How to make chocolate truffles, the easiest candy with the biggest reward

Use a serrated knife to shave the chocolate bar into thin pieces. This will make the chocolate melt more quickly when you pour the hot cream over it. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Roll the truffles in the coating of your choice, maybe cocoa powder, granulated sugar, sprinkles or nuts. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Truffles are made from that wonderful brown goo the kids like to call “ganache.” Rhymes with “panache.” Ganache is chocolate melted with heavy cream. You’ve probably eaten ganache in a thousand cakes.