This week I attended two Christmas potlucks, had a birthday coffee for my Mom, Monday. I am hosting a bridal shower and Tuesday. I’m helping with the Lakeview annual cookie/goodie bake sale. I am on the verge of being cooked out. Hopefully I will get my second wind before the actual holiday! For three of these events I took a new recipe for chocolate truffles, which if I do say so myself are melt in your mouth good! Everyone wanted the recipe so I told them I would put it in the paper this week. Hope you have good luck with them and enjoy them too!
12 oz Bittersweet chocolate chips
12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
3 Tablespoons Grand Mariner liquor
1 tsp vanilla
Place chips in a bowl. Heat cream in a small sauce pan until it boils, pour over chips, cover bowl for 5 minutes then whisk until smooth and melted, whisk in flavorings.
Let cool at room temperature for 1 hour, then spoon chocolate by teaspoonfuls in small mounds on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes then roll into balls, roll in finely chopped nuts or a mixture of sifted powder sugar and cocoa. I placed them in mini tinfoil cups.
Store in Refrigerator.
I buy Ghirardelli brand chips, they are by far the best for this recipe! Enjoy and have a great week!
I'm Kathy Lloyd. I grew up on a farm near Elmore, MN and have lived in Fairmont for over 44 years. I have always loved to cook, even when I was very young. I loved to stay with my Aunt Dorothy during my childhood. She was a great cook and used to give me freedom in the kitchen, teaching me along the way. She made recipes from our Norwegian heritage, along with pies, homemade doughnuts, yeast bread and cinnamon rolls.