Let's Dish host Chris Koetke shares his recipe for Holiday Truffles

Cleveland - Are you looking for a treat to take to your next holiday party? Making your own holiday candy seems difficult, but it's really not. Let's Dish host Chris Koetke shows us how to make our own truffles.


Recipe for Holiday Truffles

Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 20 minutes (plus several hours for cooling)

Cook time: 0 minutes

Serves: 20


8 oz. chocolate, semisweet (best quality available)

1/2 cup heavy cream

5 Tablespoons cognac

24 sucker sticks

Cocoa powder and assorted sprinkles.


  1. Cut chocolate into small pieces, or grate.  Place in a bowl.
  2. Bring cream to a boil.  Pour over chocolate.  Stir gently until the chocolate is well melted and the mixture is homogeneous.  Add 2 Tablespoons cognac and stir briefly.
  3. Place ganache (chocolate mixture) in refrigerator until cold and noticeably more solid.
  4. Roll a small amount of cold ganache in your hands (you have to work fast) and then stick it to the end of a sucker stick.  Roll the ganache then in cocoa powder or assorted sprinkles. 


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