Champagne just naturally goes with chocolate. Of course, champagne is like hardwood floors; it goes with almost everything!
One thing it doesn’t go with is children. It also doesn’t go with people who don’t or can’t drink alcohol, and of course, designated drivers. So we’re going to give you a recipe for chocolate champagne truffles made with Amoretti Premium Champagne Syrup, which is alcohol free, making it safe to serve to children, adults who don’t consume alcohol, and designated drivers.
Cinnamon and hazelnuts are also things that naturally go with chocolate, so besides cocoa powder, we roll some of these truffles in ground cinnamon and some in hazelnut meal. You may want to double, or maybe triple, this recipe if you’re expecting company.
Amoretti Champagne Chocolate Truffles
- ⅓ cup Amoretti Premium Champagne Syrup
- 1 Tbs Amoretti Organolicious Blue Agave Syrup
- 6 oz milk chocolate, finely chopped
- 2 oz semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
- 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp roasted hazelnut meal
Combine the Champagne Syrup, the Blue Agave Syrup, and both chocolates in the top of a double boiler. Heat over simmering water until the chocolate has completely melted, stirring constantly. Pour the chocolate mixture into a container and cover the surface with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
Scoop the chocolate mixture into 15 equal portions and roll each portion into a ball. Place cocoa, cinnamon and hazelnut meal in separate shallow dishes. Roll 5 chocolate balls in each of the shallow dishes until the truffles are completely coated. Refrigerate the finished truffles until you are ready to serve them.