Family Fun: Chocolate Truffles

Last week we celebrated foods from Pennsylvania honoring US Constitution Day.  We started with Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches and finished with Hershey, PA Truffles.   Truffles are a fun recipe to make with the kids.  It’s hands-on, chocolatey and can be part of your Friday Night Family Fun!  Make Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches, truffles, play a board game, play iron chef, karaoke, watch a movie…just enjoy your family!  Live, Laugh, Love.

Wanted to share the recipe for the Truffles; here ya go!

Start with chocolate chips (we used semi-sweet but you can use milk, dark or whatever you like)

1 1/3 cups

heavy whipping cream comes next…

1/3 cup of this wonderful gift to the food world.

pour it into a small saucepan and turn the heat to medium-high

heat it until it just begins to have small bubbles; just to a boil

remove pot from the heat, turn the burner off and then add the chocolate chips

let the chocolate sit in the hot cream for about 3-4 minutes

then whisk the chocolate and cream together

keep whisking

whisk until smooth

then pour into a shallow dish

stick it in the refrigerator for at least an hour or until it is firm

the picture below is right before I put it in the fridge

here it is about an hour later

using a teaspoon, scoop out some of the chocolate (it will be firm, so dig in)

form the scooped chocolate into a roundish shape; it doesn’t have to be perfectly round!

using your palms (not your fingers), roll into roundish shapes

keep shaping and rolling…this is the fun part!

now it’s time to dust them with powdered sugar

put them all on a handy dandy plate and serve them on Family Fun Night!

or you could put them in a small fancy schmancy box,

tie a ribbon on it,

and give it to someone to make them happy and let them know you love them:

a friend,

a grandparent

an aunt or uncle,

a teacher

a neighbor

a stranger

Food is meant to be shared…spread the love and chocolate!

Happy Cooking,


This entry was posted on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 10:41 pm and is filled under Cook Learn Grow.

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