This is a basic truffle filling to which you can add your own flavourings. You may use this to fill the chocolate shells you make using moulds or roll into balls then into powdered sugar, cocoa, sprinkles or other toppings.
I made this recipe up to take to work with me for the office Christmas Party. The first batch I made I added some orange flavoring to it and it turned out well. However, I wanted Irish Cream Truffles when I made it the second time around. I didn't want to go out and purchase a $13 bottle of Irish Cream liqueur (we don't drink) so I decided to substitute those new flavored creamers for the heavy cream. You wouldn't believe it, but it worked out so wonderfully!!! These are easy to make and it's a wonderful basic recipe! - 20 Dec 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This is a great basic recipe. Anyone that complains about the taste of the chocolate is overlooking one HUGE point: If you start out with cheap chocolate you will get a truffle that tastes like cheap chocolate, or just doesn't work. A higher quality chocolate will yield a better truffle. Also, the less actual chocolate in the chips the more problems you will have getting them to the right consistancy. One more point-If you don't care for bitter sweet chocolate, don't use it. That's why there are so many varieties in the baking section. I recommend Guittard, in my mind the best you can buy before Godiva. Ghriradelli is good as well, but the Guittard has a richer, more European taste (since it is). They cost a bit more, but you won't believe what you'd get! Much cheaper than Godiva! PS- I apologize for any spelling errors. - 17 Jul 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I used 3/4 c. cream as dictated by the traditional truffle recipe. Instead of the vanilla, I used 3 Tablespoons (yes big T!) of Kahlua. Oh my gosh--so good! If you have trouble rolling, definitely leave in the refrigerator for another hour or so. It will make it much much easier. Once you coat with cocoa powder, let it sit for a few minutes. Then re-roll (the topping makes it less sticky) in order to make a good shape. - 01 Dec 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)