Wednesday, April 28, 2010

O is for Orbs of Chocolate!

i'm kinda cheating
i am so busy this week
making sweets for a charity event
as luck would have it
the menu includes
Orbs of Chocolate

every surface of my kitchen
is topped with trays
filled with deep dark
waiting for a home
in someone
French Chocolate
(printable recipe)
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
pinch kosher salt
9 oz bittersweet (60% minimum) chocolate chips
1 Tbs unsalted butter
1 generous Tbs cognac
To Coat:
4 oz bittersweet chocolate
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
On the stove top, over medium heat, bring the cream and salt to a simmer.  Turn off heat and dump in the 9 oz of chocolate, butter, vanilla and cognac.  Let sit for a minute or two, then stir to combine.  Place in a shallow pan or bowl, cover and place in the refrigerator to set.  When it is firm, using a melon scoop, small ice cream scoop, or spoon to form balls. Place in the refrigerator if they start to get too soft.  Meanwhile, melt 4 oz chocolate over a double boiler or in 30 second increments in the microwave. You do not want to overheat this...just get it melted.  Put the cocoa in a shallow bowl.  Dip each truffle into the melted chocolate, then roll in cocoa.  Place on a sheetpan to harden.  Keep in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.  You should allow to come to room temperature for eating.


  1. OH MY GOSH...that's some serious chocolate! I must try these. If they are half as good as the picture looks, I will be in chocolate heaven!

  2. Oh my goodness...looks sooooo yummy. So are the rest of your posts! Mmmmm! Stopping by from SITS...happy Thursday!

  3. You always have such totally yummy looking recipes ... and this one, well me being a chocolate lover, this one is my fave ... i can just tell by looking at it :)

  4. 10 days? Are you kidding me? Those wouldn't last 10 hours at my house.

  5. I'm getting all kinds of happy just looking at the picture and imagining what it tastes like!!

  6. I don't think I could take having that much chocolate in the house without eating some. I would end up in a sugar coma LOL.

  7. I'll send your recipe to my friend, she is a chocolate fan.She loves to try new recipes and I love to eat them. I can smell the heavy chocolate in your kitchen......

  8. This is so, so cruel as I am a chocoholic!!!!!
    Will try the recipe tomorrow!

  9. They look delicious! I sent the site to all my chocolate lover friends at work. Hopefully one of them will bring me a sample!

  10. OH YUM. Me Chocolate, gotta have it!

  11. oh, man, truffles... now I'm craving them!

  12. Your truffles look delicious and well as your photography! I also like the creative way you worked the letter "o" in! Not only can you cook and bake, but you are also a poet! Joni

  13. Yummy, yum...what a sweet person you are to make all these delightful orbs for charity! Thanks also for sharing the recipe so we can make some too!

  14. You can cheat all you want when gooey orbs of chocolateness are involved. (Put one on Mrs. Matlock's desk and I am sure you will be teachers pet this week)

  15. That chocolate looks amazing. And I love how you packaged them in the pink polka dots!

    This was, indeed, the sweetest link so far on Alphabe-Thursday's journey through the letter "O". Although I do see a cake on up ahead on the Alphabe-Tracks!

    Thanks for helping make this meme so sweet each and every week!


  16. yummmy! Orbs of Chocolate - who doesn't like that?

  17. YUM! Love this chocolaty O post..thanks for the sweetness!

  18. Formally trained pastry chef? And you share recipes? I'm coming back, and thanks for your comment today!

  19. Mmmm - they look scrummy, can almost taste them!

  20. There is NO cheating when it comes to chocolate...chocolate ALWAYS wins!



  21. Good Morning Christy,

    Yes, a good hot bath and massage at The Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs--to die for!! And, I love Eureka Springs..the old town--my kind of place...thanks for reminding me of them!!

    Thanks for sharing your ORBS of Choc with us and thank you for stopping by the farmhouse for a visit. We love having company!

    Have a great weekend.

  22. I am sad you have orbs of dark chocolate rather than milk.

    Stopping by from SITS.


  23. This post should have had a warning - I think I expanded, just reading it!

  24. Oh my goodness! Dark chocolate.... If only computer screens were transmutable. I love coming to your blog if only to salivate, but your writing is so fun too.

  25. That pic is so awesome, it leaves me drooling and a little weak in the knees!

  26. I have come to the conclusion that if I lived at your house I would be five feet tall and five feet wide!

  27. Oh god!!! The will power!!!! GET IN MY BELLY!!!

    Thanks for being a wonderful part of my SITS day, it means the world to me!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner?

  28. OUTSTANDING! They look wonderful!

  29. Oy vey. I cannot handle this. I want to make these right now, but have banned sugar from my house for the time being. ugh!


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