Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Truffles

These truffles are so easy to make and they satisfy that craving for a bit of chocolate...the hardest thing is not to reach for that second one:) These would make a nice little gift for that chocolate lover on your list.

What you need:
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 cups very finely chopped good quality semisweet chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or any other flavor

Preparation:

  1. Bring whipping cream just to boiling point in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat immediately.
  2. Add chopped chocolate and vanilla.
  3. Stir till mixture is completely smooth. Pour in a bowl, cover and refrigerate for a couple of hours or overnight.
  4. Scoop out heaping teaspoons of the firmed up chocolate and quickly roll into balls. I scooped 3 or 4 at a time, rolled them in balls and then in the coating. You will want to wash your hands often as this part is a bit messy.
  5. Roll balls in finely chopped toasted pecans, coconut or dip them in chocolate. Other options are rolling them in cookie sprinkles or rice krispies.
  6. Store in an airtight container in fridge.

Yields: 25 homemade truffles

22 comments:

  1. Definitely making these for my father in-law!

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  2. one of each please :)

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  3. oh yum!!! I make homemade candies for gifts, so I will try these...... how pretty & yummy!!

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  4. They really are lovely looking and I love easy :0)

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  5. God I love truffles- I may have to give this a go.....

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  6. Pigs love truffles and I love them too, well this kind of any way. Thanks. JB

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  7. This looks like a nice change of pace from my normal holiday baking. Thank you for sharing these yummy looking recipes!
    Donna

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  8. These look delicious and easy to make! I never knew they were that easy! My daughter and I might just have to try these out. Thanks! :0)

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  9. if you add mint or almond extract you can have different flavors too! I love the mint truffle flavor!!

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  10. Hey girls! I have added your blog to my blog roll and have also given you an award! Please stop by and pick it up when you've got a few extra minutes....and those truffles look amazing! Blessings~ Deb http://trustinghim4ever.wordpress.com

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  11. OH. Wow. I am definitely making these for Christmas!! Thanks for posting!

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  12. Betty, my beautiful friend, once again you are reading my mind. I have been looking at truffle recipes, hemming and hawing over which to try as I've never made them before. Well, know I'm going to make yours, because I KNOW you are a fabulous cook. Will be bringing these to the family Thanksgiving festivities. Thank you.

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  13. beautiful truffles! wow! they look simple enough but, so lovely!!! going to have to try these and SOON! thanks for posting!

    -meg @ http://clutzycooking.blogspot.com/

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  14. silly question? what would be high quality semi sweet? purchased from a chocolate shop or with grocery store do. thxs!!

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  15. Northern Lights..it's not a silly question. I bought my chocolate at the grocery store, I bought Lindt's dark semisweet chocolate bar. You can also buy baking chocolate but I wanted a 'richer taste' for my truffles and so picked a good quality chocolate bar. A huge bar I might add:)

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  16. I was wondering if you could freeze these truffles. You mentioned to store in a closed container in the refrigerator. How long would they keep in the fridge? They look sooo delicious.
    Elvira

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  17. They look fantastic! Hope you saved some for us to sample! Ali

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  18. Elvira..the truffles should store a few weeks in the fridge.
    I have never frozen them but have read that you can.
    Ali..when these are gone I'll make more:)

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  19. I made these up last weekend & they turned out wonderfully! Except I left it in the fridge too long & it was quite hard, so I left it sit on the counter for a few hours & it was better. I'm not sure how you did such a wonderful job rolling them into balls - mine looked like deformed lumps, even with sprinkles on them! But they tasted good regardless! I may have to make some for Christmas with my family!

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  20. I made mine today & they turned out wonderful.....yummy!!!!!! So simple to do!!

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