Sunday, December 27, 2009

Chocolate Truffles

Here’s an easy Chocolate Truffles that we love and I know you will too. These bite size handmade truffles are rich, elegant and stylish. They are great as holiday gifts or even for parties. Instead of picking up a box of chocolate from the chocolate shop why not make it yourself. They are simply delicious and surprisingly easy to make. You can add any flavors to the chocolate from citrus peel, coffee, spices, vanilla or liqueur. While cocoa powder is the traditional used for coating, these truffles can also be coated in confectioners’ sugar, toasted and chopped nuts, shredded coconut or even shaved chocolate.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup heavy cream
8 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 tbsp of Bailey’s or any flavor you like
Toasted chopped nuts, cocoa power, chopped candies etc (for coating truffles)

1. Over medium heat brings the cream to a boil to boil. . Immediately pour hot cream over the chocolate and stir until smooth.
2. Stir in the Bailey’s. Refrigerate until chocolate mixture until it is firm enough to roll into balls. It might take2 hours.
3. Using a small melon baller or ice cream scoop, form 1” balls. Then place the truffle into the prepared coating. Move the truffle around to coat. Place the truffles in small paper cups and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.

9 comments:

meeso said...

That is too temping! They look wonderful!

Sonia said...

My kids will love this, will try out soon. Thanks for sharing.

sayantani said...

so cute looking truffles. love love love this plate...

Zoe said...

Wow. They look awesome. I have one bag of semi-chocolate at home. Hmm..I always thought truffles are so hard to make, but your recipe is easy. I will make it today. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Big Boys Oven said...

A belated Christmas wish from us, and not least a jolly good ew year to you! :)

Zoe said...

Gert,
I made the chocolate truffles yesterday. They are so yummy. Thank you for your recipe.

Check them out.
http://trucvy-zoe.blogspot.com/2009/12/assorted-chocolate-truffles.html

-Zoe

Little Corner of Mine said...

Definitely make a great gift and so much cheaper to make at home. They charge a bomb for something so easy to make.

Ellie said...

Love the little pink on the truffles! Lovely color and wonderful christmas gift!

ICook4Fun said...

Meeso, thank you.

Sonia, hope your kids like these.

Sayantani, :)

Zoe, you are welcome.

BBQ Happy New Year to you and Sunny.

Zoe, I saw it at your blog and they turn out well :)

LCOM, yes much cheaper and not as sweet :)

Ellie, yes I gave these to some of my friends for Christmas :)