Great recipe! I made it according to instructions and found it too sweet, but when I tweaked it a bit the second time around, it came out perfect and chocolatey! I reduced the sugar to 2 cups like others suggested and added about 3 tablespoons of pure cocoa powder while mixing. Don't worry if the mixture isn't completely smooth at this point because once you let it sit out to harden a bit (refridgeration hardens it too much, unless you're trying to speed up the process), use a melon baller to scoop the amount of chocolate you want to form into a ball. Mash this chocolate quickly to make it very smooth then form into a ball immediately. Roll the truffle in chopped nuts, coconut flakes, etc. (you might have to press in the nuts or whatever you use to make it adhere better to the truffle) while the outside of the truffle is still somewhat melty/wet or nothing will stick onto it once it hardens/dries again. Doing this might make the truffle less round so reshape it quickly after rolling in nuts, etc. if you want a nice round truffle. Set on cookies sheets lined with parchment paper to harden. The best flavor combinations that I found were spiced rum rolled in crushed Heath bars and malibu coconut rum rolled in coconut flakes! These are to die for flavors! I did try a very expensive orange liquor in the truffles and rolled with crushed roasted walnuts, but that just doesn't taste good to me.
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Great recipe! I made it according to instructions and found it too sweet, but when I tweaked...