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Copycat Lindt Halloween Chocolate Truffles

Prep Time30 mins
Chill Time3 hrs
Course: Candy, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Copycat Lindt Dark Chocolate Truffles
Servings: 24
Calories: 215kcal

Ingredients

Dark Chocolate Ganache

  • 16 oz semi-sweet chocolate {roughly 2 2/3 cup}
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup butter

Dipping Chocolate

  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp shortening

Halloween Sprinkles

    Instructions

    Make Dark Chocolate Ganache

    • Pour 16 oz chocolate in a medium sized bowl. Set aside. {Note: if you want to add extracts or flavorings, add them to the chocolate in the bowl. Here are some ideas: 1/2 tsp almond, cherry or raspberry extract, 1 drop of lemon or peppermint essential oil, etc.}
    • Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add in cream when butter is just about melted.
    • Increase heat slightly and using a whisk, stir constantly, but gently. Heat until mixture just barely comes to a boil.
    • Pour over chocolate in bowl. Begin stirring gently, combining the chocolate with the butter-cream mixture. After just a minute or two of stirring, all the chocolate is melted and you've got a smooth chocolate ganache!
    • Refrigerate until solid, about 2-3 hours. (The ganache can be made days in advance too, and just stored in the fridge until you're ready to shape into truffles.)

    Dipping Chocolate

    • Combine ingredients in a small bowl {remember- you'll be dipping truffles in this chocolate, so it's best to use a smaller, deeper bowl.}
    • Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir gently. Microwave another 15-45 seconds, until mixture is melted and smooth when stirred.
    • I topped mine with drizzled white chocolate and more semi-sweet chocolate. If you'd like to do this as well, put 1/4 cup chocolate chips in a small ziplock bag. Microwave about 1 minute, until melted. Snip a tiny corner off the bag.

    How to make Homemade Chocolate Truffles

    • Put a plate or a quarter cookie sheet in the freezer for a few minutes. Take out and cover with a piece of parchment.
    • Using a melon-baller, scoop out balls of hardened ganache. Try to keep the balls as round as possible. It's okay to have a flat side since you'll need to set the truffles up after dipping them. They don't have to be perfect though, since you'll be covering them with chocolate.
    • Dip the truffles in the dipping chocolate and then transfer dipped truffle to chilled plate/ tray. Top with festive Halloween sprinkles, if desired.
    • When they're all dipped, add Halloween sprinkles and/or chocolate drizzle on top. Cool completely and ENJOY!

    Nutrition

    Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 276IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2mg