Bizarre flavor combo — until you taste it

The Associated PressApril 30, 2014 

Chocolate truffles with tea and fresh basil? Yes!

Unusual as that combination may sound, it works surprisingly well to create a delicious, creamy truffle with hints of herby flavor. Think about it this way — we don’t hesitate to pair chocolate and mint. Basil isn’t all that far off in flavor, lending a pepperiness that acts as the perfect foil to the richness of the chocolate. And the tea — which pairs so well with sweets — lends a depth of flavor that ties everything together.

We like these truffles coated in lightly salted and chopped marcona almonds, but chocolate wafer cookies, pistachios or straight up cocoa powder all would be delicious, too.

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