Part of a great unit study in chocolate
Heat the cream in a small pan on the stove until it is simmering. DO NOT BOIL.
Take the pan off the heat and add the grated chocolate into the cream. Let it sit for a few moments undisturbed until the cream starts to melt the chocolate. Once it starts to melt, stir until the mixture is creamy and smooth.
Now is the time to add flavouring if you wish. We decided to use orange and it tastes amazing!
If you really want a particular colour, add your colouring at this point too. We decided to add some orange to our orange flavoured truffles. Gel food colourings will give you the richest colours.
Refrigerate (uncovered) until firm. This takes 1 to 2 hours. You can transfer the mixture into a bowl for the refrigeration process.
Once set, use a teaspoon and scoop small balls of the truffle mixture and place them on a plate lined with parchment paper. You can shape the truffles with your hands, this is very messy! But kids will love this step in particular.
Refrigerate again until firm.
Roll the truffles in any coating you wish. You can use coconut, sprinkles, or even dip them in melted chocolate. If you are dipping them, then you will need to allow them to set up again in the fridge, but if you are just rolling them in a coating they are now ready to eat!