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Valentine's Day Dessert - Chocolate Truffles with Fleur de Sel
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Chocolate Truffle Hearts with Fleur de Sel

Creamy and delicious dark chocolate truffles with a hint of sea salt.

Course Dessert, Snack
Keyword chocolate, edible gifts
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cooling time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 heart-shaped truffles (1 inch)

Ingredients

  • 3 squares semi-sweet chocolate 84 grams good quality
  • 1 ½ TB. whipping cream
  • ¼ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • pinch fleur de sel sea salt

Instructions

  1. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, add chocolate and whipping cream. Heat gently for 30 seconds at 50% power (microwaves will vary).
  2. Remove from heat and stir until chocolate is melted and cream is incorporated. (If required, return to microwave and heat in 10 second intervals. Less is more in this case.)
  3. Stir in vanilla.

  4. Fill chocolate heart molds, tapping on counter to even out.

  5. Top with a sprinkle of fleur de sel while still warm. For coarse sea salt, crush with the back of a spoon first.

  6. Place in the refrigerator until set (about 20 minutes minimum). Remove from mold.

  7. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-5 days or in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

Recipe Notes

  • If preferred, use a double boiler instead of a microwave to heat the chocolate and cream. 
  • I have also added a bit of natural peanut butter to the chocolate mixture, which was delicious. I've also topped the truffles with crushed coffee beans instead of sea salt. Play around!