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Chocolate Treats for Holiday Parties

Written by Tammy Cheng

Hello moms! The holidays are coming up, which often means small gatherings with friends or chaotic family reunions. Have you ever been stuck in a food dilemma in which you need to make a crowd-pleasing dish for friends and family with little effort in a short amount of time? Try making chocolate truffles! It may sound intimidating, but I guarantee that these sweet treats will require a minimal amount of stress and maximum amount of fun to create delicious, mouth-watering works of art. These are the perfect one-bite treats to please your guests that will have them clamoring for more. With just a few ingredients and an afternoon of fun with your little helpers, you can easily whip up a batch of chocolate goodness that will eave you and your kids feeling like master chocolatiers! This recipe has a healthy twist, which makes it even more delightful and guilt-free.

This recipe is so versatile because of the numerous ways to combine flavorings and coatings that you will no doubt have fun creating different variations to satisfy every palate. Be creative with these!

Simple & Scrumptious Chocolate Truffles

 

What you will need: 

  • 1/2 lb. dark chocolate (60% cacao)
  • 1/2 lb. semi-sweet chocolate
  • coconut milk (you may substitute with almond milk)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp. honey

Let’s get started!

  • Finely chop the chocolate with a knife. Place in a heat-proof bowl.
  • Heat the milk in a saucepan until it begins to simmer. Be careful not to boil or scald the milk.
  • Carefully pour the heated milk into the bowl with chocolate.
  • Use a spatula to gently whisk the hot milk and chocolate together until the chocolate has completely melted.
  • Whisk in the vanilla extract, salt, and honey.
  • Place the chocolate ganache in the fridge for about 4 hours until firmed.
  • Once chilled, use a teaspoon to spoon chocolate onto your palm and roughly roll it in your hands to shape it round. Place the chocolate ball onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Place the baking sheet into the freezer for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Take your chocolates out and roll in any coating you desire.

Once rolled into balls, the chocolate may be refrigerated for weeks, but will taste best when served at room temperature. 


Coating Ideas

  • Confectioner sugar
  • Cocoa powder
  • Sprinkles
  • Crushed biscotti
  • Coconut shavings
  • Colored sugar crystals
  • Crushed nuts

In this recipe, I rolled the truffles in cocoa powder, coconut shavings, and chopped almonds. Be creative, and style them to your taste!

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Tammy Cheng

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