Part of a tasty chocolate unit study!
Heat the cream in a small pan on the stove until it is simmering. DO NOT BOIL.
Take the pan off the heat and put the grated chocolate into the cream. Let it sit for a few moments until the cream starts to melt the chocolate. Once it starts to melt, stir until the mixture is creamy and smooth.
Add optional flavouring. We found cherry was absolutely delicious, but have also used orange and peppermint with great success.
Refrigerate (uncovered) until firm, approximately 1 hour.
Once firm, use a teaspoon and scoop small balls of the truffle mixture and place them on a plate lined with parchment paper. You can shape them with your hands but be aware it is messy! Kids will love this step.
Refrigerate until firm again.
Dredge (or roll) the truffle balls in a good quality cocoa powder or other coating.