Chocolate Chip Truffles


9 oz semisweet chocolate
1 c. heavy cream, room temperature
3 oz dark sweet chocolate, chopped into small chunks
1 Tablespoon Sabra Orange-chocolate liqueur


16 oz. dark sweet chocolate
1/4 cup vegetable oil


1 cup dark chocolate shavings.

Prepare ganache by chopping or grating semisweet chocolate into small pieces. Place in top half of double boiler along with cream. Put hot (not boiling) water in bottom of double boiler, taking care that water
doesn’t touch top half. Stir with a wooden spoon. When melted, beat vigorously until smooth. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.

When ganache is at room temperature, add Sabra Liqueur and dark chocolate chunks, stirring until thoroughly blended. Transfer to covered bowl and refrigerate overnight to harden.

Take a little ganache at a time and form 1″ balls, using fingertips (with as little contact as possible so the chocolate doesn’t soften). Keep unused portion refrigerated as you work. Place balls on waxed paper-lined baking sheet; continue until ganache is used up. Refrigerate baking sheet until ganache is hardened, overnight or up to two days. Allow to set in refrigerator at least two hours before loosely covering with waxed paper.


Prepare chocolate coating with 16 ounces dark sweet chocolate and 1/4 cup vegetable oil.Chop or grate chocolate into small pieces. Heat chocolate and oil together in top of double boiler over hot water,
stirring with a wooden spoon until smooth. Insert candy thermometer and begin dipping the ganache balls when temperature registers between 85-90F. If chocolate begins to cool and thicken before you’re
finished dipping, reheat over hot water.

Work with 1/2 dozen ganache balls at a time, keeping the rest refrigerated. Drop ganache into the chocolate, turning until completely covered. Lift with fork, letting excess drain off, then gently rap fork against rim of pan to remove more chocolate. Gently slide truffle off of fork (using a butter knife) onto waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining truffles.


Garnish truffle by sprinkling dark chocolate shavings over top. Repeat with remaining truffles. Refrigerate truffles overnight or until firm. Allow to set in refrigerator at least 2 hours before loosely covering with waxed paper.

Makes approximately 40 truffles.

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