These elegant, but simple, chocolate truffles are rolled in sugar, cocoa powder, and nuts.



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  • In a small saucepan, whisk together cream and cardamom. Add orange peel; bring just to a boil. Remove from heat; let stand 15 minutes. Line a baking pan with parchment; set it and another pan aside.

  • Return cream mixture to heat; bring to a boil. Place chocolate in a heat-proof bowl. Remove cream mixture from heat. Pour through a sieve set over chocolate; discard solids. Stir until melted and smooth.

  • Pour chocolate mixture onto the unlined baking pan, and spread in an even layer with an offset spatula. Transfer baking pan to freezer; chill chocolate until hardened but malleable, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Using a tablespoon, scrape enough chocolate from pan to form a roughly shaped 1-inch ball, being careful not to press too hard against baking pan. Repeat. Transfer balls to the parchment-lined pan; chill truffles in the refrigerator 10 minutes.

  • Place the confectioners' sugar, the cocoa powder, and the chopped nuts in 3 separate bowls. Roll the truffles in desired coatings.

Reviews (9)

250 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 54
  • 3 star values: 92
  • 2 star values: 47
  • 1 star values: 15
Rating: Unrated
I have always had success with Martha's recipes, but these truffles did not work out. No matter how long I froze the mixture, the truffles would never properly "set up" and would simply melt down into a small blob instead of forming a perfect truffle-shaped ball. My uncle is a chocolatier, and he suggests adding more chocolate - try adding 1-2 oz. more chocolate and a bit less cream. The cream-to-chocolate ratio seems to be off in this recipe.
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I agree with LoveZ...I saw the Sarah Carey video on 2/13/14, and I made this recipe the next day - as LoveZ said, it differs in multiple ways from the video. That is alright, but the truffle mixture had not set nearly enough to form balls after 15-20 minutes in the freezer, and hadn't set enough even after 4 hours...I left it in overnight, and then it was too hard. Her other videos have been spectacular and have matched the recipes too.
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I am looking forward to making these, however the steps in the video are different from those in the recipe. She excludes some of the ingredients (orange, cardamom), doesn't pour it through a sieve, and refrigerates it for a different amount of time. Not sure how to do it.
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I am helping my future sister in law plan her wedding. Right now, we're working on the wedding favors. Kelly is giving the reception guests a single truffle. These will make the perfect gift! I did a test run and these were easy to make and delicious! She and I began looking for packaging, and we found the cutest favor boxes from Box and Wrap! These boxes fit a single truffle, and the boxes come in all colors. Favors Done!
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Love to see link to gift boxes or bags in crafts...for each holiday or birthday!
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This was pretty easy and the truffles turned out well. My favorite coating was the cocoa powder or just plain chopped pecans. I thought the orange and cardamom was a bit strong, but I didn't really measure so I may have put too much. I would say unless you love these flavors though to err on the side of too little the first time. I will use this recipe again. Oh- I used ghiradelli semi sweet chips, they worked fine.
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Is this the recipe from your 2/4/07 show? If not where is that recipe?
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Could you please update this recipe with the type and amount of chocolate needed. Thank You!!
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OK, am I missing something, or is the chocolate missing from this recipe? What quantity?