food

Red Wine Truffles

Just in case you need an excuse to drink more wine.

food

Red Wine Truffles

Just in case you need an excuse to drink more wine.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons red wine (Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon are great)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder

Steps

  1. Heat heavy cream in a saucepan to a simmer over medium heat. In a large bowl, add roughly chopped chocolate and red wine. Pour the heated heavy cream over the chocolate and let sit for about 3-4 minutes. Stir until everything is fully incorporated and smooth. Cover the bowl and chill for at least 2 hours.
  2. Sift cocoa powder onto a plate, and dust your hands as well. Using a cookie scoop or small spoon, scoop out chocolate and roll into truffle balls. Roll the balls in the cocoa and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Chill for about 30 minutes before serving.