I am joining in the holiday cheer with rich and dark chocolate truffles! I found out from joyofbaking.com that they are called truffles as they are supposed to look like the real truffle fungus, so I didn't make mine very round and pretty. The cocoa powder is also meant to simulate the real 'dirt' that truffles grow in. I love the richness of truffles..and I think they make good gifts from the kitchen!
Dark Chocolate Rum Truffles (Recipe adapted from joyofbaking.com)
makes 30 small truffles (I made 25)
227g dark chocolate (70% cocoa), cut into small pieces
1/2 cup (120 ml) heavy whipping cream (double cream) (35-40% butterfat)