Chocolate Almond Truffles


How To Make Your Own Chocolate Truffles

I recently had the pleasure of making my decadent Chocolate Almond Truffles with Hilary Kennedy on CW33 Eye Opener.   I have to admit I love working with Eye Opener…we get to film the segments right in my very own kitchen; Hilary and the film crew are always a barrel of laughs.  I hope you were able to tune in for the fun but if not, no fear the recipe is right HERE and this is chocolate perfection!  Enjoy

chcolate truffels

Vanilla Almond Truffle

1 cup heavy cream

3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 teaspoon almond extract

1 teaspoon vanilla

½ almonds, toasted and finely chopped

2 cups 60 % cocoa Ghirardelli chocolate chips for dipping truffles

Heat cream in medium saucepan until it begins to steam.   Add almond extract and vanilla and remove from heat.  Add 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate and butter and stir until smooth.  Refrigerate until truffle mixture has solidified about 3 hours.  Using a melon scoop, and your hands; roll chocolate mixture into balls.  Roll each ball into chopped almonds.  Place truffles on cookie sheet and freeze for 30 minutes.  In a microwave safe bowl melt 60 % cocoa chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring each time.  Dip each truffle into melted chocolate forming an outer shell.  Once set, store prepared truffles in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

About Lorie Fangio

I am a lifestyle advisor with a passion for connecting families Around the Table for mealtime. We are becoming a society that doesn’t even speak to each other, texting and internet relationships are the norm and it is impacting our culture. I believe the human connection as we know it, is in danger. Finding time to spend together as a family unit can be difficult especially with dual family careers and children that are often hyper scheduled. My mission is to inspire families, with a no nonsense approach to real food. Gathering Around the Table is key to the foundation of familial relationships. Sitting down to a meal is much more than breaking bread, it is a bonding ritual for families that actually protects our kids from all the dangerous stuff in the world. With tips and techniques we can all get our families Around the Table!
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