What a long hiatus! Can it really be over a week since I've blogged? I haven't gone this long for ages, and this week really flew by! I kept up on my reading, and was never far away. How I've missed this! Not much missed- the last week of work before a little holiday vacation, and a bit of a stomach bug- not much to write about when oatmeal is on the menu 3 times a day :-(
These truffles were fun to make for a family holiday dinner- more to come from that menu in the next few days. . .
I've never made truffles before, and these were born from a mix gifted by a coworker. To the dark chocolate mix I added some water and butter, microwaving to melt the butter. A stir with a mixer and then chill to cool down and harden.
Once chilled and firm, take a small cookie scoop and roll with your palm into little balls. Roll the truffles in whatever you like. I used cocoa powder, and crushed candy canes (which came with the mix). Toasted nuts would be nice too, or sugar sprinkles.
These are pretty rich so make them small; the recipe called for 15 truffles but I made 30! They still seem a little big to me. Let them chill on a baking pan for at least an hour, then store them in the fridge until serving.
A nice added component to an after dinner Christmas cookie plate.