These little gingerbread truffles not only look like gingerbread men, but they taste like gingerbread. I adapted this recipe from Peter’s Chocolate and love how the spice and molasses flavor compliment the milk chocolate. If you don’t have a gingerbread man silicone mold you can just scoop and roll these in some cocoa powder or even dip them in chocolate. Any way you make them they are really a nice Christmas treat.
Gingerbread Truffles (makes 24)
2/3 cups heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons molasses
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
16 ounces good quality milk chocolate, finely chopped
disposable icing bag or heavy duty zip top bag
Wilton Silicone 24 Cavity Gingerbread Mold
Allow truffles to come to room temperature before serving. You can place them in a candy dish or on a serving tray for your Christmas celebration. If you have time and the inclination, you can even decorate these gingerbread men with frosting, melted chocolate, and candies. Have fun!
Keep them stored in an airtight container. If kept in a cool dry place they will keep up to two weeks. If you keep them refrigerated they will keep for about three weeks.
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