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Chocolate Truffles with Pink Salt

Makes 30 truffles
Time 2 hr 30 min
Chocolate coupled with salt makes a tasty revelation. The rich, complex mineral flavor of pink salt crystals turns truffles into an even more sophisticated treat. These easy-to-make truffles are an excellent gift any time of year.
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Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate cut into very small pieces, or 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup pink salt or grey salt
Method

In a small saucepan, bring the cream to a simmer. Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate and butter.

In a medium saucepan, bring an inch of water to a simmer. Set the small saucepan over the larger one over low heat. Stir mixture just until the chocolate has completely melted. Remove from heat. Pour the chocolate mixture into a shallow bowl. Cool, cover and refrigerate until firm, at least two hours.

Line a plate with waxed paper. Dip a melon baller or small cookie scoop into a cup of warm water and quickly scrape across the surface of the truffle mixture to form a 1-inch ball. Repeat with the remaining truffle mixture. Sprinkle the truffles with salt. Separate layers of truffles with waxed paper. Cover and refrigerate.

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  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate cut into very small pieces, or 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup pink salt or grey salt