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I love chocolate everything, and a truffle is a great way to get some serious chocolate flavor in a little bite. Amaro is an Italian liqueur that’s often consumed as a digestivo, or an after-dinner drink to help soothe digestion. It has a great complex flavor that I think lends a lot of interesting notes to the truffles! I love the brand St. Agrestis, but any amaro liqueur will do. (You can check out our guide to Amaro here!)
Amaro Chocolate Truffles
- 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate finely chopped, such as 70-percent Guittard
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 3 tablespoons amaro such as St. Agrestis
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- This recipe originated on an episode of Giada Entertains. Episode: Earth Day Party.
- Place the finely chopped chocolate in a medium bowl. Add the heavy cream, amaro and salt to a small saucepan. Place over medium heat and warm until small bubbles appear around the outside. Pour the hot cream mixture over the chocolate and allow to sit for 2 minutes. Using a rubber spatula, mix until completely melted and smooth. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment. Place the cocoa powder in a shallow bowl.
- Using a 1 tablespoon-size scoop, scoop balls of the chocolate mixture into the palm of the hand and roll into a smooth ball. Roll in the cocoa powder and place on the prepared baking sheet.
- Continue with the remaining truffle mixture.