Friday, November 7, 2008

Homemade chocolate truffles

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?

53 comments:

Tracy said...

These do look easy and delicious! I have a truffle recipe, too but it calls for cream cheese and more expensive chocolate. I'll have to try yours soon.

Farrah said...

Oh yummy! Thanks alot, now I NEED chocolate, haha! Seriously, put the recipe up!

Blessings for your day.

Susanne said...

Butter, chocolate, vanilla. Sounds like heaven to me.

Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} said...

Funny you should ask. Just before I sat down to read blogs I put my chocolate mug cake in the microwave. I blogged about it here: http://vanessacovington.blogspot.com/2008/09/grab-your-favorite-mug.html

the voice of melody said...

Vanessa, I actually printed your chocolate mug cake recipe when you posted it the other day. I'll have to try it very soon. It sounded fantastic! :)

Bonnie Lacy said...

Okay, I am at my kid's house, but I'm gonna have to copy these recipies! Melody, your site is beautiful! God's blessings on you all!

Holly said...

Oh, yum! I can't wait to try them! Thanks, Melody!

This morning, my hubby brought me home a baby snickers. I'm waiting for just the right time to enjoy it!

~ Hearts ~

Gretchen said...

How do I satisfy my chocolate cravings? As quickly and as often as possible! :) It's a crime how much I am a lover of the chocolate. Usually, I will make chocolate chip cookies...that way I can sample some of the butter/sugar goodness of the dough before the eggs and vanilla are added.

Great recipe! I'm thinking lovely little Valentine's day teacher and neighbor gifts.

Stacey said...

Mmm. Now those would great little Christmas gifts. :)

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Wow, those sound super easy...and, they look yummy, too!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a nice comment about my new clock...I appreciate it!

Diane@Diane's Place said...

I know I'm in the minority, but chocolate is not a favorite of mine. Now white chocolate is an entirely different thing....LOVE it!!

I do make truffles, both white and regular chocolate. Your recipe is very similar to mine, as I recall.

Linda said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking time to say "hello.". I love this little book. I sent my daughter a copy of it when she was planning a tea party for her 7 year old daughter. Thanks for sharing the details of the truffle-making experience. It always helps to know someone has successfully made a recipe before trying it myself.

Jess said...

I find any kind of chocolate in the house and eat it! lol

i love snickers and brownies.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and commenting. I have enjoyed visiting your blog, and I have added you to my blogroll. I will be back soon!

Have a great weekend and great post

Becky said...

My daughter makes brownies that melt in your mouth, but since she lives three hours away...sigh...there's always Dove Dark Chocolate for when my cravings hit. I may try these truffles though. They look easy.

Carol said...

Melody,
Your chocolate truffles look absolutely delicious! I LOVE to satisfy my chocolate urge with Hershey kisses!
Smiles & hugs,
Carol

randi---i have to say said...

Oh yum! Can I have one???

I love chocolate covered caramels. We always make them at Christmas and we eat way too much of them!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

What a fun book and chocolate is always a delight!

Thanks for coming by my blog yesterday. It's always a treat for me to meet new people.

Sarah said...

Oh yummmy! I love chocolate things but it's not so good for the weight I am trying to get off!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Oh what a bad day to land here! :D
I'm trying to figure out, even now, if I have the right ingredients.

Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment so I could follow you home to your blog.

Yes, my mother is doing very well, thank you!

Tea Time With Melody said...

hahahaha I actually almost bought that book. Problem was I don't have small kids anymore but I sure spent some time at Barnes and Nobel looking at it. Sat in the little kids chair hoping no one was looking.......has some great stuff in it. I'll have to re-check it out.

Kathi said...

Melody, Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. Well, I just love truffles. I don't know if anything satisfies my chocolate craving like a truffle. Happy weekend. Kathi

Amy said...

Melody...lately we've been having Ghiradelli brownies when the chocolate cravings start. Although I'm usually a stickler for "from scratch" baking, you can't beat the mix we find at our Costco store. Thanks for finding me at the Home Acre...I'll be stopping by again.

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

These look wonderful. I think it would be hard to stop with 2 or 3 though. Might be a good idea to have a lot of people around when you make them, to polish them off or send them home with!
Valeie

Elizabethd said...

Oh dont they look good! Tooooo tempting, take them away!
Thanks for your visit, I love meeting new friends.

Jenn said...

These look scrumptious and easy enough for the boys to help me make.

Overwhelmed! said...

I've always wanted to try chocolate truffles and now I'll have an easy guide to do it! Thanks!

I hope you don't mind but I couldn't resist adding this recipe to my 3rd annual Holiday Cooking, Blogger Style recipe exchange! I do appreciate it.

Feel free to join me every Friday for my “Favorite Ingredients Friday” recipe exchange! ☺

Rue said...

Those look wonderful and you have a beautiful room in which to enjoy them too!

I'm still eating leftover Halloween candy to satisfy my cravings ;)

rue

Mari said...

These look really good and easy! I'll have to try them. Thanks!

Linda said...

OH - how yummy they look. The recipe does seem easy. I think they would be perfect for the holidays.
I like nothing better than a Hershey bar with almonds and a cup of tea to satisfy my chocolate craving - which seems to come far too often!
Have a blessed weekend.

Anonymous said...

I am grateful for having a blog site as this one. It is quite refreshing as well. Keep up the good work and I pray the Lord bless you with more ideas.

Kike

www.daughterofencouragement.com

Bobbie said...

I had no idea they were so easy! But still fancy and perfect for a gathering...I have a little bowl of Cocoa Krispy cereal someitmes late at night- not nearly as fancy as the truffles sound!

Susan B said...

These sound so yummy!! I have always been intimidated by making truffles, but your recipe sounds very easy. I love chocolate, but don't eat it as much as I used to. I will give these a try. My husband would love them. (He really loves chocolate!!!) Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Bobbi Jo said...

Melody,
These are on my list to make this week when I am feeling a bit better.
Thank you for visiting my blog.
Hugs, Bobbi Jo-AZ

Angela said...

I just wanted to comment on this:
"For the Lord will comfort Zion, He will comfort all her waste places; He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness will be found in it, thanksgiving and the voice of melody." Isaiah 51:3

That's God working in His daugthers lives. That is what spoke to me when I read this when I first came here tonight...Such a powerful scripture and how greatly it ministered to me, comforting me and confirming to me that God is working right now in my wilderness and desert places of my life.

Thank you so much for your passionate loving heart for Jesus. It just spills right out to me and leaves me blessed. ((hugs))
Angela

Carolyne said...

I am so glad you found my new blog. I jumped in and am learning as I go.
Thank you for the sweet comment and I do hope you like the Pumpkin loaf as much as I do.
Your blog is wonderful! What a blessing you have here. I will definitely be visiting again.
{{{hugs}}}

calista said...

I think I'll be makin' some of these!

Our Red House said...

They look delicious. Thank you for sharing such a lovely, simple recipe.

Kate

Tonja said...

This recipe is music to this chocolate lovers ears. Now this is the kind of cooking I can do. I bet you could even think of different things to be the coating, too. I love using those recipes that LOOK harder than they actually are!
Thanks for the visit to Gatherings. I am always happy to make new friends! Please come and visit again! Blessings!

Kitty Scraps said...

Hi Melody,
Thank you for your visit to my blog and sweet comment *smiles*

My husband and I both are huge chocolate fans, each week we toss a couple of bags of dark chocolate squares into the cart, mine are raspberry filled and his are caramel filled. I made some truffles awhile back that were very simple, it seems the simplier the recipe the better the results. Yours look divine! Hope you had a wonderful time sharing them with your little man.

Deb said...

Hi Melody
Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comment. What a lovely spot you have here! I love your tea room! Your homemade choc truffles look like something my husband and daughter who are chocoholics would love!

Karen said...

These look so delicious! I can wait to try them...of course anything chocolate has my name all over it.
Have a great day.

The Liberty Belle said...

The recipe seems simple and the truffles look totally delicious! I'm going to have to give these a try. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly said...

Oh this looks so easy and soooooo YUMMY! thank you for sharing this, the kids will LOVE making these with me!


Kelly

Rebekah said...

Oh my goodness... your chocolate truffles look delicious, and they are so pretty to look at!
Thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit. I look forward to visiting yours more!

Oh, I almost forgot...I satisfy my chocolate craving by buying a jumbo-sized dark chocolate bar, and breaking a piece off every time I get a craving. I'm looking forward to the Christmas season because I make my mom's chocolate fudge (with nuts...i love nuts).

"Dove" said...

The problem with my chocolate craving is that it never really IS "satisfied". I can tame it for a moment or two, but it always returns with a vengence! :)

These look delicious and I'm anxious to give them a try. I bet they would look pretty rolled in holiday sprinkles too. (I think they call them "Jimmies" in the baking world.)

Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Lynn said...

Mmmmm, these look mighty tasty. And simple, as well. Thanks for sharing :)

Raise Them Up said...

I don't have any baker's cocoa in the house. I wonder if I could just roll them in some hot chocolate mix? What do you think?

They look wonderful!

the voice of melody said...

"Raise them up", yes, I would think the hot chocolate mix would be good too. I don't see why not. Also, maybe even just powdered sugar by itself. Or dip them in some melted chocolate if you have some and cool them in the fridge after. There are lots of things you can try. :)

Raise Them Up said...

I'm going to try some for our Homeowner's Association meeting Friday night. Maybe if my husband and I butter the folks up (sorry about the pun) we can convince someone new to take a turn at the directorship for a year!!

Thanks a bunch!

Blessings!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

They look wonderful to me! chocolate, I need some chocolate too :).

Ohio_Momto3boys said...

YUMMY! Thanks for dropping my blog; I am sure glad you did! What fun recipes on here :-)

Katie

Dionna said...

Those look delicious and so yummy.

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Yummy!!!! I'm jotting this one down :) I've so enjoyed my visit to your blog. Hope you are having a lovely Saturday.

Hugs,
Dena