Friday, February 15, 2008

never too late for truffles!

It's the day after Valentine's but that doesn't mean it's too late for super sweet confections. Today is a great day to test out a new recipe you might want to use next year, and I've got the perfect one! In fact, I stumbled across it on only a few minutes ago and knew I had to share it with you. I'm almost tempted to make it tonight! I've altered the recipe to reflect suggestions I read from the recipe's reviews. To view the original truffle recipe, click here.

Easy Decadent Truffles
1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, softened
2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, melted
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

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.

Notes: Roll truffles in ground walnuts (or any ground nuts), cocoa, coconut, confectioners' sugar, candy sprinkles, etc. To flavor truffles with liqueurs or other flavorings, omit vanilla. Divide truffle mixture into thirds. Add 1 tablespoon liqueur (almond, coffee, orange) to each mixture; mix well.

If you're Valentine's Day was anything like mine (found out it was a partial snow day AFTER I'd taken the kids to school; had 6 inches of snow to shovel; got 5 hours of sleep the night before; helped with a class Valentine's party ("helped" meaning kept my 2-year-old from eating all the conversation hearts); took kids to swim practice; picked up Papa Murphy's heart-shaped pizza for dinner; and wrapped up the evening by practicing spelling and vocabulary for Friday tests) then you've got a great excuse to celebrate Valentine's Day twice. These decadent truffles would be a great way to do so!

To wrap up food for thought friday here's a Valentine-friendly quote from Trey Parker and Matt Stone:

Love isn't a decision. It's a feeling. If we could decide who we loved, it would be much simpler, but much less magical.

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