I had a taste for chocolate yesterday afternoon so I decided to get all fancy and make truffles.
Actually, the name is the only thing that's fancy about them. They're very simple to make and require only a few ingredients.
I took the recipe from this children's tea party book that I own:
These would be wonderful served at any tea party but they certainly don't need a special occasion.
If you'd like to make them, all you need to do is mix the following three ingredients in a small (microwave-safe) bowl: 1 cup of milk chocolate chips, 1/2 a stick of butter cut into small pieces, and 1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Microwave for one minute on high, stir, and microwave another minute. Stir until the mixture is smooth and refrigerate it for at least one hour.
Then, using a teaspoon, make about 12 little balls. Note that you may need to put the bowl or the truffles in the freezer for a few minutes if you find the chocolate getting too soft.
For the coating, mix 5 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa and 5 tablespoons of powdered sugar on a plate. As you'll see below, I'm sure I used more than the few tablespoons called for but that's because I didn't bother to measure. It's just for the coating after all.
Then, gently roll each truffle one by one on the plate until it's coated all around.
Oh, who has time to do this one by one?! Go ahead and throw in a few at a time and let them roll around to get a good coating...
When you're finished, put the truffles in a plastic container and store them in the refrigerator until you're ready to have them. Or, you can forget the storing part altogether and eat them right out of the Tupperware or,
... or put them on a pretty plate and behave! Start with one and stop at two, or three. Four tops.
Hope you enjoy them, and many sweet blessings! :)
P.S. How do YOU satisfy your chocolate cravings?