Today is National Tequila Day, and I am not one for shooting Tequila, but add it to some Dark Chocolate truffles and I am in!!
1 cup heavy cream
20 oz (60% cacao) high quality semi-sweet chocolate ( I use ScharffenBerger 62%), chopped
1/4 cup Tequila (any)
16 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips
1 T coarse sea salt, for sprinkling
Line a baking sheet with foil and place in the refrigerator. In a saucepan, bring cream to a full boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and add 20 oz. chocolate. Let sit for 3-4 minutes, then whisk to combine. Add Tequila and whisk until mixture is smooth.
Transfer mixture onto prepared baking sheet, spreading to almost cover the sheet. This allows mixture to cool more quickly and makes it easier to scoop into balls. Cover with plastic, and chill for about 45 minutes, until firm.
Prepare 2 more baking sheets by lining them with foil. Remove baking sheet from refrigerator and, using two spoons and your hands, form small balls, measuring approximately 1 1/4 inches. If you use your hands, keep a bowl of ice water handy to periodically rinse/soak your hands in, as the warmth from your hands will melt the chocolate as you form the balls! Place balls on prepared baking sheets and chill in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.
While truffles are chilling, temper or melt 16 oz. chocolate in 4- cup Pyrex glass measuring cup or microwaveable bowl.
To melt microwave at 50% power for 30 seconds. Remove from microwave, stir and repeat several times (this will depend on your microwave), as necessary, until just a few small chocolate lumps remain. Stir until melted. Be careful not to overheat.
Remove truffles from refrigerator. Using a fork or other dipping utensil, lower one at a time into the melted chocolate, tapping off excess. Carefully roll each ball off of fork and onto waxed paper or foil (on counter or covering a baking sheet). Before chocolate hardens, sprinkle several granules of salt onto each truffle. Repeat with all truffles. Allow to harden and store in an airtight container in a cool place. When you are ready to serve or give away truffles, place them in individual paper candy cups.
Photo and recipe shared from: http://www.classytreats.com/dark-chocolate-tequila-truffles/