The Truffle Shuffle

Happy Valentine’s day readers! I hope you all will be showered with love, flowers, chocolates, and super tasty food (most important) today! I’m single so I’m wearing black and will be spending my evening finishing a cake pop order for a kid’s birthday party this weekend. But don’t feel bad for me. I will be surrounded by cake and chocolate all evening, so I’m good to go!

To honor this very sweet “holiday”, I competed in Sally’s monthly baking challenge to make chocolate truffles. These actually were not as difficult as I thought they would be. You mainly melt down a few ingredients and combine them, let them set up, and then roll the chocolate into balls and into various toppings.

The toppings I chose were pretty standard: Valentine’s Day sprinkles, Cocoa powder, chopped walnuts, and chocolate sprinkles. If you guys have ever wanted to make truffles, I suggest you start here. It’s definitely a good starting point.

Now, I don’t have visual proof yet, because I haven’t had a chance to finish them, but I decided to shake things up a bit. For a few truffles, before I rolled the chocolate into a ball, I flattened it, put a maraschino cherry in the middle and wrapped the chocolate around the cherry. After it set up in the fridge, I dipped the whole truffle in melted dark chocolate. I still need to clean them up and maybe add a little decoration. I can’t wait to try them and let you know how they went. I’ll update this article when they’re done.

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! -Jen

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