- 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
- 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped (or 1 cup chocolate chips)
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1 tbsp butter, softened
- 1/2 cup toasted whole almonds, chopped
- 1 lb chocolate candy coating, for dipping
- 1/2 cup sliced or slivered toasted almonds, for decorating
1. Place the sour cream in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stirring constantly, bring the cream to a boil.
2. Remove the cream from the heat and stir in both chocolates and the butter. Once the chocolates start to melt, use a whisk to incorporate the chocolates and make the mixture very smooth and homogenous.
3. Add the toasted chopped almonds and stir until they are well-distributed. Pour the truffle mixture into a medium bowl and cover the top of the chocolate with cling wrap. Refrigerate the truffle mixture until it is firm enough to roll, about 2 hours.
4. Once the chocolate is firm, use a small candy scoop or teaspoon to scoop up small balls of truffles. Roll them between your hands to get them round, and place them on a foil-lined baking sheet.
5. Once all of the truffles are scooped, return them to the refrigerator while you melt the candy coating. Place the candy coating in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in one-minute increments until melted, stirring after every minute to prevent overheating. Stir until the coating is completely smooth. Allow the coating to cool until it is barely warm: do not let it start setting up, but let it cool down so that it does not melt the truffle fillings.
6. Using dipping tools or a fork, dip a truffle into the chocolate. Bring it out of the chocolate and allow the excess to drip back into the bowl. Place the dipped truffle back onto the baking sheet and while the chocolate is still wet, place a toasted almond slice on top. Repeat with remaining truffle, chocolate coating and almond slices.
7. Place the truffles in the refrigerator to set the candy coating for about 30 minutes.
8. Burnt Almond Truffles can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.