dark chocolate truffles

lavender cream chocolate truffles

Welcome to dark chocolate week! Even better, two weeks!

I think this is my favorite Meatless Monday project yet, and it was something I made for my mom for Mother’s Day. Mom loves lavender, both the color and the scent. When I was little [click to continue…]

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spicy chipotle chocolate ganache truffles

Several years back, I was driving on the FREEWAY. An SUV passed by me, and the kid in the back seat threw something out the window. It hit my windshield, made me swerve, ticked me off! I caught up with the guy, who pulled over. I pulled over in front of their car, GOT OUT of my car (yep, on the freeway) and [click to continue…]

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dark chocolate mint truffles

I had a conversation about tempering chocolate the other day.

Actually, the conversation was partly about how I am doing it wrong – this is my own declaration. I do not use a double boiler, I do not use glass bowls over water, I definitely do not use a microwave (okay, so I am not doing it completely wrong…)

dark chocolate mint truffles

If you have read any of my previous truffle recipes, you may already know this – all I do is chop chocolate, then melt it in a pan at the absolutely lowest setting my gas stove allows, stirring constantly and rapidly with a spatula. That’s it.

Works every time, and whether dipping truffles or painting chocolate into molds for filled truffles, it hardens into the shiny coating you find sparkling back at you from the chocolate counter at the candy store.

These truffles have a rich melty center with the perfect hint of mint. I am making them for my valentine, and for a few well deserving friends…

Today I am not only sharing with you my absolute favorite truffle recipe ever, but I have a giveaway as well – with four winners!

dark chocolate mint truffles

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Mmm, yum.

I recently made truffles for my dad… for this birthday (another instance of what do you give the man who has everything?). Dad grew up in Hawaii, so his was a special recipe and I will share it soon. Delicious, I tell you what – Hawaii = guava.

Dad’s truffles were adapted from my dark chocolate apricot truffle recipe, which is another favorite around here, they do not last long.

spabettie is featured in another cookbook – my dark chocolate apricot truffles will be in the upcoming Foodie cookbook that focuses on ‘back to school’ and recipes that are easy, tasty and kid-friendly.

Dark chocolate apricot truffles taste amazing and could not be easier to make.

I often make these and don’t even get to the chocolate covering:

Without the chocolate dip, I call these raw apricot bites. You may never hear about them, because I could make a batch and they’d be gone within a day. These are simple, nutritious and best of all, delicious.

But then, come on. You have to give them a dark chocolate bath:

Want the recipe? Please visit here.

 

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