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Ancho Chile and Cinnamon Truffles

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“This recipe combines two of my favorite ingredients; chocolate and chiles. The recipe is the creation of the Union Square Grill.”
2hrs 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine ground ancho chili, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, heavy cream, and salt. Bring to a boil cover and steep for 2 hours.
  2. Chop Valrhona dark bitter chocolate into one-inch pieces.
  3. Bring spice-and-cream mixture back to a boil and add the chopped chocolate pieces. Mix until combined and smooth. If lumps remain, stir over a double boiler until smooth.
  4. Pour mixture into a parchment-lined two-inch half pan. Refrigerate until set.
  5. With a small spoon, scoop out 50 equally sized ganache balls. Roll and smooth the balls with your hands.
  6. Mix cocoa powder and ancho chili powder in a small bowl. Roll ganache balls in cocoa and chili mixture.

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