How to Make Chocolate Truffles for Your Sweetheart


It’s Valentine’s Day! While I’m sure you already have something amazing planned for your sweetie (you do, don’t you?) I thought I’d share a quick and easy truffle recipe, in case you’re still looking for something to whip up!  Homemade chocolates will show your Valentine that you’d rather spend time making a special treat than run to the store and buy something.

While chocolate truffles may seem a bit advanced, they are actually as easy as can be!  Buy a few ingredients, follow a few steps, and you’ll have some freshly prepared chocolates in no time!  Here’s how to make them:

Chocolate Truffles
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Ingredients:
* 1/2 C. unsalted butter, softened
* 2 1/3 C. confectioners sugar
* 1/2 C. cocoa
* 1/4 C. heavy or whipping cream
* 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
* Centers: pecan, walnuts, whole almonds or after-dinner mints
* Coatings: coconut, crushed nuts, confectioners sugar

Directions

1. Cream butter in large mixer bowl.
2. Combine 2 1/2 C. confectioners’ sugar and the cocoa; add alternately with cream and vanilla to butter. Blend well.
3. Chill until firm.
4. Shape small amount of mixture around desired center; roll into 1 inch balls.
5. Drop into desired coating and turn until well covered. Chill until firm.

Makes about 3 dozen truffles.

If you’re looking for something a little bit snazzier, try some of these tasty truffle recipes:
Apricot Orange Truffles
Spicy Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate Mocha Truffles
White Chocolate Truffles
Strawberry Fudge Truffles
Chocolate Walnut Truffles
Peanutty Chocolate Truffles

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