Black-and-White Chocolate Truffles

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Black-and-White Chocolate Truffles
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 10 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, broken into small pieces
  • 8 ounces white chocolate, coarsely chopped

Preparation

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Add the cream, stirring. Increase the heat to medium and bring to a boil.

Place 6 ounces semisweet chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Add the cream mixture and let sit for 2 minutes. Stir the mixture until smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, 1 hour.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a small scoop or melon baller, scoop teaspoon-size balls of the chocolate mixture onto the pan; refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a double boiler, melt the white chocolate over simmering water, stirring until smooth; remove from the heat. (Keep the water simmering in case the chocolate hardens.) Using a fork, coat each truffle with the white chocolate. Set them on the baking sheet. Refrigerate to harden.

Rinse and dry the bowl, return to the simmering water and add the remaining 4 ounces semisweet chocolate to melt. Pour into a large, resealable plastic bag, make a tiny snip in one corner of the bag and pipe zigzags of dark chocolate over the truffles. Refrigerate overnight.