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Grappa Truffles

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert


  • 12 oz (375 gr) bittersweet (dark) chocolate
  • 1 cup (125 ml) heavy (double) cream
  • 2 tablespoons (30 g) sugar
  • 1 cup (60 ml) grappa or brandy
  • 60 gr unsweetened cocoa powder


  • Chop the chocolate fine and place it in a heatproof bowl.
  • In a small saucepan, mix the cream and sugar together, bring to a boil, stir, then pour over the chocolate.
  • Add the grappa or brandy and allow the mixture to stand about 5 minutes, to melt the chocolate. Mix until smooth.
  • Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate about 2 hours, until it is fairly firm.
  • Using a melon baller, scoop small rounds of the chocolate mixture, then roll them lightly in your fingertips to make them smooth.
  • Set them on a sheet of waxed paper on a baking sheet and return them to the refrigerator.
  • Roll the finished truffles in cocoa powder and refrigerate again until ready to serve.