Total Time: 2 hours
Ingredients: 8 oz best-quality bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1/2 cup coconut milk (with fat) or substitute with 1/2 cup heavy cream
Assorted toppings, such as chopped almonds and/or other nuts, crushed peppermint candies, cocoa powder, etc…
1. Place chocolate in a medium bowl. Bring cream to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; pour over chocolate. Let sit 2 to 3 minutes, then whisk until smooth. Refrigerate (uncovered) until somewhat firm, about 1 hour.
2. Spoon mounds (2 level teaspoons each) of chocolate mixture onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper. Return to refrigerator 15 minutes.
3. With your hands, roll mounds into balls. Place desired coatings in shallow bowls; roll balls in coatings, pressing in and covering completely. Return to baking sheet; chill until set, about 30 minutes.