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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Chocolate Truffles


Extra dark, rich and creamy.
Oh, and did I mention, easy?
Yes, they are!



Chocolate Truffles

8 ounces bittersweet chocolate
1/2 c heavy cream
1 T orange liqueur.  I used Godiva Chocolate.
or you could use vanilla extract.
1/4 t salt
unsweetened cocoa powder, for rolling

Bring cream, liqueur and salt to a simmer in a
small saucepan over low heat.
Remove from heat and stir in chocolate.
Whisk until smooth and glossy.
Chill 30 minutes until firm.
Scoop chocolate into 1 inch balls.
Roll in cocoa.
I rolled mine in a variety of coatings.
Keep chilled until ready to serve.

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Shh...don't tell The Mister that I made them for him.
They are hidden until after dinner on
Valentine's Day!





I hope your day is full of love!
Happy Valentine's Day!

40 comments:

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    1. Sure he'll lap the up
      Maybe they will stop dreams of you commanding a horse and a pup haha
      And pfft to such a day
      But I'll be happy making fun of it at my bay

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    2. haha...I'll have to let you know
      what kind of dreams dark chocolate grows.
      I knew you'd make a sarcastic post
      can't wait to read what you say as the host!

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  2. Why would anyone want store bought when you can have a Betsy Truffles.

    They look wonderful..The Mister is in for a treat!

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    1. Yum! And would you believe I was good and didn't even eat any? :)

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  3. ah Betsy I love these look absolutely yummy and delicious! Happy Valentine's to you!!

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  4. Yum! The mister will be happy. :) Happy Valentines day to all of you!

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    1. he loves dark chocolate. I think he'll be very happy! ha.

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  5. nice...what a treat that will be...had some truffles once with cheyenne in them...it was awesome...yum yum...hope you and the mister have a great valentines tomorrow...

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    1. I just saw a recipe this week for brownies with cayenne pepper in them! We think alike. But then, you knew that. :)

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  6. oh yummeee! I want some! Hope your day is special tomorrow! Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. I want to make some milk chocolate ones, too. Maybe tomorrow if I have time. :)

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  7. Looks so yummy!!!very easy too..will try soon..Happy Valentine's Day to u all..<3<3

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    1. thank you Ranita! Hope you like them! :)

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  8. Have a lovely Valentines Day Betsy, these yummy truffles will be purrrrrfect! Thanks so much for your Get Well wishes, my new L knee & I really appreciated your kind thoughts.
    Millie xx

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    1. Thanks, millie...glad you're on the mend and around the blog neighborhood!

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    1. thank you, lana...hope your day is love-ly, too! :)

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  10. yum!! perfect for Valentines day! thanks for the recipe!!

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    1. you are very welcome! Hope you like them!

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  11. dipping strawberries in chocolate???? omy betsy I love them!!
    Happy valentine's day!!

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    1. yes...and they were yummy! I like the strawberries better than the truffles!

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  12. LOVE easy and delicious and BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks, Betsy. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your Five Men!! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. thanks, tanna! we enjoyed a nice little dinner at home!

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  13. They look so yummy! Happy Valentines Day : )

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    1. and your breakfast was so cute today! :)

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  14. I am sure The Mr. will be thrilled...
    Have a wonderful evening...

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)
    ps...we are stopping by wal-mart to get a grill pan!!! hahaha...

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  15. Happy Valentine's Day! Those truffles look delish...

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    1. the best part of making them was sampling them! ha.

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  16. Happy Valentine's Day Betsy, amazing truffles.

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    1. thank you~! hope you've had a love-ly day yourself! :)

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  17. Happy Valentine's Day Betsy to you and your men. I hope you have a fun filled night and I think the Mister will be very pleased with those truffles. They really do look amazing and I love dark chocolate. I will have to see about making some soon. I have seen some rolled in chopped pistachios and they look so yummy. But then this is making me think of chocolate chip, pistachio biscotti. That is such a fantastic combination. Yummy!!!

    God bless.

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    1. yum...I love pistachios...and biscotti!~ I haven't made biscotti in ages! Sounds wonderful right about now~!

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  18. Those truffles look fantastic, and you're dipping strawberries in chocolate, too? Yum! Hope you are having a wonderful Valentine's evening!

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  19. I should've seen these before - then I wouldn't have bought my truffles!
    Will remember for next time,

    S

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