Chocolate Truffles - for Valentine's Day!
Where would we be without love? God is love and He loves us unconditionally.
We are in February and Love is everywhere . February 14th is the biggest day for LOVE. As the clock ticks by, every second, someone, somewhere falls in love. Romance and soft music fill the air. It’s time to tell the ones you know that you love them.
To celebrate, here are some ideas. No baking necessary. Just your creativity and a little bit of time. Hope you have as much fun as we did.
Treat #1 . Make these very easy Chocolate Truffle treats and share.
You can definitely make truffles in many different ways. I used only half the quantities in the recipe below and used the remaining chocolate to make two extra eye catching chocolate treats.
Inspired by this recipe. Two Ingredients Only: Chocolate and Cream Cheese.
- 1 1/4 pkg of Baker’s Semi Sweet Chocolate ( 10 squares).
- ½ pkg cream cheese.
- Melt 4 of the chocolate squares and save 6.
- Beat cream cheese with mixer until creamy.
- Stir in melted chocolate and refrigerate until firm.
- Shape into balls and place each on a tray lined with wax paper.
- Melt the remaining 6 squares of chocolate.
- Dip the balls into melted chocolate and place on wax paper.
- Pour desired toppings like shredded coconut, ground almonds or drizzle icing for decorative effect.
- Refrigerate again until firm.
These truffles have a “creamy soft on the inside” delightful surprise.
Treat #2 : You could simply add shredded coconut and crushed almonds into the remaining dark chocolate. To make the red truffles, use white chocolate (almond bark). Color with red food coloring, roll into balls, coat with coconut or almonds and chill. No extra coating necessary.
Treat #3 : I used triple double Oreo cookies and dipped them in the remaining dark chocolate. I added white chocolate to make the white Oreo cookie treats. Color some icing sugar with red food coloring and dot your treats over as you like. Decorating allows you to make a stunning statement.
Another idea for Valentine’s are these treats, that the Happy Baker calls “Speed Dating Quickies”, in her book on page 93.
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter
1 cup milk
**** I used ½ cup brown and 1/2 cup white sugar****
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
4 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup flaked coconut
***** I would love to add these two ingredients next time : ½ cup raisins and ¼ cup nuts for different flavor in every bite*****
- In a medium saucepan, bring sugars, butter and milk to boil over medium heat.
- Remove from heat; add vanilla.
- Stir in chocolate chips, mix until melted. Add oats and coconut; combine.
- Drop mixture by tablespoon onto lined cookie sheet.
- Refrigerate. Chocolate will firm up and be ready to eat.
To make exciting gifts out of your treats, visit a local craft shop like Hobby Lobby and get beautiful packaging.
Package your treats to share as gifts. Your family and friends will love them.
Happy Valentine’s everyone.