Feb
12

Valentine’s Day: Decadent Chocolate Truffles, Three Ways

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What better than truffles for a romantic holiday? These are startlingly easy to make with ingredients you likely already have on hand.  It doesn’t have much hands-on time, it just requires some hands-off time to chillax in the fridge.

According to Michael Ruhlman’s book, Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking, truffles are just ganache made with your choice of flavorings, chilled in the fridge and then rolled in your choice of toppings. Ganache is made from equal measures of coconut milk solids or cream and chocolate. I don’t like a lot of sweet with my chocolate, so dark chocolate is perfect. If your family likes it sweeter, use a chocolate bar with a lower cacao content or add raw honey or another sweetener to the mix.

Personally, even if you’d prefer to have them sweeter, I would recommend going with a dark chocolate and then adding your own choice of sweetener.  Since even most dark bars contain white sugar, going as dark as you can find and then adding your own sweetener is a good bet to minimize your refined sweetener intake. 

 

This post is part of Make Your Own Monday, Your Recipe My Kitchen, Mangia Mondays, Melt In Your Mouth Monday, , Mouthwatering Monday, Fat Tuesday, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Tuesdays At the Table, Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays, Tuesday’s Tasty Tidbits, Show Me How Tuesday, Tip Me Tuesday, Meatless Mondays, Just Something I Whipped Up, Tasty Tuesday, Recipe Lion Dessert Blog Hop, Real Food Wednesday, Tuesday To Do, Real Food Wednesdays, Gluten Free Wednesdays, What’s Cooking Wednesdays, What’s Cooking Wednesdays, Weekly Recipe Swap, We Did It Wednesday, Show Off Your Stuff, Passionately Artistic, Cast Party, Your Whims Wednesday, Show and Tell, Show and Share.

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Comments

  1. Coreen says:

    Oh my, oh my, oh my. I am in chocolate heaven. ♥
    In Japan, girls give chocolates to boys on Valentine’s Day. I know, messed up, right? So I made these for my hubby today. What an amazing GAPS-legal treat. (I made my own honey-sweetened dark chocolate.)
    Thank you!! 😀

  2. Who wouldn’t love these! So yummy. I’m sure they’d be a great gift.

    Melissa
    http://www.lovebugliving.com

  3. Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This was very interesting! Hope to see you next week!

    Be sure to visit RealFoodForager.com on Sunday for Sunday Snippets – your post from Fat Tuesday may be featured there!
    http://realfoodforager.com/fat-tuesday-february-14-2012/

  4. Melanie says:

    Yumm!! Easy and decadent, this one is right up my alley! I think I just found a use for the coconut milk thats in my fridge.

  5. This dessert looks great! I would love it if you linked up this recipe to my blog hop for a chance to win a cookbook prize package: http://bit.ly/wJSl1h

  6. Looks awesome! I’ve been looking at different truffle recipes. Thanks for sharing!

  7. daryl says:

    Made these awesome little treats. Love them.

  8. 50 Grain-Free Valentine's Treat Recipes! - Life Made Full says:

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