. Republished with permission.
Apparently everyone wants to take credit for this amazing creation. The French are sourced, as are the Swiss & Belgians. Whomever, we would like to say, Thank You. Named for the Latin term “tuber”, meaning lump, the confection was said to resemble the edible Tuber Melanosporum fungus, or Black Truffle, growing in southern Europe. Incredibly delicious, straight forward to craft, and naturally low-carb ? the decadent chocolate truffle is a confection to be simply savored or better yet, gifted.
Low-Carb Chocolate Truffles
- 9 ounces 85% dark chocolate finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon butter room temperature
- 2/3 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
Line an 8? baking pan & small rimmed baking sheet with parchment.
Place finely chopped chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl.
In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat heavy cream to a simmer.
Pour heated cream over chocolate and butter, letting rest until chocolate begins to melt.
Add vanilla, stirring gently until smooth.
Pour into prepared 8? pan.
Refrigerate for 2 hours.
Remove from refrigerator, scooping ganache mixture into tablespoon-sized balls.
Dusting hands in cocoa powder, roll balls until round, placing on baking sheet.
Dust with remaining cocoa powder.
Chill for 1 hour, serve, or store refrigerated in an airtight container.
Please note that the nutritional information may vary depending
on the specific brands of products used. We encourage everyone to check specific
product labels in calculating the exact nutritional information.