A while back my baby sister asked...no, actually more like begged me to help her make these. I really cherish the times I have with my family especially my younger sisters, having lost our mother 10 months ago made me feel more maternal and protective towards them so when I found time (long weekend because of Holy Week) I grabbed the chance and we set aside an afternoon making these yummy treats. I love anything chocolate, and one of the best ingredients to combine with chocolate in my opinion is alcohol, which this recipe both have. It's quite easy to make and only took about 3 hours of the afternoon, including refrigeration.
500 grams chocolate (we used unsweetened, but you can use bittersweet)
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup cream
1/4 cup cognac
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup ground walnuts
Chop chocolate roughly, set aside. In a glass or stainless steel bowl melt butter and cream over a double boiler. Take off heat and pour the cognac. Add to chopped chocolate and mix until combined. Refrigerate until firm (about 2 hours).
Form into balls and roll in powdered sugar or cocoa powder or chopped walnuts. Flavors can be combined as well.
Cognac Truffles in Powdered Sugar