Ganache Chocolate Truffles

Candy Recipes from Rebecca Kolls

GMA Recipes Dinner
Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Moderate
Cook Time: min

When you've got the kids home for the holidays you have to keep them entertained.

Good Morning America's Rebecca Kolls suggests some do-it-yourself candy recipes.


  • 1 pound semi-sweet chocolate, chopped fine
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sweet butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup nuts, chopped fine (almonds or hazelnuts or peanuts)
  • Cooking Directions

    Place the finely chopped chocolate in a heat resistant glass bowl.

    In a small saucepan bring the cream to a boil.

    Add the boiled cream to the chocolate in the bowl. Stir until completely dissolved. Then stir in the softened butter, and the vanilla extract. Place plastic wrap loosely against the ganache mixture and let cool completely.

    Place the ganache in a pastry bag with a 1/2-inch tip. Bag out 1/2-inch balls onto a sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Put into refrigerator and let cool until firm.

    Roll into round balls and dip into powdered cocoa or chopped nuts.

    Recipes courtesy of Karen Pickus © 2001

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: semi-sweet chocolate, cocoa, nuts

    Course: Dinner, Cookies, Snack

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