Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Frightening Good Truffles

Looking for a frightening good truffle? My sis, dad, and niece helped me make some oh so good ones for Halloween this year. A while back one of my good girl friends told me about these Oreo truffles. They are amazing. To crush the Oreos I put them in a food processor. Don't use the plastic bag method it is to messy. This year I decide to make some of my own. One lesson learned was to make them ahead of time to give them plenty of time to firm in the fridge. Nuts and coconut savings are the easiest to work with. I hope you guys enjoy.

What you need
8 ounces semisweet, cut into small pieces
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons almond extract
Toasted Coconut

How to do it
1. Place the chopped chocolate in a medium sized bowl. Set aside. 2. Heat the cream and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Immediately pour the boiling cream over the chocolate and sit for 5 minutes. Stir with a whisk until smooth. Add the liqueur. Cover and place in the refrigerator until the truffle mixture is firm for about 2-4 hours.
3. Place coconut shavings on a plate. With your hands form the chocolate into bite-sized balls. Roll the truffle in the coating and place on a wax lined baking sheet. Repeat until there is no more chocolate. Cover and place in the refrigerator until firm.