Saturday, December 21

MAKE IT: Milk Chocolate Cherry Truffles

Truffles make a great Handmade Valentine's Day gift. They are easy, can be made in a variety of flavors, and look great when packaged. Here is a great recipe for a classic truffle favorites!

Full time 3 1/2 hours, includes 2 hour refrigeration setting time
Makes approximately 24 truffles

You will need:

1 10oz bag chocolate chips, get the better brand not store brand. (I use  Ghirardelli baking chips for this.)
1/4 cup finely diced cherry pieces 
6 tbsp heavy cream
2 tbsp butter, diced into 8 pieces
1 tsp corn syrup

Colored Sprinkles or sanding sugar

Let us begin:

In a microwave safe bowl place chocolate and butter.

Microwave for 30 seconds.

Give it a good stir then microwave again for 30 seconds.

Give a good stir and then set bowl ontop of a heat resistant surface.

In a small pot combine cream and corn syrup.

Heat over medium heat just until bubbles form on outside edge, stirring gently.

Pour mixture into bowl with chocolate and stir to get chocolate melting.

Once chocolate is melted and smooth, add in chopped cherries.

Stir well to combine.

Cover loosely with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for 2 hours, or until fully set.

Once mixture is set. Line a baking tray with wax paper and pour your topping into a rimmed plate.

Scoop out 1 1/2 tsp size balls of mixture and gently roll. Remember the more you handle the warmer this gets, so do not handle too much.

Place ball in topping and roll around to fully coat.

Place on baking and continue until all mixture is rolled.

You do not have to put these back in refrigerator, but I do. I like to let them set for 15-30 minutes after just being handled.

Store in cool place or room temp for up to a week. Store in refrigerator for up to two. Cheers!