Saturday, February 13, 2010

Extreme Chocolate Truffles

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! This is our favorite truffles (or bonbons) recipe. You need to love chocolate to appreciate them. Enjoy...and spread the love.


2 pakg. (12 oz. each) semi-sweet chocolate chips (we like to use Ghirardelli)
1 pkg. (8o oz.) cream chees (not lite or fat free) at room temperature
2 teaspoons of water
2 packages (7 oz. each) dipping chocolate (real dark semi-sweet chocolate) (we use Baker's since we cannot find Ghirardelli where we live)


In microwave safe bowl melt chocolate chips (use small time increments - 15 to 20 seconds - and check the chocolate constantly so it does not burn; mix the chocolate every time you check it; you want all the chocolate chips to met).

As soon as all the chocolate chips are evenly melted, add the cream cheese and water. Mix energetically with a wooden spoon. Let this mixture chill in the fridge for at least 1-2 hrs (or overnight).

Shape the mixture into 1 in. balls and place on wax lined cookie sheet (or large plate). Chill about 2 hours. Melt dipping chocolate in the microwave (follow directions on the package). Dip turffles and place them on wax paper to harden. You need to move fast so the dipping chocolate does not harden.

We recommend to melt one package at time. Or to just use one of the dipping chocolate package and leave the remaining turffles without a dip. Instead you can decorate them with sugar pearls, a drop of cream cheese frosting or anything else you feel like to do. You also can mold them into different shapes...

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