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Ginger Lime Chocolate Truffles

These chocolate truffles pop with zesty flavor from the inside out.

Ingredients

  • 300g green coloured chocolate melts (melted)
  • 100g orange coloured chocolate melts + 1 tsp coconut oil (melted together)
  • 100g lime coloured chocolate melts + 1 tsp coconut oil (melted together)
  • 100g black coloured chocolate melts + 1 tsp coconut oil (melted together)
  • Chocolate ganache
  • 200g dark cooking chocolate
  • 100ml whipping cream
  • Lime curd
  • 100ml fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 1 drop green food gel

Steps

  1. Lime Curd
  2. To make lime curd add sugar, lime zest, ginger, and egg yolks to a large microwave safe bowl. Whisk together and microwave for 2 minutes, mixing each time until thickened. Add butter, whisk until melted and allow to chill. I added a drop of Americolor green food gel and whisked it in to add some colour. This is completely optional.
  3. Chocolate Ganache
  4. Add chocolate and cream to a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds at a time mixing each time until melted and smooth. Allow to set at room temperature.
  5. To make chocolate shells add each coloured chocolate and a teaspoon of coconut oil to a separate microwave safe bowls and mix until melted and smooth. All except for the green choc melts. I used a half sphere mold and a teaspoon to splatter orange, lime and black chocolate on the mold. Chill for 30 minutes.
  6. Then add green chocolate melts. Fill to the top. Gently tap the mold with a wooden spoon or tap it gently on the work bench. That’ll help any of the bubbles come to the top. Turn the mold upside down and allow excess chocolate to drip out. Scrape excess chocolate off the top of the mold and chill for 30 minutes.
  7. Once chilled add a layer of lime curd in the molds and then some chocolate ganache. You want to fill just under full. Allow to chill for 20 minutes before filling with some more green chocolate. Scrape off excess. And chill for a final 30 minutes.