This spicy dessert was super easy to make and the ingredients were super cheap. Dark chocolate is my absolute favorite and the cayenne gives the perfect amount of kick. These truffles were inspired by Maddie Frazer, my neighbor and fellow Spoonie. We definitely ate them all.

#SpoonTip: Always lick the spoon!

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Ryl Johann Dorado

Dark Chocolate Cayenne Truffles

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:1 hr
  • Total Time:1 hr 5 mins
  • Servings:25
  • Easy


  • 1.5 cups heavy cream
  • 3 cups dark chocolate
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon or to taste
  • Cocoa powder
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Lauren Tucker
  • Step 1

    Measure out 1.5 cups of heavy cream. In a pot, bring the cream to a simmer.

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  • Step 2

    Add dark chocolate and stir until melted and combined.

  • Step 3

    Add 1/4 teaspoon cayenne and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Stir until combined.

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  • Step 4

    Pour into a pan QUICKLY (ingredients will burn!) and spread evenly. Freeze for an hour or until hardened.

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  • Step 5

    Once hardened, use a spoon to scoop out the batter and roll each chunk into a ball. Coat each truffle in a thin layer of cocoa powder. Store in fridge for best shape.

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  • Step 6

    Put cocoa powder in the container to keep the truffles looking perfect.

  • Step 7


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    Ryl Johann Dorado

Keep the truffles in the fridge and pull them out whenever you need a little bit of chocolate in your life. Make sure you share... or don't. I don't judge.