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Aztec Chocolate Truffles
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5 from 2 votes

Aztec Chocolate Truffles

Aztec Chocolate Truffles are so easy to make & taste sensational. Gently spiced. Hints of citrus, honey & rum. They are little bites of chocolate heaven.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Chocolate, Sweets & Candy
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: aztec chocolate, aztec truffles, honey truffle, rum triffle, spiced truffle
Servings: 25 pieces
Author: Jane Saunders

Ingredients

  • 110 g Dark chocolate (I used 72%)
  • 40 g Milk chocolate
  • 150 ml Whipping cream (36% fat)
  • 4 tsp Honey
  • 1/2 Vanilla pod
  • 1 Small cinnamon stick (about 7.5cm/ 3 inches long)
  • 2 Strips fresh orange peel
  • 2 Allspice berries - lightly crushed
  • 1 tbsp Dark rum
  • Cocoa powder - for rolling

Instructions

  • Put the cream into a small saucepan with the honey, vanilla, cinnamon, peel and allspice. Heat until scalding (but not boiling). Take off the heat and let infuse for 20 minutes
  • Meanwhile chop the chocolate finely and put into a small mixing bowl
  • Strain the cream and reheat until scalding again
  • Pour the cream over the chocolate, give it a quick stir and then let it sit for 2 minutes for the chocolate to melt
  • Keep stirring the ganache until there are no lumps of chocolate left. Beat in the rum and chill in the fridge for 2-3 hours until set
  • Remove the ganache from the fridge 30 minutes before you are ready to roll
  • Sieve a tablespoon of cocoa powder into a flat bowl or saucer
  • Take teaspoonfuls of the ganache and roll into balls. Gently roll the truffles in the cocoa powder until fully coated
  • Store in the fridge for up to 5 days. Bring the truffles out an hour before serving to bring them back to room temperature

Notes

I use a mix of milk and dark chocolate but you can use all dark if you prefer.