Christmas Candy – Dark Chocolate Truffles

To make up for the lack of gluten Free cookies for Christmas, I have added homemade candies to our tradition.  It is easy for find naturally Gluten Free recipes for candy and here is one that everyone loves.

DARK CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

1/3 cup of heavy whipping cream

6 tablespoons of unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

2 cups of 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate chips .

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa

*In a small saucepan bring the cream to a simmer.  Add the butter and stir until melted.  Add the chocolate chips.  Stir until completely melted and smooth.

*Remove from the heat and pour into a shallow bowl.

*Cool, cover and refrigerate the mixture until firm, at least 2 hours.

*Using a melon baller or small spoon, roll the mixture into 1-inch balls.  Roll each ball in the cocoa.

*Enjoy immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Truffles can also be rolled in chopped almonds, pecans, coconut or jimmie sprinkles instead of cocoa.  I like to make them small enough to pop the whole truffle in my mouth!

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