Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!
I hope it is going to be a sweet one for all of you. 🙂
This post is going to be a short one but I hope you won’t be disappointed! 🙂
Have you ever made chocolate truffles?
It’s very easy! And fun. 🙂 There is melted chocolate involved and then rolling in coatings, like cocoa powder or coconut, or crushed nuts! You get the drift 🙂
You can make them using your favorite flavors: Grand Marnier, Frangelico, any flavor oil or extract. Whatever makes you happy these days 🙂
I used Frangelico for my Hubby and me and vanilla extract for our daughters. Our 8 month old son, even tough he couldn’t taste these little balls of chocolate-y goodness – was highly interested in their shape and wanted to roll them in cocoa too! ( His big sisters had lots of fun with that! )
Easy Chocolate Truffles
4 oz semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/4 c heavy cream
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp sugar
flavoring: if using liqu@r like Grand Marnier or Frangelico – use 1 Tbsp, if using extract: use 1 tsp, if using flavor oils: use 1 drop
coatings: cocoa powder, coconut, chopped nuts, etc.
note: You can easily double the recipe; this one make about 15 small truffles, but maybe even more if you don’t keep tasting the truffle mixture every time you pass the fridge :D.
Place your chocolate into a medium mixing bowl and set aside.
Pour the heave cream into a microwave safe measuring cup, add the sugar and butter and heat to boil. Keep an eye on it or it will boil over. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and let stand for 3 – 5 minutes. Whisk until smooth. Add your flavoring and whisk again. Go ahead, taste it! Add more flavoring to your likings. 🙂 Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 3 hrs or overnight, so the mixture can set.
Scoop the truffle mixture with a teaspoon, roll into a ball shape between the palms of your hands. Next, roll in the desired coating: cocoa powder, shaved coconut, powdered sugar, finely chopped nuts, sprinkles etc.