All my childhood hours spent perfecting mud-pies and Easy Bake Oven cakes successfully culminated yesterday during a wonderful afternoon spent making spicy dark chocolate truffles.
This recipe is easy and fun, although a bit messy, much like mud-pie-making.
I love the salty-sweet combination of pistachios and dark chocolate. Add a bit of cayenne and wow! These candies will be a big hit at your holiday party. Trust me.
Ingredients – (makes 30-36 pieces)
12 oz. dark chocolate
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 tsp. cayenne
3/4 cup pistachios
Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Let cool to near room temperature.
|Use a high quality chocolate. I used a Whole Foods organic brand 67% cacao…|
Whip up cream cheese to make it extra fluffy.
Add chocolate and cayenne to cream cheese and mix until smooth. The truffle batter will be thick thick thick. Like mud. Only much yummier.
Spread into containers and place in refrigerator for an hour to set. (I doubled the recipe and made one batch with cayenne and one batch without…)
Chop the pistachios. An easy way to do this is using a plastic baggy and rolling pin.
Scoop batter with a spoon, shape into balls and roll in pistachios. So delicious and festive!
For my non-spicy recipe, I rolled the balls in a combination of powdered sugar and cocoa.
Grace Grits and Gardening
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