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Puffed Grain "Ninjin" Chocolate Truffles

Puffed Grain "Ninjin" Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate truffles with popped rice. The rice gives the chocolate a crispy texture that's indescribably delicious. Use whatever toppings you like!

Ingredients: makes about 10, 2 cm diameter truffles

Chocolate
140 g (2 chocolate bars)
Puffed grain "Ninjin"
1 packet
Decorative colored sprinkles , cocoa powder, etc
A small amount
Decorative nuts
A small amount

Steps

1. Here are the ingredients. That's it. "Ninjin" is delicious even on it's own.
2. Break up the chocolate bars into small pieces and melt in a double boiler.
3. Remove from the double boiler, add the "Ninjin" and mix. Be careful not to break the "Ninjin"!
4. Use a spoon to scoop out about 2 cm-sized pieces onto a plate. It's okay if the shapes are a little crooked here!! Store them in the refrigerator on the plate for 3 or 4 minutes.
5. Once the outsides have set a bit roll around in your hands with your desired toppings and make an oval shape (just like making regular truffles).
6. And they're complete. For the toppings I used cocoa powder, coconut, and colored sprinkles. I made these as a present for a friend whose child is starting school.

Story Behind this Recipe

I liked the puffed grain "Wheat Choco" and I wondered if I could make something using "Ninjin". The first time I made this was for Valentines Day in high school. I bought an ice cream sugar cone, coated the inside with melted chocolate, and stuck the "Ninjin" Chocolate Truffles on top like a real ice cream cone. That really takes me back...