Dark Chocolate Key Lime Pie Truffles

Dark Chocolate Key Lime Pie Truffles

Smooth-as-silk key lime ganache filling enrobed in dark chocolate. These homemade truffles make me weak at the knees!

Here is exactly where this recipe idea came from. About 10 years ago, my friend Amy was telling me about these incredible dark chocolate covered key lime pie treats she had in Florida one time. Key lime pie is her favorite dessert. Instead of birthday cake each year, she has key lime pie. I put her favorite key lime pie recipe in cookbook.

By the way, have you tried that key lime pie recipe yet?

Yield: 60 truffles

Prep Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 8 hours, 30 minutes

Smooth-as-silk key lime ganache filling enrobed in dark chocolate. These homemade truffles make me weak at the knees!

Ingredients:

Truffles

                   3/4 cup (180ml) heavy cream1

                   zest of 2 limes

                   14 ounces (395g) white chocolate, coarsely chopped2

                   1 Tablespoon (15ml) fresh lime juice

                   2 Tablespoons (30g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature and cut into 4 pieces

Topping

                   18 ounces (509g) bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

                   optional: 4 ounces (113g) white chocolate, coarsely chopped

                   optional: a few green candy melts3

Directions:

1.            Be sure to read through the recipe and my tips/explanations/photos below the recipe so you know exactly what you are doing and why you are doing it. There is art (and science!) to truffle making.

2.         Heat the cream and lime zest in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir it until the mixture barely comes to a boil. Remove from heat and allow the lime flavor infuse into the cream for 30 minutes.

3.          Meanwhile, place the chopped white chocolate into a medium heatproof bowl. Add the lime juice and butter to the bowl. Do not stir yet. Set aside.

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