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Friday, April 11, 2008

Home Made Truffles

After my chocolate fondue post, I has a few requests for a truffle recipe.... so I will give what the people want. Here is my WONDERFULLY easy home made mini truffle recipe. All you need is...
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Truffle Filling
2 TBS whipping cream
2 TBS unsalted butter
1 cup milk chocolate chips

Coating
4 ounces chocolate (dark, milk, mint, white any)


1. Place cream and butter in microwave safe bowl and cook on high 30-40 secs until butter is melted. Place chocolate chips in cream mixture and stir until chocolate is melted. Cover and refrigerate 1-1.5 hours until mixture becomes firm yet pliable.

2. Line rimmed cookie pan with parchment paper, set aside. Working QUICKLY scoop, shape and roll 1/2teaspoon pf chocolate mixture in hands to form balls, then place on pan. When all have been molded place in freezer 35-40 min OR until ready to dip.

3. For the coating, place chocolate in 1-cup microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on 50% power 1-2 mins, stirring every 30 seconds until chocolate is melted. If you have a fondue pot or melting pot just ignore this and use your pot, it is a lot easier and you can't really mess it up. When chocolate is melting take a dipping fork (if you have one, if not I used a good toothpick and small ladle to pour over) and did into melted chocolate, let excess chocolate to drip back into bowl. Let truffles refrigerate for at least 15 mins.

4. To store, seal air tight Tupperware or baggies and they can be stored in the frig up to 2 weeks!

P.S. If you are wanting bigger truffles, just simple double the recipe or so and make bigger ones. I personally like the smaller ones cause they are rich and you can eat more. Also I used white chocolate when I made mine and they were great. Don't forget that you can also drizzle chocolate on them, roll them in powder, or add sprinkles or nuts.

32 comments:

  1. ooooohhhh!!! These look aweseome. I have my little chocolate dipper too! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. My kids love making those! I am a chocolate nut so of course I love this--yours is bit different than mine so I guess I am going to HAVE to try yours for the mere sake of comparision of course ;)

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  3. Divine! My diet is officially ruined. :)

    Heidi

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  4. You are making me want chocolate so early in the morning! Sounds good!

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  5. You are an enabler! Don't give me recipes to desserts!! Ahh!!!

    BTW, I want the recipe for what the baby had. lol (just kidding)

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  6. This is the same recipe that I use, and sometimes when I make them for "grown ups" I will add one or two tablespoons of Cointreau or Kahalua. It gives them a little more sinful quality.

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  7. I would like two dozen, please. Do you take credit cards? Have a great weekend. I should be cleaning.....Sigh

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  8. Yum! That sounds sooo good. And not too hard either.

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  9. Wow this sounds easy and so very tasty. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  10. My kids love to make truffles! We'll have to try your recipe for a change!

    Thanks for stopping by my "Ten Things Tuesday". I hope you'll join in with a list next week. It's been a real blessing!

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  11. posts like these need to come with a days notice so chocolate lovers like myself can come prepared and are better able to resist the urge to jump up, take stock of ingredients in the home and dive right into testing the recipe...LOL!!!!

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  12. Are you KIDDING me? You make your own truffles! I'm impressed.

    My idea of home-made truffle is opening up a box of Godiva and putting it on a plate. That's close enough, right?

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  13. Truffles rock. I used to make them every year for Christmas... maybe I will start making them again! These look fab.

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  14. If I give you my address, can you just drop some in the mail to me?? :)

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  15. OK. so you get the decadent post of the week award!

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  16. I soooo have to try this! And I love the video of the kiddo eating. Lucky for you, she doesn't do what my son did - throw up!!! Both of my kids threw up when they didn't like something. It took them about a week of eating only that food to get acclimated to the taste. However, I can say mine are excellent eaters now! I guess persistence pays off!

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  17. Wow! I've never tried making truffles...these don't look too hard!

    Can we trade pizzelle maker for chocolate melter...maybe just for a few weeks? :)

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  18. Thanks so much.... I just gained 5 pounds from reading this post!

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  19. I call this a death-to-my-diet recipe. I have bookmarked it for my Christmas cooking!

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  20. I saw the title of the post and had to skip it because I'm trying to get over my Sunday night treat thing... it's dangeous for the body. But, I did try out the taco salad soup tonight for dinner, and it was delicious. My husband loved it and loved the idea of lunch being ready when we got home from church. Thanks again!

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  21. Yuuuuuuuuuuum!!!


    Perhaps, you should let Lucy try one...since she was such a good sport over the baby food in the last post ;)

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  22. AMAZING! Thanks for sharing this one!

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  23. Rading your post just added 5lbs to my A$$! LoL

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  24. Oh, those look absolutely divine!! I really must try them when I'm feeling up to the task!

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  25. AWESOME! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  26. OK - you are really starting to make me feel like you moving from 'motherhood for dummies' into 'Martha's sidekick'. Those look great!

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  27. Sigh. I went through a homemade truffle period. Turns out I live in such a humid place you can't really get the ganache to form properly. Sigh.

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  28. Mmmmm, that looks sinfully delicious!!

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  29. these sound amazing! i'm definitely going to give them a try!

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