Chocolate truffles are gone in a flash, but creating them can take all afternoon. We sought a faster, easier way.
Why This Recipe Works
Chocolate truffles are often reserved for special occasions because they can be laborious (and often messy) to make. With our goal of streamlining the truffle-making process in mind, we turned to the microwave to help us make our truffle base (a ganache.) After melting chopped chocolate, cream, ground cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and a pinch of salt together in the microwave, we let the ganache cool for a mere 45 minutes. The truffles were then rolled and cooled for an additional 30 minutes. After quickly dusting them in a mixture of cocoa powder, confectioners’ sugar, and ground cinnamon, we were sure that these Mexican chocolate–style truffles were holiday ready (but you can enjoy them year-round, too).