One bite unleashes the flavors of pear liqueur and five-spice powder infused in chocolate.

Martha Stewart Living, December/January 2015


Credit: Kate Mathis

Recipe Summary

1 hr 20 mins
5 hrs 40 mins
Makes about 5 dozen


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Instructions Checklist
  • Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Heat cream in a small saucepan over medium-high until it begins to simmer. Pour over chocolate; let stand 2 minutes, then whisk until smooth. Whisk in liqueur, five-spice powder, and salt until smooth. Pour mixture into a 9-inch pie dish; let cool completely. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate until firm, at least 3 hours and up to 1 day.

  • Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment. With a 1-inch ice cream scoop or melon baller, scoop out chocolate mixture and place on one prepared sheet. Refrigerate until set, about 20 minutes.

  • Place cocoa powder in a bowl. Dust hands with cocoa and roll truffles into balls, coating hands with more cocoa as needed; place on other prepared sheet. Refrigerate until set, 1 hour. Roll truffles in more cocoa powder or brush with pearl dust just before serving or packaging. Truffles can be stored, covered, in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.