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Yes, that’s right – I’ve been truffle-making! Last night I realized I had everything on hand to make 4 kinds of chocolate truffles, and things like that tend to excite me…it almost never happens that I have everything on hand to make anything. So I turned on my Harry Connick, Jr. Christmas music (love me some HCJ..), got busy and came up with 4 very tasty assortments of truffles:

Peppermint Crunch Truffles

Peppermint Crunch Truffles

Orange Truffles

Orange Truffles

S'Mores Truffles

S'Mores Truffles

And lastly…

Raspberry Truffles

Raspberry Truffles

Truffles are really so simple. Start by making a chocolate ganache (chocolate and cream melted together), let it chill, then roll out little balls and voila! Here’s how I did mine:

Chocolate Truffles

1 cup heavy cream
12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup sugar (I like mine a little sweeter)

Bring the cream and sugar to a boil over low heat, pour over the chocolate and stir until smooth. (At this point I separated mine into 4 different bowls; one for each flavor.)

For the Peppermint:
Add 1 or 2 drops peppermint extract to the ganache and stir to combine.

For the Orange:
Add a sizable splash of Grand Marnier orange liquer and stir to combine.

For the S’Mores:
Add 1 or 2 drops pure vanilla extract (I used vanilla paste) and stir to combine.

For the Raspberry:
Add a sizable splash of Chambord Raspberry liquer and stir to combine.

Cover and chill the bowls for at least 4 hours or overnight. Roll into walnut size balls, roll in desired topping and chill until ready to serve. As far as toppings, I used crushed up candy canes for the peppermint, powdered sugar for the orange, and cocoa powder for the raspberry. For the S’Mores truffles, I chopped up marshmallows and placed a small piece inside of each truffle, then rolled them in graham cracker crumbs.

So simple! I think I might take these to my hubby’s office for his co-workers this afternoon….I thought it might be a nice surprise for everybody. I hope they go over well!

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  1. HCJ, chocolate, AND you? Sounds like a great night!

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    Comment by Kelsey — December 16, 2009 @ 5:10 PM

  2. So gorgeous and tasty looking I want to lick the screen!

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    Comment by ErinsFoodFiles — December 16, 2009 @ 8:13 PM

  3. This will be my super easy christmas contribution dish!
    Thanks much!!

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    Comment by Jessica — December 16, 2009 @ 11:22 PM

  4. WANT. :)

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    Comment by Hornedfroggy of My Baking Heart — December 17, 2009 @ 10:51 AM

  5. These looks so delicious! I love your different combinations!!!!

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    Comment by Jennifer — December 17, 2009 @ 11:34 AM

  6. ooo– covering the s’more truffles with ground graham crackers = genius!

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    Comment by Steph — December 17, 2009 @ 8:26 PM

  7. I’m so jealous. Everyone who makes truffles (successfully) says they’re so easy to make, but I failed at making them the first time I tried. I guess I’ll have to try again.

    Your truffles look perfect! Wow!

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    Comment by Memoria — December 18, 2009 @ 5:50 AM

  8. Two things… 1: those look SO good! 2: Your pictures look great!

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    Comment by Andrea — December 19, 2009 @ 9:42 PM

  9. These look absolutely amazing!!!

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    Comment by Kristen — December 22, 2009 @ 1:32 PM

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  11. Any idea how many truffles that will make? They look great!

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    amy Reply:

    Around 40-50, depending on how big you roll them

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    Comment by Katie — November 6, 2012 @ 1:00 PM

  12. These look sooooo good cant wait to make them,can you use flavored oils In stead of the liqueur?

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    amy Reply:

    Definitely!

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    Comment by Kim — November 7, 2012 @ 12:15 PM

  13. can’t wait to try! thanks!

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    Comment by Becky — December 3, 2012 @ 6:57 PM

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