1/2 cup heavy cream
Mint or orange flavoring, optional
8 ounces chocolate, cut into small pieces
1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder (to desired hotness)
2 pounds chopped chocolate, for coating
Cocoa, ground nuts, powdered sugar, espresso beans, for garnishing, optional
Because the dipping chocolate has not been tempered, the truffles, if not kept refrigerated, will get a white cast or white streaks, known as blooming. This is only visual and will not affect the taste.