ALL I REALLY NEED IS LOVE,
BUT A LITTLE CHOCOLATE NOW AND THEN
~Lucy Van Pelt, PEANUTS
It's sweet. It's decadent. It's simply one of the most delicious and romantic gifts you can give. Move it on over diamonds, chocolate is a girl's best friend (and surely our guys don't mind it either!) Doesn't matter what you like most...milk, white, bittersweet, or dark, there's no denying that a hefty dose of chocolate makes us all feel loved.
Struggling with what to do for your Honey this Valentine's Day? How about make the tradition of giving chocolates truly something special by spoiling your sweetie with a batch of homemade truffles. Pack them inside a heart shaped tin with lots of tissue shreds and tie it all up with silky pink bow (OK...RED if your not a PINK lover!).
Here's a fabulous recipe I've used for years! It's foolproof and I promise you'll love it!
(What You'll Need)
12 ounces of Semisweet Chocolate Chips
1/3 Cup Heavy Cream
1/3 Cup Unsalted Butter
3 Egg Yolks
1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (for dusting)
1 Cup Powdered Sugar (for dusting)
1. Combine chocolate chips, cream, and butter in small saucepan.
Heat on low, stirring constantly, until smooth. Remove from heat.
2. In a small bowl, lightly whisk egg yolks, then add a small amount
of the heated mixture and whisk. Add this to the saucepan.
3. Add vanilla and stir well.
4. Pour mixture into small bowl and refrigerate until firm (3-4 hours).
5. Form teaspoonfuls into balls and roll in cocoa that has been
combined with the powdered sugar.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Makes 36 Chocolate Truffles
Blessings as you count your way down to a Valentine's Day filled with love and joy.
Love to you~