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Valentine’s Day Chocolate Truffles

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Valentine’s Day chocolate truffles are made with a chocolate ganache inside and then coated in red, white, and pink chocolate and sprinkles.

 

Homemade chocolate truffles are surprisingly easy to make. The inside chocolate is a chocolate ganache that is allowed to get thick and then chilled. The ganache is then rolled into balls and dipped in another coating of thinner chocolate to create the truffle. You can also roll the ganache truffles into chopped nuts or coconut instead of coating them in chocolate. 

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Truffles

 

Valentine’s Day Truffles Ingredients:

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Truffles Instructions:

In a large bowl melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 30-second intervals. If you don’t have a microwave, you can also melt the chocolate on the stove. Technically, you are supposed to melt chocolate on a stovetop using a double-boiler. But you can also just melt it over direct heat. Just make sure to keep the heat on low and stir continuously so the chocolate doesn’t burn. 

Once the chocolate chips are completely melted, add the heavy cream and stir until you have a nice smooth chocolate mixture. This is a ganache – the mix of chocolate and heavy cream. You can also thin out a ganache to cover cakes like in this Flourless Chocolate Cake, which is also great for Valentine’s Day. 

Stir in the butter, salt, and vanilla extract, if using. Stir until smooth. Place the chocolate mixture in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

Once the chocolate has chilled, remove it from the fridge. Use a spoon to scoop out tablespoon-size balls of chocolate. Roll in your hand to form a ball. Place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper or parchment. Repeat until all the chocolate has been used. Place in the freezer to harden.

While the truffles are in the freezer, melt the colored baking chips and the white chocolate chips, in separate bowls.
Using a fork, dip the frozen truffles in the melted chocolate. Allow the excess to drip off.
Top with sprinkles.

Place back on the cookie sheet and allow the chocolate to set. You may need to refrigerate these when storing. 

 

Valentine's Day Chocolate Truffles

Valentine's Day Chocolate Truffles

Valentine's Day chocolate truffles are made with a chocolate ganache inside and then coated in red, white, and pink chocolate and sprinkles.

 

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces of chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
  • 1 cup colored baking chips
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 30-second intervals. You can use a double boiler to melt the chocolate. 
  2. Add the heavy cream and stir until melted. 
  3. Add the butter, salt, and vanilla extract, if using. Stir until smooth. 
  4. Place the chocolate mixture in the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours. 
  5. Once the chocolate is firm, remove from the fridge and use a spoon or a cookie scoop to scoop out tablespoon-size balls of chocolate. Roll the balls in your hand to form a ball. Place on a baking sheet. Repeat until all the chocolate has been used. 
  6. Once all of the mixture has been made into balls, P\place the cookie sheet in the freezer to harden. 
  7. While the truffles are in the freezer, melt the colored baking chips and the white chocolate chips, in separate bowls. 
  8. Using a fork, dip the frozen truffles in the melted chocolate. Allow the excess to drip off. 
  9. Top with sprinkles. 
  10. Place back on the cookie sheet to set. You may need to store these in the refrigerator.
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