Valentine Chocolate Truffles

Valentine Chocolate Truffles

*8 ounces Ghirardelli Bittersweet Chocolate Chips

*8 ounces Semi Sweet Bakers Chocolate, chopped with sharp knife

*1 cup Heavy Cream

*Pinch Sea Salt

*1 teaspoon Vanilla Powder or 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract

*Candy Sprinkles

*Cocoa Powder

Use a double boiler on medium-low heat add the cream, when the cream becomes very warm add the chocolate and remove from heat, stirring until chocolate pieces have melted. Then stir in the vanilla and salt.

When the chocolate has cooled to room temperature, refrigerate until chocolate is firm 1 to 2 hours.

Then using a 2 teaspoon cookie scoop or melon baller and cup of hot water, dip cookie scoop or melon baller into hot water and scoop out truffle balls with scoop and form into balls by rolling quickly in the palm of you hand forming a rough ball shapes (use small amount cooking spray or butter on the palms of your hands if desired to prevent sticking).

Roll balls into sprinkles or cocoa powder or powder sugar as desired. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve, serve at room temperature. Chocolate truffles will keep in the fridge for 2 weeks.

Enjoy!

Lindy

 

Candy Coated Christmas Corn Puffs

Candy Coated Christmas Corn Puffs

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*3 Bags (3 and 1\2 ounce bags) Chesters Puff Corn

*1 Bag (12 ounce) Wilton Red Vanilla Candy Melts

*1 Bag (12 ounce) Wilton Bright Green Vanilla Candy Melts

*2 teaspoons Vegetable Shortening

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Make two batches one red and one green

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One Batch Recipe

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In a bowl add 1 and 1/2 bags of the puff corn.

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In a glass bowl that is microwave safe melt a bag of red wafers with 1 teaspoon shortening. Melt in 30 second increments until almost melted and stir to melt remaining wafer pieces.

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Pour half of the melted mixture onto puffed corn and stir until coated and add the remaining melted wafers, stirring gently until mostly all puffs are coated.

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Place and spread coated puff corn onto a Silpat covered 1/2 baking sheet and allow to coating to set.
Repeat procedure for the second green batch.

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Mix to dry batches together if desired and serve!

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Recipe Adapted from Num’s the Word

Enjoy!

Lindy