Published on November 15th, 2013 | by Kristen Swain1
Treats Week – Day 5 – Black and White Truffles
Hello, and thanks for coming along this week as I shared some easy and yummy quick gifts that you can create for handmade gift giving. The holidays get here and before you know it, you need some last minute gifts and these black and white truffles are just so special and yummy.
These truffles are creamy and melt in your mouth. They are also perfect being left out for a few hours, and don’t melt into a mess if the room is warm. They ‘dry’ to the touch and make a easy to pick up treat.
Together these made about 80 truffles. You could give 10 boxes with 8 sweets in them for a really wonderful gift. Or make them for a party potluck treat.
For the White Truffles..
1 block almond bark-broken into pieces
4 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup heavy cream.
Melt the white chocolate in the microwave, at 30 second intervals until all the lumps are gone. I do this about 1.5 minutes, then make sure I stir the melted chocolate really well. It keeps it from burning, and releases some of the heat out of the chocolate.
Now add in your heavy cream and butter, and stir until smooth. You can microwave it at 10 seconds at a time if the butter doesn’t melt well.
Put it in the fridge to harden.
For the Black Truffles
I add the same ingredients, replacing the chocolate.
3/4 cup heavy cream
4 tablespoons butter
3 cups of chocolate chips.
Mix well and until smooth ( sorry my pics of the final blended chocolate didn’t turn out.)
Refrigerate until thick.
Now, comes the fun. Once the chocolates are thick enough to roll in your hands. You can choose what to roll them in.
We used sprinkles, cinnamon, chocolate baking powder, 10x sugar, and coconut. We made lots of combinations of chocolates, what a treat to sample them and pick our favorites.
The minions helped me roll these and had a lot of fun choosing what flavors to roll. I set out small plates and put the ingredients on, and they chose one and made several, then rewashed their hands, and made several more.
We ended up with lots of flavor combos. Of course, you can use holiday color sprinkles on your truffles, and give your gift recipient a variety of truffles.
To gift these, I would buy some Chinese takeout boxes (your local party supply place or paper supplier should have them) add some pretty waxed paper and put these in a box, and tie on a bow and tag. What a “SWEET” gift.