chocolate truffles

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~ peppermint ~

~ orange ~

~ coconut ~

~ cayenne ~

Hello my lovelies! Here is the 7th surprise in the “Week of Valentine Treats” line up. I hope you’ve enjoyed the romantic posts this year. I made up a batch of these delicious, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate mousse truffles. These little yummies would make a wonderful Valentine gift for your sweetie. They’re surprisingly easy (even if they are a bit messy) to put together. Enjoy with your favorite dessert wine, champagne or espresso!

I made 4 different flavors this time, but you can make all one flavor if you like.

12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips

4 egg yolks

1 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

2 and 2/3 cup powdered sugar

sprinkles, cocoa powder, chocolate shots, toasted coconut, cinnamon & sugar for rolling

assorted liqueurs and flavor extracts

In a small saucepan, slowly melt the chocolate chips over very low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. In a table top mixer, or using a hand held electric mixer, cream the yolks, butter and cream. Slowly add the powdered sugar and mix until completely incorporated and smooth. Pour the cooled chocolate into the sugar/egg mixture. Mix well. If you want to make separate flavors, divide the mixture into different bowls. Using seperate spoons, add 1 teaspoon flavored extract or liqueur to each bowl. I used creme de menthe, for the mint truffles, Grand Marnier for the orange truffles, Malibu rum for the coconut truffles, and 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper + 1 teaspoon vanilla for the cayenne truffles. Mix flavorings in until evenly incorporated, cover, label each bowl so you can tell them apart later and refrigerate until the chocolate truffle mixture is firm enough to handle. Shape into 1 inch balls, roll in desired ingredients and chill until ready to serve!

Enjoy!

~Melissa

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  15 comments for “chocolate truffles

  1. February 16, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Hi Melissa – you can’t beat a good truffle – I love the look of your coconut ones especially… outrageously pretty. I didn’t actually make truffles in years. Maybe it’s time to fix this ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Melissa
      February 16, 2012 at 3:45 pm

      ooh! no time like the present ๐Ÿ™‚ these were very easy to make. messy to roll out, but what can you do? the sacrifices we make for chocolate I guess. Thanks for commenting!

  2. February 17, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Melissa, you know just how to tempt me, these all look wonderful, and your pictures make me just want to reach out and grab one off the computer screen. You know I had to Pin.

    • Melissa
      February 17, 2012 at 9:38 pm

      hee hee ๐Ÿ™‚ enjoy, Joan!

  3. February 20, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Hi Melissa,
    Oh my what an elegant treat! I would love one of each please.
    Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a fabulous week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    • Melissa
      February 20, 2012 at 12:50 pm

      Thanks for hosting, Miz Helen! I’ll for sure be back. enjoy the recipe ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Beverley
    November 16, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Gorgeous Melissa and I will be making these for Christmakkah xoxo

    • Melissa
      November 16, 2012 at 6:39 pm

      thanks so much Beverley! enjoy!

  5. Susanne
    November 17, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Truffles are one of my favorite things in life. Thank you so much for this recipe!

    • Melissa
      November 17, 2012 at 8:56 pm

      Hi Susanne! My pleasure! enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. August 15, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Oh my….those look sooo yummy!

    • Melissa
      August 16, 2013 at 12:09 am

      Thanks, Becky! Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚ XO

  7. Denise
    May 20, 2014 at 2:39 am

    Hi Melissa! They look delicious & will definitely be making some. This isn’t an advert but we sell alcoholic fruit liqueurs, spiced rum, toffee vodka & a ginger liqueur (as well as other alcoholic beverages!) and I shall take great delight in experimenting with them in your recipe. You mention 12 oz quantity but can you please tell me what the equivalent measurements are for the cup quantities & also, what is the UK equivalent for Heavy Whipping Cream please?

  8. Melissa
    May 22, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Hi Denise ๐Ÿ™‚
    The chocolate amount would equal 1 and 1/2 cups…
    1/2 cup = 120 ml.

    Here’s a conversion chart I found online for further reference. Hope it helps! XO ~M

    http://www.eating-for-england.com/conversions-and-equivalents/

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