Monday, November 2, 2015

Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Mint Truffles


       For some reason I’m having an urge to make candy lately!  Maybe I’m just getting excited for thanksgiving, and all of the joy that day brings for me!  Whatever the reason that inspires you to make this delicious mint treat, I know you’re going to enjoy it...as long as you don’t mind getting your hands a little messy!

You’ll need:

1 cup heavy cream



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Coating

1 tbsp powdered sugar

2 tbsp dark cocoa

Prepare a large cookie sheet by covering with a piece of parchment paper.  Set aside until needed.

     Place chocolate chips in a medium bowl.  In a saucepan, bring the cream to a boil over medium-high heat.  Once the cream comes to a boil, remove from heat, stir in the mint extract, then pour over the chocolate chips.

       Let this sit for several minutes.  Then whisk briskly until the chocolate is smooth.  Refrigerate (uncovered) for about a hour to allow the chocolate to become somewhat firm. 
      Drop generous spoonfuls of chocolate onto the prepared baking.  I used a  heaping tablespoon for each.  Return to the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
With (clean!) hands, roll the chocolate into balls.  Mix the powdered sugar and cocoa in a  shallow bowl, then roll the chocolate balls in the coating, being sure to cover the truffle completely.  Return to baking sheet and allow them to chill until set, which should take about 30 minutes.
       Now it’s time to sit back with a glass of chilled eggnog, and take a bite of this delicious goodness!