02 February 2012

chocolate truffles

Pin It So, I know how you are.  You probably think Valentine's Day is for dopes and don't see the point of such a silly hallmark holiday.  You love your significant other all of the days of the year, why would you pay extra attention to them on February 14th?

I know that you probably think this way because I have thought this way.  I also know that somewhere around February 12th I start to play into the hype and want to do something special for my guy.  I mean, why wouldn't I totally indulge in an extra holiday full of love??  I dare you this Valentine's Day to make these chocolate truffles for the one you cherish.  Don't buy them an ipad.  Okay, you can totally buy them an ipad. But, make them these chocolate truffles, too!


These are a super quick, easy version of chocolate truffles.  They usually have a hard shell (which you can totally do by just dipping them in some melted chocolate), but I like them this way.  Much easier and just as pretty.


Recipe for Easy Chocolate Truffles
1/2 cup heavy cream
8 oz favorite chocolate (I used semi sweet)
confectionary sugar, cocoa powder, and chopped nuts (for coating)

First, make your ganache.   Pour your chocolate into a medium sized bowl.  Bring the cream to a simmer and pour onto chocolate.  Wait about a minute and begin stirring together.  It helps if you start in the middle and work your way to the edges to keep everything nice and smooth.  Cover with plastic and pop in the fridge.

It's going to have to sit in the fridge for a few hours to set up.  In the meantime, gather ingredients for coating your truffs and curl your hair.  You got a hot date tonight, valentine baby!


When ganache is hardened, use a teaspoon to scoop out small balls of chocolate.  Roll in between your hands until they are as round and smooth as you can get them (warning: chocolate mess!).  Roll them in cocoa powder, chopped nuts (I used hazelnuts, duh!), and powdered sugar.


Present them to your lover (or friend or mom) and tell them how much you love them!  I know, you do it every day anyway, but why not do it with chocolate truffles today?

2 comments:

  1. I love those truffles and they're nice looking. I wish my dentist in Omaha would allow me to eat as many sweets as I want despite my recent dental treatments.

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  2. Oh man, I'm the type of person who can't resist the temptation of sweets. If I see them I just got to have them like the ones shown above. The only problem with this is it gave me a lot of cavities. The dentists in Lubbock helped in treating these, and now I'm trying as much as possible to control my addiction to sweets.

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