Chocolate Truffles


Truffles!  I don't really know what to say about these but they are easy to make and a nice looking gift.  Keep these little things in the fridge.  Roll them either in cocoa powder, crushed nuts, chopped dried cranberries, sprinkles, coconut or anything else.  

Chocolate Truffles

1/4 cup heavy cream

2 tablespoons grand marnier

6 oz german sweet chocolate  

4 tablespoons butter, room temperature

cocoa powder (or whatever you've chosen to roll the truffles in)

In a pan, boil cream until it is reduced to about 2 tablespoons.  Add grand marnier and chocolate.  Lower the heat and melt chocolate.  Add butter, stir until melted and mixture is smooth.  Pour into a shallow bowl and chill in the fridge for 1 hour.  

Scoop out with a spoon, shape and roll in toppings.