Just wrap these chocolate truffles up in a pretty box for the perfect gift for Valentine's Day or any occasion.
- 8 oz. good-quality semisweet or white chocolate, broken
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 oz. unsalted butter
- 1 - 1 1/2 Tbsp. coffee orange or raspberry liqueur, optional
- Cocoa powder, confectioners' sugar or crushed nuts, for dusting
1. Melt broken-up chocolate with cream in a double-boiler or over hot water. Remove from heat, stir in butter and, if you'd like, liqueur. Cool, then refrigerate.
2. When chocolate is set, scoop it out using a melon baller or a small spoon. Roll in cocoa powder, confectioners' sugar or crushed nuts. Keep cool until ready to serve.
Yield: About 40 truffles