Nov 14, 2008

CHOCO TRUFFLES


Some women insist that chocolate is the next best thing, after sex, or the other way round.. Anyway, this recipe is simple and is very popular with adults and kids alike. It is easy to make and can be served in a party or served with an ice cream as a dessert.

You will need:
Half cup of unsalted butter, softened
2 and half cups of powdered confectionary's sugar
half cup of cocoa powder, unsweetened
quarter cup of whipping cream
1 tsp of vanilla extract

For center fillings, you can use marshmallow for kids, mints for adults or even nuts if you like something nutty.
You also need those powdered sugar for coating as well as chopped nuts.

Beat butter in a large bowl until it is creamy. Add powdered sugar, cocoa and alternate it with whipping cream and the vanilla. Blend to mix it well. Place this mixture in the fridge until it is firm.

Using an standard scoop, shape it into a ball but before you do that, add the centre filling of your choice and roll it into a ball. Once it is round, refrigerate it again until it is firm. This recipe is similar to rum balls too. If you like rum, you can add half a teaspoon of rum extract in place of half the vanilla extract. Don't forget to coat it in your powdered sugar too.

Easy to make and no cooking involved. You can even teach your children to make this!