In the heart of the Goon Docks near Astoria, Oregon lived a group of teenagers who upon learning of the impending forfeiture of their parent’s homes, unite for one last weekend together. When they happen upon an old pirate coin and a treasure map, they see an opportunity to help save their neighborhood. Little did they know, their quest would lead them underground chasing the legend of One-Eyed Willy and on the run from a fugitive, mobster family. A winding tale of suspense, romance, laughter and true friendship is told in this 1980’s cinema cult classic.
This recipe is inspired by Chunk and his signature dance, the “Truffle Shuffle.” His friend Sloth might prefer a Baby Ruth but as long as there is chocolate… Here’s a quick clip to get you in the right mood! And if you’re throwing a Goonies party, then these truffles are a must!
These ganache filled truffles from Chef Cherylin are a quick and easy way to impress guests or give as a gift. You can use this recipe as a base and add liqueur to the filling to customize the flavor!
- 12 ounces high-quality chocolate, chopped (semi or bittersweet)
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter
- ⅓ cup heavy cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
1. In a double boiler, or in a glass bowl fitted over a pot, bring water to a simmer and turn off. Then melt the chocolate, butter and heavy cream in the bowl or double boiler. Stir until the mixture is smooth.
2. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla.
3. Pour mixture into a dish and cool to room temperature.
4. Once cooled, cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and using a small scoop or melon baller, scoop out mixture and roll into one inch balls. If your mixture is too firm to work with, leave the mixture out until it becomes easier to scoop. Depending on if your hands are warm or not, the ganache might start to melt with contact with your hands. You can wear gloves or I ran my hands under cold water occasionally to cool down.
6. Place sheet filled with ganache balls in the fridge to chill while you prepare coatings. You can coat the truffles in cocoa powder, roll in nuts, or dip in chocolate to finish.
Refrigerate truffles until you are ready to serve.
You can incorporate a number of flavors into your truffles to customize the flavor. Espresso, hazelnut extract, Nutella and spirits such as Kahlua, Baileys, Amaretto and Rum.
When the ganache reaches room temperature after initial mixing, allow it to sit for an additional half hour before adding in any alcohol so that it doesn’t burn off.
These bite-sized treasures will please all the guests at your Goonies themed party but are easy enough to make for any soiree. In fact, they would go especially well at this Emoji party!
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