Chili Chocolate Chu Chu

 

Spicy Chocolate Truffles

 

Oops. I know what you’re thinking when you read the title of this post.

 

Spicy foods are nice.

Chocolate delicacies are heaven.

But combining and making them into truffles? Is that even possible?

 

Now now. Trust me on this recipe. This will take your chocolate game on the next level!

Yield: 32 truffles

Ingredients:

  • 200 ml Heavy Cream
  • 12 oz Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ tsp cayenne pepper (you can adjust the measurement to your preference)
  • Cocoa powder (for coating)

 

Equipment:

  • Small heavy-bottom sauce pan
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Cling wrap
  • Spoon/Ice cream scooper

 

Procedure:

  1. Put the heavy cream in the sauce pan and let it boil for a few seconds.
  2. While waiting for the cream, place the chocolate chips in the large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the hot cream into the chocolate chips, and let stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Whisk vigorously the chocolate and cream together. It may look like it is impossible to whisk it together, but just keep on stirring it.
  5. Add the cayenne pepper. Whisk until combined.
  6. Cover the mixture with a cling wrap then chill it in the refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight.
  7. When the chocolate has harden, scoop some of it with a spoon or ice cream scooper. Roll into a small ball. Coat it with the cocoa powder. Then serve or keep refrigerated until service time.

 

Notes:

  • Use good quality ingredients.
  • Roll the choco balls in fast pace because the warmth of our hands will eventually melt it.
  • You can adjust the spice level.
  • You can coat it other than cocoa powder. Ex: nuts, compound chocolate, powdered sugar

 

Video: Spiced Chocolate Truffles

Source: http://www.eatgood4life.com/chili-chocolate-truffles/

 


What is the connection of cayenne pepper to the theme (rainbow)?

 

Cayenne pepper can stimulate your body’s circulation and reduce acidity; it’s a powerful, spicy little pepper that offers many health benefits.

The pepper contains vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin E, potassium, manganese and flavonoids – which provides its powerful antioxidant properties.

It can also help in circulating blood and promote heart health. Cayenne helps to keep blood pressure levels normalized. It also balances the body of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.

Thus, it is related to the rainbow food chart.

The rainbow food chart was created to better explain the benefits of the foods that we eat.

The cayenne pepper is one of the examples under the red color.


 

 

Sources:

https://draxe.com/cayenne-pepper-benefits/

http://www.healthykidsideas.com/wp-content/uploads/chart11.png

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/benefits-of-cayenne-pepper/

 

  • – Mary Claire Navarro –
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