Sunday, December 13

An Easy Chocolate Ginger Truffles Recipe You'll Love

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Chances are good that over the next couple of weeks, you'll be attending a few holiday parties. You'll be needing hostess gifts. Flowers, wine, and fudge are all fine, but truffles are better. Truffles are elegant and stylish. Better for you, truffles are easy to make, really easy.

Here's a recipe for Easy Ginger Chocolate Truffles that I love and know you will too. Rich chocolate is enhanced with spicy, fragrant candied ginger for a uniquely intense flavor. Placed inside of decorative foil cups, these easy ginger chocolate truffles make a festive holiday gift.

These truffles are also going into the big Eat Christmas Cookies cookie jar. Want to share your cookies with us? Just send them over by December 20th. Find out how here. And check out the amazing stash of Christmas cookies we've gotten so far.

I also just discovered that Nic of the delicious Cherrapeno is hosting this month's SHF, the Holiday Edition.  So I'm sending some truffles her way.

Easy Chocolate Ginger Truffles
Makes about 2 dozen truffles
Print recipe only here.  

2 cups high quality bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
2/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup candied ginger, finely diced (wet your knife first for easier dicing)
unsweetened cocoa for rolling

1. Put chocolate in a heat-proof bowl.

2. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring heavy cream just to a boil. Pour over the chocolate, and stir with a small spatula until smooth. Stir in the ginger. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 1-1 1/2 hours. Check it. The chocolate should be thick yet still pliable.

3. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a teaspoon or a melon-baller, scoop balls of chocolate and drop them on the prepared sheet. (Don't worry about shaping them. That comes later.) Place the pan of truffles in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

4. Place cocoa in a small, deep bowl. Dust both palms with cocoa. Roll each truffle into a ball. Drop in the cocoa until coated. Shake off excess cocoa. Place in decorative paper or foil cups, if using. Store truffles in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. You may need to reshape or redust with cocoa before serving. Serve at room temperature.

Here are more edible holiday gifts from Food Blogga you might enjoy:
Traditional Italian Almond Biscotti
How to Make Italian Pizzelle Cookies in 5 Easy Steps
Mom's Peanut Butter Fudge
Orange, Date, and Pecan Bread

Here are more delicious truffles to try:
Cookie Dough Truffles recipe from Big Red Kitchen
Mocha Truffles recipe from Use Real Butter
White Chocolate Truffles from Serious Eats
Boozy Bitter Chocolate Truffles recipe from Chez Pim
Gluten-Free and Vegan Chocolate Orange Truffles recipe from Elana's Pantry


T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Talk about a heavenly combination! I think I've got all of this in the pantry! The word "easy" always gets my attention this time of year!

Sean said...

This is a pretty good idea for gifts. I'm kinda tired of making choux and cookies for all these parties...

Good thinking!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A wonderful recipe! Mmmhhh, chocolate and ginger!



kellypea said...

My girlfriends would thump me on the head if I left such luscious treats. Besides, they'd probably not make it out the door ; )

Finla said...

Love the ginger and chocolate combination and the truffles look so so perfect.

Tasty Eats At Home said...

Ooh, love these! Hint to anyone coming to my house soon - make these and bring them to me!

The Teacher Cooks said...

These look incredible! I do love your blog. Great job!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

tw-I thought "easy" would pique some interest. ;)

sean-Glad you like them!

rosa-mmm... indeed.


happycook-Why, thank you kindly.


teachercooks-I appreciate that so much. Thanks.

joe@italyville said...

Susan, my wife would looooove these. Ok, I would too!

Christine said...

These look wonderful, Susan and they will be going to our next holiday party this weekend. Thanks for such a great idea!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

I really need to make these Susan. They are right in lkine with the "easy on the cook" baking recipes I like to make during the holidays.

Cakelaw said...

Perfect for Christmas - I love the sound of these!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Susan, I made truffles two days ago, to give as a Xmas present to my best friend - I absolutely love yours, so I'll have to make truffles again. The problem is I would eat all the ginger prior to actually making the recipe... ;)

Flowers said...

Your blog looks yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe of Easy Chocolate Ginger Truffles. Enjoyed it very much.

Alexa said...

The combination of chocolate and ginger sounds amazing. I'll add it to my list of treats to try. Thanks!

Nic said...

Ginger and chocolate is one of the best combinations you can get, and the truffles are the perfect gift to give over the holidays.

Thanks so much for your SHF submission!

Rambling Tart said...

Mmm, Mmm good! These look and sound lovely :-)

Abby said...

Truffles are an easy treat with a big punch in the impressive category. Win-win!

Lynda said...

I love the combination of ginger and chocolate. The ginger adds a nice zing to the richness of the chocolate, and almost makes it easy to eat even...more!

Stephanie Stiavetti said...

Can I just tell you how happy this recipe makes me? You rock, lady.

Unplanned Cooking said...

Chocolate and ginger... love it!

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

Ola Susan-u made my day-the joys of spring(love d nt v colc winters though) over whelm me now...thanx a ton and yeah am baking today too!!!and found this blog last night and i was like this one is cool-am out looking for cookie recipes here w a crunch-they delight me and mommy has got me another goody bag for my baking that am jus so so excited with!!!!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Hmm, I have all of the ingredients in my pantry. Might have to try these tonight.

Unknown said...

Candied ginger is good on it's own. Combining it with chocolate just makes it so much more irrisistible!