Saturday, August 18, 2012

Truffle Time

Like I said in my last post, I'm into quick n easy desserts these days. The truffles you are about to see are the epitome of quick n easy.
The recipe is so adaptable and easy it's funny!
The original recipe is for White Chocolate Lemon Truffles, from Kitchen Simplicity.
I made them last week, then on Monday we went to Rustico in Old Town and I had pretzel-encrusted mac n cheese. Yeah, you read that right. Afterwards, all I could think about were pretzels! So I made chocolate-covered-pretzel truffles.
I'll give you the original recipe for the Lemon Truffles, then the Chocolate Pretzel Truffles. You can easily sub out the flavoring and make pretty much whatever combination your little heart desires. 
White Chocolate Lemon Truffles
Ingredients:
*White chocolate chips- 1 c
Unsalted butter- 5 tbsp
Heavy cream- 3 tbsp
*Lemon extract (not juice)- 1 tsp
Pinch of salt
Powdered sugar, cocoa powder, etc. for garnish
Directions:
1. Heat white chocolate chips, butter and heavy cream in a double boiler or in a microwave until the butter melts. Do it slowly and keep a close eye on it, because chocolate chips get unkind after a certain heat level.
2. Stir until smooth. Stir in lemon extract and salt. Refrigerate for 2 hours, or until scoopable.
3. Using a small cookie dough baller, scoop truffle mix out. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, cocoa powder, etc.
Chocolate Covered Pretzel Truffles
Ingredients:
*Semi-sweet chocolate chips- 1 c
Unsalted butter- 5 tbsp
Heavy cream- 3 tbsp
*Vanilla extract- 1/2-1 tsp
*Pretzels- 1 c, crushed (I used a mortar & pestle)
Pinch of salt
Cocoa powder, for garnish
Directions:

1. Heat semi-sweet chocolate chipsbutter and heavy cream in a double boiler or in a microwave until the butter melts. Do it slowly and keep a close eye on it, because chocolate chips get unkind after a certain heat level.
2. Stir until smooth. Stir in vanilla extract, pretzels and salt. Refrigerate for 2 hours, or until scoopable.
3. Using a small cookie dough baller, scoop truffle mix out. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, cocoa powder, etc. Enjoy while cold!

Enjoy!!!

1 comment:

  1. Woah. These look AMAZING! I love pretzels, chocolate, and truffles... but never thought about mixing all 3 together. The lemon ones sound awesome as well. Thanks for sharing!

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