Chocolate fans rejoice! Here’s a simple yet divine way to get your daily fix. Chocolate Malt Truffles also make a lovely hostess gift.
I was so tempted to call these chocolate malt truffles “Chocolate Malty Balls” but I wasn’t sure if everyone would get the joke. I’m referring to a South Park episode that aired around 15 years ago while I was in college. I sort of assume that’s a classic but I wonder sometimes if I’m not starting to show my age with certain references. Not that I’m old. But you know.
I was never a big fan of South Park and couldn’t tell you the last time I watched an episode. But I still remember when the show was young and I could not believe some of the stuff they were getting away with. I clearly remember watching the chocolate salty balls episode with friends as tears streamed down my face and we all laughed hysterically at how ridiculous it was. And I guess I’m still a bit immature because it cracks me up to this day.
Ok, if you have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about here’s a clip from the episode (NSF Mature People):
You should definitely, um, put my chocolate malty balls in your mouth. Because they’re really really good. And very easy to make.
I used King Arthur Flour’s Belcolade bittersweet chocolate disks but any high quality bittersweet (or semi-sweet) chocolate will work.
Chocolate Malt Truffles
- 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 5 tablespoons malted milk powder
- 2 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa powder
- 6 tablespoons malted milk powder
- Place bittersweet chocolate in a medium bowl.
- In a small saucepan, heat the heavy cream on medium-high heat. As it begins to simmer, whisk in the malt powder until well combined. Once the cream has just come to a boil, remove from heat and pour over the chocolate. With a heat proof spatula, stir until all the chocolate has melted and the mixture, also known as ganache, is combined.
- Allow the ganache to cool slightly, then cover the bowl with a towel and allow it to chill for several hours or overnight.
- Whisk together the cocoa and malt powder for the topping.
- Use a tablespoon to scoop out some chocolate and quickly roll it into a ball. Toss in the topping and set aside. Repeat until all of the chocolate has been used.
- The truffles will soften as they warm up so keep them refrigerated prior to serving.
Please read my full post for additional recipe notes, tips, and serving suggestions!
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Okay-I’m totally into these chocolate malt truffles- love the malted milk balls -pinning to make later;-)
Christina @ The Beautiful Balance\ says
I vote to change the title back to “Chocolate Malty Balls” ;)
Averie @ Averie Cooks says
I had malt powder in my hand 2 days ago at the store…but put it back b/c it was $5.99 for this big container and I literally needed 2 tbsp. Now…I wish I had bought it. Stunning!
And your corn cookies have been everywhere! Food sites, pinterest, etc.. Nice job on those!
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says
They look fantastic! After we watched a rerun of that episode a while back my husband actually suggested that I make chocolate salty balls! :P
Gosh these sound so incredible addicting!
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says
You are a genius for coming up with these!
Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs says
It sure is truffle season, and these look great Jen!
ashley - baker by nature says
So decadent and pretty… I want THESE for Valentine’s Day!
These look so good! I could definitely go for some of these for Valentine’s Day!! (and thanks for the link love!)
Elizabeth - SugarHero! says
So I’ve never seen South Park, but I still giggled at Chocolate Malty Balls–I think the name works! These sound amazing, sassy name or no sassy name. ;)
Katie (The Muffin Myth) says
Put ’em in your mouth and suck ’em! I love malt flavoured anything, and yet I have no idea where to find malted milk powder. This is something I need to figure out asap, because these chocolate malty balls look amazing! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.
JJ - 84thand3rd says
I nearly burst out laughing when I read this – then I nearly had a heart attack when you said is was 15 years ago, sigh. May as well eat chocolate ;D
I love the addition of malted milk powder! My husband is always asking for desserts that have malt powder in them since he is slightly obsessed with the stuff. . .now I have a new recipe! Thanks!
Your truffles and your photos are beautiful! These look like they would melt in your mouth.
These look so good. I love malted chocolate and truffles are always just the right size. I got your South Park reference. My son used to almost force me to watch the show with him from time to time. Even when in college he’d test me to see if I was keeping up. I would laugh so hard the entire time telling myself that my laughter was in bad taste! :-)