As we enter mid-February, we give ourselves permission to set aside our New Year’s resolutions (remember those?) for a special occasion. No other holiday makes us think of chocolate like Valentine’s Day—they go together like milk and cookies, like peanut butter and jelly, or maybe like you and your sweetheart! To help you celebrate, we’re taking your taste buds on a trip around the world with our chocolate truffles, with stops featuring the exotic flavours of Latin America, the Mediterranean and the Far East. As with any edible, we remind you that moderation is key.* Enjoy, and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Cannabis Chocolate Truffles

For all recipes
  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • 300 g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 60 g cannabis butter (learn how to make your own here)*
This section contains what you will need no matter which truffle you decide to make. Pick from any one of the three below this section.

Mexican Chocolate Truffles
Filling
  • 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp. vanilla extract
Coating
  • ⅔ cup cocoa powder

Turkish Coffee Truffles
Filling
  • ½ tsp. ground cardamom
  • 2 tbsp. coffee liqueur
Coating
  • ⅔ cup pistachios, chopped finely

Chinese 5-spice truffles
Filling
  • ½ tsp. Chinese 5-spice powder
  • 2 tbsp. bourbon whiskey
Coating
  • ⅔ cup confectioner’s sugar
Procedure
  1. Combine the chocolate and butter in a large bowl.
  2. Bring the whipping cream to a boil over medium heat. Remove from flame and pour over the chocolate and butter. Stir until the chocolate and butter are melted and a smooth consistency is reached.
  3. Add the filling ingredients of your choice and stir until evenly distributed.
  4. Pour the mixture into a container, making sure that the mixture is at least 3 cm deep.
  5. Refrigerate for 4 hours.
  6. Using a melon baller, scoop out individual balls of chocolate. Shape by rolling between your palms if needed.
  7. Roll in the coating of your choice and store in a covered container.
*Before you start cooking with cannabis extracts, always determine the dose that is appropriate for you and adjust the recipe as needed. As appropriate dosage varies from person to person, it is important to speak to your physician to find out what is right for you.

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