Cinco de Mayo Mexican Spice Truffles

Mexican Spice Truffles

I’m a huge fan of mixing sweet and heat and these Mexican Spice Truffles are indisputably one of my favorite recipes! It only seems appropriate that I share this with you on Cinco de Mayo.

You’ll find yourself torn between eating the whole truffle in one bite, and making them last as long as possible. I think the latter is what some people call “self control”? Either way is totally acceptable, just don’t be surprised when all of a sudden they’re gone!

The ganache is sooo smooth and has just the right amount of kick from the spices. At first I was intimidated by the idea of making ganache. The word in itself makes it sound complicated, but in all actuality ganache is just cream, chocolate, and a little bit of butter. THAT’S IT. Mix in some spices, dip it in chocolate CandiQuik, and we’ve got ourselves a Cinco de Mayo fiesta!

Mexican Spice Truffles
Recipe type: Truffles
Serves: 30
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 5 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 (16 oz) package Chocolate CANDIQUIK
  • 2 squares Vanilla CANDIQUIK (optional)
  1. In a small saucepan, over medium-high heat, combine cream and spices. Cook, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to a rolling boil.
  2. Place chocolate chips in a medium bowl. Pour cream mixture over chocolate chips and let sit for 2 minutes. Stir until all chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.
  3. Add butter to warm ganache and mix well. Place in refrigerator for 1-2 hours until firm.
  4. Using a teaspoon, roll ganache into 1-inch sized balls. Return to the refrigerator and chill until firm.
  5. Melt CANDIQUIK according to package directions.
  6. Dip ganache balls in melted CANDIQUIK; allow excess coating to drip off.
  7. Place on wax paper and allow to set completely.
  8. Optional: Melt 2 squares of Vanilla CANDIQUIK, mix with spices to taste and drizzle over truffles.



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