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Chocolate Truffles

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Chocolate truffles dusted in cocoa power

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Yield
about 6 dozen truffles
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Chocolate Truffles

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Treat someone (or yourself) with these luscious chocolate truffles. No need to pick up fancy pre-boxed candy. These truffles are easy to make, melt-in-the-mouth delicious, and homemade!

Ingredients
1 pound dark or semisweet chocolate (or a combination), finely chopped
1-2/3 cups heavy cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1 cup (approx.) unsweetened cocoa powder
Instructions

Place chocolate in a medium-size bowl. In a small saucepan, over medium-high heat, bring cream to a simmer; pour hot cream over chocolate. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let stand 10 minutes. Uncover and whisk chocolate mixture until smooth. Whisk in vanilla and salt. Pour into a pie plate and let cool 10-15 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until completely set, about 3 hours.

Place cocoa powder into a second pie plate. Using a melon baller or 1-inch ice-cream scoop, scoop out some chocolate mixture and roll into a ball. Roll in cocoa powder to cover; then place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chocolate. Gently pinch the tops for interest. Refrigerate until set, about 15 minutes.