Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Phew! We made it. It's here. Christmas Day. We hope you enjoyed the {almost} 25 days of decor and gift ideas. There are so many I know I'm  bookmarking for next year. Hopefully you are sitting back in your lovely homes, enjoying the crafty work of your bad self and enjoying one of the best things about the holidays ... food! In case you haven't had enough fattening wonders, here's the recipe for a staple chocolate goody around my mom's house every year. In fact, one of the first things I did when I got home was finish these up so I could start eating them. And while writing this I had three. Don't judge me. 

Elegant Chocolate Truffles

1.5 lb (about 4.5 cups) milk chocolate, melted (110 degrees F)
1 cup whipping cream
1.5 teaspoons vanilla

Line an 8-inch square baking pan with plastic wrap; set aside. Place melted chocolate in a medium-size bowl. In a 1-quart saucepan, scald cream. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Stir in vanilla. Beat chocolate with an electric mixer. Stop mixer and pour cream in all at once over chocolate

Continue beating, cleaning sides and bottom of bowl several times with rubber scraper, until mixture is smooth and well-blended, about 1 - 2 minutes. If the mixture looks rough or "curdled," simply beat in a little more cream (doesn't need to be heated) until it smooths out. Pour into prepared pan and refrigerate 6 hours or until firm. Cut into 1-inch squares and serve immediately. Store in refrigerator. Makes 64 pieces.


For mint truffles, add 5 drops oil of peppermint in place of vanilla
Can roll into balls and ...
- cover with cocoa powder (our favorite)
- roll in nuts or coconut or candy cane shards
- dip in bittersweet chocolate and top with sea salt

Recipe from Deseret News, December 1996

Happy Holidays, everyone! We'll see you back here in January!



  1. Yum Yum! Thanks for sharing this great recipe! Although this dessert won't work with my New Years Resolution to get in shape, lol!


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