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Spicy Sea Salt Chocolate Truffles

  • Preparation:  min
    Time:  min
  • Moderate
  • 30 Truffles
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Moderate
  • 30 Truffles

You will be amazed how sea salt and spices compliment dark chocolate. sea salt mellows the chocolate and enhances it’s sweetness. The spices brighten the chocolate and build a slow burn, just enough heat to tantalize the taste buds. Rich, decadent and luscious these truffles will warm up any occasion.


Spicy Sea Salt Chocolate Truffles

  • 8-ounces (227 grams) good quality, dark chocolate, 60% cocoa solids or higher
  • 1/2 cup (118 ml) heavy cream
  • 1 small Fresno pepper, washed and dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon A.Vogel Spicy Sea Salt blend plus more for dusting truffles
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and diced
  • 2 teaspoon A.Vogel Herbed Sea Salt, divided
  • dark cocoa powder for rolling truffles

How to make Spicy Sea Salt Chocolate Truffles

1.Chop the chocolate as small as possible and place it in a heat-safe bowl

2. Pierce the whole pepper in several places with a paring knife. Put the heavy cream in a small pan, add the pepper and bring to a boil.

3.When the cream comes to a boil, turn off the heat cover the pan and let the pepper steep in the hot cream for 20-30 minutes.

4. When the cream is spicy stir in the Spicy Sea Salt, and bring it back to a boil. When it boils, carefully pour the hot cream through a fine sieve, into the bowl over the chopped chocolate.

5. Cover the bowl and let it sit about five minutes to melt the chocolate, then stir until the chocolate and cream are completely mixed, smooth, and glossy. Don't over mix or the chocolate may break.

6.Cover the bowl and chill until the ganache is set, but still soft enough to scoop and roll, about 20 minutes.

 7. Line a sheet tray with parchment paper and sprinkle a light dusting of Spiced Sea Salt on the parchment.


8. Scoop small balls of ganache with a teaspoon or melon baller, roll them gently in the palm of your hand to shape, and set them on the prepared tray.

9. When all the truffles are shaped sprinkle a dusting of Spiced Sea Salt over them and refrigerate until firm.

10. When truffles are firm roll them in the dark cocoa powder and transfer to an airtight container.

Truffles will keep, refrigerated in an airtight container for a week. They are best served at room temperature.



This recipe is full of goodness:

Quality dark chocolate is rich in fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, and a few other minerals.

Taffy Elrod is a professional chef, cooking instructor, recipe developer, food writer, and former restaurant owner, with over 20 years of experience in the food industry.

Born into a family of artists and cooks in Ann Arbor, Michigan, She learned early on that food was a powerful medium for creation and change.

She now cooks and develops recipes in New York's Hudson Valley, where she lives with her husband Pizza Man and their rescue cat Kit-Kat.




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