Candy Corn Truffles
A combination of classic white chocolate truffles and candy corn is a great combination for adults that are young at heart.
- 3/4 cup candy corn
- 2 2/3 ounces or 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 12 ounces finely chopped white chocolate
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 ounces or 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 pound white candy coating, for dipping
Adapted from candy.about.com
Take 1/4 cup of the candy corn, and finely chop it into small pieces. Set aside for now.
Place the cream in a small saucepan over medium heat, and bring it just to a boil. Once boiling, remove the pan from the heat and add the white chocolate to the saucepan, along with the pinch of salt. Whisk until the heat from the pan and cream melt the chocolate. The mixture will be very thick.
Add the room temperature butter to the bowl, and whisk until the ganache loosens up and is smooth and shiny.
Pour the ganache into a medium bowl, press a layer of cling wrap on top of the ganache, and let it cool completely to room temperature.
Once at room temperature, stir in the chopped candy corn. If you stir it into warm ganache, the candy corn will start to melt and will turn your ganache into a streaky mess. Refrigerate the ganache until it is firm enough to scoop and roll, about 2 hours.
Use a teaspoon or a 1-inch candy scoop to form balls of ganache and place them on a sheet of parchment. Dust your hands with a light layer of powdered sugar and roll the balls between your palms to get them perfectly round. If you have the time, let the truffles sit at cool room temperature overnight to dry and set the ganache. Otherwise, refrigerate them until they're firm.
Melt the white candy coating in the microwave, stirring after every 30 seconds to prevent overheating. Once melted and smooth, use dipping tools or a fork to dip a truffle into the melted coating.
Set the dipped truffle back on the baking sheet, and while the coating is still wet, press a whole candy corn on top of the truffle.
Repeat until all of the truffles are dipped and decorated. If you'd like, you can vary the decorations by topping the truffles with Halloween sprinkles, other candies, or drizzles of orange and yellow chocolate. Let the coating set completely before serving.
Store Candy Corn Truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. The candy corn pieces in the ganache will gradually lose their chew and become softer over time. For the best taste and texture, bring the truffles to room temperature before serving.