Does the word "Truffle" scare you? Sound to fancy and hard to make?? They aren't! I learned this method and recipe from my friend (thanks Rana!)- and now I'm passing it on to you. So here's a how to make chocolate truffles in the microwave. They look yummy, right??
--1 C Heavy Cream
--10 oz bittersweet chocolate
--3 Tbsp unsalted butter
So, I thought I'd need some sort of fancy hard-to-find chocolate. Not quite - you use chocolate chips! Found at Walmart - the most unfancy store. They need to be "dark" chocolate, which is 60% cocoa, so just look for that. I double the recipe and used 2 bags choc chips, the whole thing of cream pictured, and 6 tbsp unsalted butter:
--Option 1: roll them in cocoa or powdered sugar - if so, do this now
--Option 2: dip them in chocolate - my choice - if so, freeze the balls for at least 4 hours (I stuck them in overnight)
I'm sure Rana would say to dip them in dark chocolate (she's a self-proclaimed chocolate snob) - don't even mention candy melts to her! I went with semi-sweet chocolate - again, in "chip form". You melt 1 cup chocolate with 1 tsp vegetable oil. Again, IN the Microwave - easy! This time use the "defrost" button because otherwise the intense heat can scorch the chocolate.
And yes, they are melt-in-your-mouth delicious. I took a bite for you to make sure. Actually I ate an innumerable amount until I was half sick. And did it again the next day. And probably will again tomorrow. Yum.