Classic Chocolate Truffles
Inspiration: High on cacao, high on life. These are quick and easy to make. I love storing them in the freezer, for a little after dinner treat.
Cook to: Brutal Hearts, Bedouin Soundclash
Makes: 8 truffles
1/4 cup cocoa butter, melted on stove
1/4 cup maple syrup
9 T raw cacao powder + 2 T for garnish
Sprinkle sea salt
Goji berries, optional for garnish
In a small pot, warm cocoa butter, stirring continuously. Once melted, transfer to small bowl. Now you'll have to be a quick little bunny, because cocoa butter solidifies at room temperature. We want to work with it while liquefied.
Add maple syrup, salt, and stir. One tablespoon at a time, add in cacao powder and continue mixing.
Keep an eye on the consistency. It's perfect once firmed, yet easily moulded with your hands. Using these hands I speak of, roll 8 mini balls. Mess ensues.
Sprinkle extra cacao on a small plate and gently roll truffles. For an extra touch, blend goji berries, which look like beautiful rubies, to decorate. Share with someone special.