Bittersweet Chocolate Treats Make Perfect Holiday GiftsNovember 20, 2017 by Staff Leave a Comment
Do something special and save money at the same time by baking up your own bittersweet chocolate treats to give away as presents. It won’t take much of your time, and these types of gifts are always well-appreciated by the recipients. Below you’ll find a recipe for bittersweet truffles, but the sky is the limit when it comes to the range of dark chocolate desserts you can offer at this special time of the year.
Purchase holiday paper tops or mini foil candy cups to add to the presentation and choose the type of coating you’d like to have on hand when it’s time to roll the truffles. Dark cocoa, shredded coconut, peppermint flakes and finely chopped nuts are just a few of the most popular coatings.
8 ounces finely-chopped bittersweet chocolate
1/2 cup of heavy cream
Place the coatings you have selected in a small bowl and put aside. The chocolate should be added to a medium-size bowl.
Add the cream to a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Pour the cream over the chocolate, let sit for approximately 3 minutes and then whisk the mixture until it is smooth. Put this chocolate mix in the refrigerator for about an hour until it becomes firm.
Spoon 2 teaspoons of the chocolate mixture in mounds onto a baking sheet that has been lined with wax paper and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Remove from the fridge and roll the mounds with your hands into balls. Roll the balls and press them firmly into the desired coatings until completely covered. Place them back on the cookie sheet and then let them set in the refrigerator for about 1/2 hr.
You are now ready to place the truffles into the cups and then arrange the cups in a special holiday container. You can purchase festive boxes and containers for your baked goods at your local dollar store.
Preparing holiday chocolate truffles is a great way to let others know that you care enough to take time from your busy schedule to bake for them. To make the best holiday bittersweet treats this year, please visit choctura.com to order our gourmet chocolate. You can also phone 1-800-206-1177 if you require bulk quantities of premium chocolate, which is available at a wholesale price.