Honey-Chocolate Truffles By Catskill Provisions

Chocolate has plenty of traditional pairings: nuts and caramel, to name a few.

In its new line of handcrafted truffles ($50 for a nine-piece box), Catskill Provisions has married the classic confection with a more complicated partner: honey.

Founder Claire Marin thought that the raw honey produced on her Long Eddy, New York, property, with its natural maple notes, would pair well with chocolate. Still, she had to go through several iterations to achieve just the right balance.

After working with several chocolatiers, she settled on 70 percent dark Belgian chocolate, which both coats the truffles and is incorporated into a ganache filling made with crystallized honey and New York State organic cream.

The truffles also receive a final dusting of cocoa powder; the resulting treats simply buzz with honey flavor.

But the sweetest part? The truffles have no added alcohol or preservatives. Which means that they should be eaten within about 10 days (or five weeks, if kept in the fridge).

That shouldn't be a problem.