Mexican Chocolate Truffles

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Hello there! I’m Dorothy, from Crazy for Crust.
Wait, you say. You’re not posting a crust recipe? But…you’re Crazy for Crust!I know. Confusing.
BUT if you visit me, you’ll know that I love to bake all things…not just pie. I make brownies. And cookies. And lots and lots of magic bars. Oh, and pie too. And I serve it all up with a slice of my life!
Anyway,  I’m so happy to be here at Frugal Antics today! Kristen put out a call for recipes for Chocolate Month. Um…yeah. Sign me up! A month of solid chocolate? I’m so there. With my fat pants in tow!
Mexican Chocolate Truffles
Today I’m bringing you Mexican Chocolate Truffles. Or, rather, chocolate truffles that are Mexican inspired. Like, think cinnamon. And cayenne. Have you ever put cayenne and cinnamon in with chocolate? I never have but I’ve been dying to try and this was the perfect opportunity!
This is a basic truffle recipe: chocolate and heavy cream. Then I added some vanilla bean paste (really, you should get yourself a jar of that stuff – it’s fabuloso!) cinnamon and cayenne to the chocolate mixture. Once it cools it becomes the best playdough ever! {Kidding.}
Once you form the truffles you have more decisions to make. You can dip them in chocolate, roll them in nuts or cocoa or powdered sugar. I did a combo today: dipped in chocolate and rolled in a cocoa powder/cinnamon mixture.Really, these are the ultimate chocolate treat. Rich and sweet and strong.
Perfect for chocolate month!Thanks for having me today Kristen! I can’t wait to see what chocolate goodness comes out of your blog this month. :)

Mexican Chocolate Truffles
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Serves: 20
 
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate (I used a baking bar)
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Chocolate melts for dipping (i.e. Wilton candy melts) and/or
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Break or cut chocolate into pieces.
  2. Place heavy cream in a small saucepan and heat just until it bubbles.
  3. Pour over chocolate.
  4. Stir until all chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. (If it is cold in your house and your chocolate doesn’t want to melt all the way you can put it in the microwave in 10 second increments to aid in melting.)
  5. Chill mixture for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  6. Use a cookie scoop (1 or 2 tablespoon) to scoop balls of truffle.
  7. Roll into uniform balls and place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet.
  8. Melt chocolate melts according to package directions.
  9. Dip truffles in chocolate and top with sprinkles, if desired.
  10. Or, if you want to roll them in cocoa, mix cocoa and cinnamon in a small bowl and roll truffles.
  11. Or do a mix!

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 Aren’t those truffles amazing?!  Thank you so much, Dorothy for feeding us with such beautiful photos and a wonderful recipe.  She is an amazing cook, coming up with the most delicious and tempting treats.  She as 44 recipes for pie on her blog and that’s just the beginning of the huge list of wonderful recipes.  Go, go now!   You won’t be sorry!!

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