Friday, September 2, 2011

Sweet Tooth

So I discovered the EASIEST truffle making recipe a few months back and made some truffles for mom for Mother's Day. As the recipe made a few dozen truffles, I shared amongst friends and they have been raving about it like I'm some sort of kitchen genius. If you are looking to impress someone with homemade goods, this does not get easier. Both ShoeGeek and I are fans of easy recipes so I guess this post is sort of for her.

See details below adapted from a recipe found on


* 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
* 3 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
* 3 cups Valrhona 65% dark chocolate, melted
* 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
* crushed almonds, chocolate flakes, sprinkles etc


In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until well blended. Stir in melted chocolate and vanilla until no streaks remain. Refrigerate for about 1 hour. Shape into 1 inch balls and roll truffle in grounded almonds or whatever you wish.

Other suggestions to try: I've made an alcoholic batch by adding a some whisky to the mixture before it cools. When adding the whisky, just make sure you aren't adding too much as you won't be heating the mixture up so the alcohol definitely stays in the chocolate.

The hardest part of this recipe might just be melting chocolate. If you've never melted chocolate before, I'd suggest using chocolate chips instead of large chunks of chocolate just to make managing the melting part a bit simpler.

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