Food & Drink

Recipe: Le Fou Frog’s Chocolate Truffles

Enjoy a taste of France with Le Fou Frog’s Chocolate Truffles recipe.

Break out your beret. Bastille Day approaches, and in honor of the occasion, Kansas City slice of France Le Fou Frog is celebrating July 14th-17th and sharing the recipe for its delicious Le Fou Frog Truffles with us.

Le Fou Frog Chocolate Truffles

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound good bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/2 pound good semisweet chocolate
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon prepared coffee
  • 1/2 teaspoon good vanilla extract
  • Confectioners’ sugar
  • Cocoa powder

Directions

Chop the chocolates finely with a sharp knife. Place them in a heat-proof mixing bowl.

Heat the cream in a small saucepan until it just boils. Turn off the heat and allow the cream to sit for 20 seconds. Pour the cream through a fine-meshed sieve into the bowl with chocolate.

With a wire whisk, slowly stir the cream and chocolates together until the chocolate is completely melted. Whisk in the Grand Marnier (if using), coffee and vanilla. Set aside at room temperature for 1 hour.

With 2 teaspoons, spoon round balls of the chocolate mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, until firm.

Roll each dollop of chocolate in your hands to roughly make a round ball, then roll in confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder or both. These will keep refrigerated for weeks, but serve at room temperature.