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Homemade Valentine’s Day Truffles

Created by: Jessica Williams, Butter With A Side of Bread

Just a handful of ingredients yields the most delicious homemade chocolate truffles ever. Smooth, creamy and perfectly sweet, your sweetheart will swoon over these tasty little treats. Add a festive touch with a contrasting chocolate and colorful Valentine’s Day sprinkles on top!

Ingredients:
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2⅔ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ tsp. almond extract
  • 2½ cups total dark and white chocolate bark, or dipping chocolate discs
  • Valentine's Day sprinkles
Directions:
  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add in cream and stir. Heat until mixture just barely comes to a boil. Remove pan from heat and add chocolate chips. Whisk gently, combining the chocolate with the butter-cream mixture until it’s smooth.
  2. Stir in almond extract. Transfer to an airtight container and place in the fridge for several hours until solid.
  3. Using a melon baller or spoon, scoop out small balls of chocolate from the chilled container. Use your hands to shape the balls into smoother rounds and place on a wax paper-lined pan. Repeat until all chocolate is used. Place pan of truffles in the freezer for at least 1 hour.
  4. Heat 1 cup of each kind of dipping chocolate in a glass bowl until melted and smooth. Dip truffles one at a time using a fork, then place on wax paper to cool.
  5. Melt remaining chocolate and transfer to small baggies. Cut a corner to drizzle chocolate on truffles, then top them with Valentine's sprinkles.
  6. Store truffles in an airtight container in the fridge. Let sit out for 10-15 minutes before serving, if desired.

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