Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Chocolate Truffles Recipe Round-Up for National Chocolate Candy Day

Today is National Chocolate Candy Day. So in order to celebrate, I thought I'd do a Truffle Recipe Round-up. Most of these recipes are simple, and you probably have all the ingredients.  Besides links to specific truffle recipes, I've added a new recipe for Kahlua Truffles. Scroll to the end! Simple and delicious!

Don't have time to make truffles? Your favorite chocolatier has lots of varieties!

Chocolate Honey Truffles

Milk Chocolate Truffles

Blue Cheese Truffles

Chocolate Espresso Truffles

Eggnog Truffles

Champagne Truffles

Oreo Truffles

Candy Corn Truffles

Mexican Chocolate Truffles

Kahlua Chocolate Truffles

1/4 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons Kahlua
7 ounces dark chocolate, 60-75% cacao, broken
4 tablespoons sweet butter, softened
Unsweetened cocoa

Heat cream in a small heavy pan until reduced to 2 tablespoons.
Remove from heat then stir in kahlua and chocolate.
Return to low heat and stir until chocolate melts.
Whisk in softened butter.
When mixture is smooth pour into a shallow bowl and refrigerate about 40 minutes.
Scoop chocolate with teaspoon or small cookie scoop and shape into 1" balls.
Roll balls in unsweetened cocoa.
Store truffles covered in refrigerator.
Let truffles stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.


Mary said...

The choices couldn't be better for National Chocolate Day. These sound wonderful. I hope you've had a great holiday. Blessings...Mary

Richard Goutal said...

It's really chocolate candy day? Who declared it? Just curious. It seems that EVERY day is chocolate candy (or cookie) day in my life. I'm afraid if I elevate today by celebrating it, I may just pass out from a chocolate overdose.

Janet Rudolph said...

Each food holiday has a history, and I usually consult The Nibble about them. There's a wonderful blog on hiatus right now that deals with food holidays: http://monthsofediblecelebrations.blogspot.com/

Velvet625 said...

Oh, they all sound fabulous!! I can't wait to make some of the Kahlua Truffles...