Dark Chocolate Ganache Truffles

These rich chocolate truffles from chocolatier Andrea Pedraza, owner of CocoAndre, are actually a quick and easy Valentine's Day dessert.

Dark Chocolate Ganache Truffles
Yield: Makes 40 Truffles


  • 8 ounces dark chocolate (60 percent or higher), finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • Cocoa powder, to taste

Make It

1. Place chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl.

2. Pour cream into a saucepan; add salt. Over medium-high heat, bring cream just to a boil, then remove from stove.

3. Add butter to cream and mix until combined, returning to heat if necessary; immediately pour over the chocolate. Using a wooden spoon, mix until smooth and creamy. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.

4. Form ganache into balls. Pour cocoa powder into a bowl and roll each truffle in powder, shaking off excess as you remove. Enjoy immediately or store in fridge for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 65, Fat, total (g): 6, sat. fat (g): 4, carb. (g): 3, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 1, sodium (mg): 10, calcium (mg): 7, iron (mg): 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.