Mint Chocolate Truffles

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Mint Chocolate Truffles
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Health Score:
4,7 / 10
Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
35 min.
Preparation
ready in 4 h. 45 min.
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Ingredients

for
48
Ingredients
1 ¼ cups heavy cream (plus extra if needed)
6 sprigs fresh mint (7cm-10cm|3 to 4-inches long)
16 ozs good-quality semi-sweet chocolate
½ cup dark cocoa powder
How healthy are the main ingredients?
mint
Product recommendation
Truffles may be stored in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Yield may vary depending on truffle size.

Preparation steps

1.
In a small saucepan, set over medium-high heat, bring the cream to a boil. Add the sprigs of mint and using the back of a wooden spoon submerge them in the cream. Remove the pan from the heat source; cover and let the mint steep for 30 minutes.
2.
Meanwhile, chop chocolate into small pieces.
3.
Strain the cream through a fine mesh sieve into a 2 cup measuring cup. Add additional cream if necessary, until the cream reaches the 1 1/4 cup mark. Return the cream to the saucepan.
4.
Place the chopped chocolate in bowl of a food processor. Bring the cream to a full boil. Once it reaches the boiling point, carefully pour the cream over the chopped chocolate in the food processor. Cover and let sit for 1 to 2 minutes. Pulse until chocolate is smooth and blended.
5.
Using a rubber spatula, scrape the chocolate ganache into a glass bowl or casserole dish. Cool to room temperature then refrigerate for about 2 hours to harden.
6.
Use a melon baller to scoop the ganache into 1-inch balls. Roll quickly between the palms of your hands to form into a ball.
7.
Place the cocoa powder in a shallow bowl and gently toss the truffles 2 or 3 at a time until completely coated with cocoa. Allow truffles to harden in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.