Our friends at Missouri Wines highlight this recipe for nearly fool-proof chocolate truffles on their website, and the rich flavors are too good not to share! Try out this simple recipe on your own, or with loved ones. And when they're chilled and ready, try them with a glass of wine from Missouri's State Grape, Norton, or at the end of a family meal.
12oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/3 C heavy whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla extract (alternatives include hazelnut extract or maple extract)
crushed nuts, cocoa powder or other coatings
In a double-boiler, or a large bowl over a simmering pot of water, combine chocolate and cream. Cook, stirring until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and whisk in flavoring. Pour into a small bowl and refrigerate until set, but not hard, about 2 hours. Form evenly into balls and roll in toppings, if desired. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
View the original post courtesy of Missouri Wines online at http://missouriwine.org/recipes/basic-truffles/.