Tuesday, February 8, 2011

~~~~~~~~~~ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE~~~~~~~~~~ And a Little Chocolate

 
ALL I REALLY NEED IS LOVE,
BUT A LITTLE CHOCOLATE NOW AND THEN
DOESN'T HURT!"

~Lucy Van Pelt, PEANUTS

 SIMPLY CHOCOLATE

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!

CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES
(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

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Blessings as you count your way down to a Valentine's Day filled with love and joy.

Love to you~

18 comments:

NanaNor's said...

Good morning Rebecca, Thank you for shsring this recipe. I am in the process of working on a craft project for our 9 grandkids that will be here for a party-then I'll think about hubby. You are right though that chocolate makes life sweeter.
Hugs today.
Noreen

Ana said...

My name is Ana and I am a Chocoholic! Hee, hee, hee. I love, love, love, love chocolate. I will definitely have to give your truffle recipe a try...Thank you so much for sharing it with us sweet Rebecca. Have a wonderfully sweet day my dear freind.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Amelia said...

Chocolate is one thing that is great tasting regardless of the time of day.

Recipe sounds super easy!

Stay warm!

NanaDiana said...

OMGosh--Those sound delicious. Naughty girl to even post that here...but thanks anyway!;>) Hugs-Diana

Anonymous said...

I think even I could make these truffles!!! (I am not a candy or cookie maker person) Great idea for
Valentine's..or any other occasion.
thanks for sharing the recipe with us..you always have the BEST ideas!
Hope it is sunshiny bright in your corner of the world...we have had THREE days of sunshine now!! I so want to "dig in dirt" but it will become too cold again soon...way to early to thnk it won't!!
Warm hugs, Francy

Blondie's Journal said...

I'd love to try your recipe but then I have to get them out of the house as quickly as possible!! ;-D

XO,
Jane

Rita said...

I cannot imagine anyone passing up chocolate! Chocolate is wonderful. I'll just have to try it out. Got in the baking mood last night, so now I'll have to get in the candy making mood! Thanks for the recipe.

~Sheri~ said...

i need a visual.....it sounds wonderful

Cathy said...

Yummy....to me, chocolate is like a BEST FRIEND! I love it!
Have a "sweet" week!
Cathy aka GGJ

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Yum..... I looooooooooooooove chocolate! dark chocolate.... ahhh....
:)
~Becca~

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Rebecca, yummy!... who doesn't like chocolate... thanks for sharing your recipe... I also just looked at your post "Blessed is the Giver" again about little Miss K... love, love love that photo of her "too excited to speak"... a little Valentine card is on it's way to her... love to you, thanks for visiting and meeting my sweet new pup Tess!... xoxo Julie Marie

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

I love everything about your blog...and that song!
my hubby and I sing it together as a duet!

Remember when?

ciao bella

Creative Carmelina

Rose said...

love the vintage pic. the truffles look tasty. thanks rose

KathyEllen said...

Every time I visit your blog, it is like a little gift from heaven...thank you!

I have had a terrible "chocolate" craving for the past two weeks, so I am defintely going to try making some chocolate truffles. Thank you for a perfect recipe.

Dolores said...

Yummmmy, thanks for sharing the recipe, it sounds delicious and easy too.... that's a winner for me.
Hugs,

karen said...

I love choc. way more than diamonds and i am making this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing.

Stella said...

I had no idea truffles were so easy to make. Can't wait to try your recipe. My hubby doesn't like chocolate so I guess I will eat them for him. hmm!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh my does this post make me hungry for chocolate. Darn it honey now I think I am going to have to go down stairs and see what I have. lol
This is a receipe I am going to have to try. Sounds yummy!
Just checking on you to see how you are doing
Love
Maggie

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