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14 people


  • 8 oz bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Candied Pistachios

  • 1 1/2 cup pistachios
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Nutritional information

Calories: 208kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 4gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 88mgPotassium: 233mgFiber: 3gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 188IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 2mg

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 14 people

For the Candied Pistachios

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
    This is a quick way to make candied nuts. In a small bowl add water, powdered sugar, salt, and garam masala spice. Mix well with a whisk. Then add the pistachios and coat well with the sugar glaze.
    Then place on a sheet pan lined with silpat or parchment paper. Place in the oven and bake for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown and dry (stir or shake the pan every 5 minutes to ensure even baking). Take our and allow to cool completely. Then place in an airtight container.

For the Chocolate Ganache

  • Add cream (and honey if you want) to a pot and bring to a boil. Meanwhile place the chocolate in a heat proof bowl.
    Pour the cream mixture over the chocolate and let it sit for 1 minute. Then whisk until completely smooth. Place in the refrigerator until completely set.

For the Chocolate Truffles

  • Take cooled candied pistachios and place in a food processor pulse until fairly ground and place in a bowl. Then take the ganache our and a tiny ice cream scoop.
    Scoop out little balls of ganache (using a little cup of water to dip the scoop in to clean it after every scoop.) and place on a plate. After you scoop all of your chocolate balls onto a plate you might have to place them back in the refrigerator so they aren’t melting.
    If not just roll the balls in the candied pistachios bowl to create a nice truffle. Continue until all are coated well.

To Finish

  • Keep the truffles in the refrigerator until the end of the meal. Take them out of the refrigerator 5-10 minutes before you serve them to take the chill off, that way they almost melt in your mouth. Serve and enjoy!
    chocolate truffles with spiced candied pistachios

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