Thursday, February 17, 2011

Food: Valentine's Day in the Making (Chocolate Truffle Recipe!!)

Valentine's Day for us included a lot of baking!  Of course Bee & Bug helped out . . . 

 Chocolate Truffles:  chocolate vanilla & mexican chocolate--delicious!

 Decorating was fun too.  I made these--super simple--a Martha Stewart tutorial referred to me from my friend Summer, who made beautiful decorations for her daughter's craft party!

I loved the chocolate truffles!  And they were so easy that you have to have the recipe and make them so you can impress all your friends with your candy making skills!  :)  (You don't have to tell them they were easy!)

Recipe for the Chocolate Truffles:

3 cups chocolate chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 Tbsp. Vanilla

Heat chocolate chips & milk over stove until chocolate is melted.  Remove from heat.  Add vanilla. 

For Mexican chocolate truffles, add 1 tsp. almond extract and 1 tsp. cinnamon (or to taste!)

Refrigerate for about 1-2 hours, until dough is formable.  Form into small balls and roll in sprinkles, cocoa, cinnamon and sugar, coconut, or whatever your heart desires!  Enjoy--in moderation!