Spicy Chocolate Balls

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Spicy Chocolate Balls
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Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
40 min.
Preparation
ready in 2 h. 40 min.
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Ingredients

for
30
Ingredients
1 red chili pepper (rinsed, cleaned, slit lengthways, deseeded and very finely chopped)
7 ounces semi-sweet chocolate (70% cocoa, roughly chopped)
cup Crème fraiche
3 tablespoons Cognac
1 tablespoon butter
4 tablespoons cocoa powder

Preparation steps

1.
Heat the creme fraiche, add the chocolate and stir until dissolved.
2.
Stir in the chili, cognac and butter and chill until the mixture is firm but not solidified (around 2 hours).
3.
Scoop out teaspoonfuls of the truffle mixture and use your hands to quickly roll into balls.
4.
Roll the truffles in cocoa powder and then roll across a wire rack to pattern the surface.
5.
Serve in paper cases if desired.