Monday, February 14, 2011

Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles - Valentine's Delight

I made some Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles to celebrate Valentine's Day . A treat for the Piggies . I saw this recipe on Mary's blog - One Perfect Bite and I knew I will be making this for the family for V Day. By the time you read this post I may be in KL . Jo will be doing her PhD in materials engineering, starting on  February 16 and we are helping her transport her stuffs to her new place. I have been pretty busy since CNY and I have been feeling sad  and happy at the same time, the same feeling I went through 5 years ago when she started college.  Well, only a mother will know what it is like. Happy and sad at the same time. Happy becoz she gets to do what she wanted all her life...sad becoz I am going to miss her terribly :p  Anyway , making these sinfully rich chocolate hazelnut Truffles has really soothe me and make me happy and what more taking a bite of it ....has temporary taken my sadness away . Chocolate is the best food for this kind of feeling I am going through right now :p   To Jo...All the best in your future undertakings..Mom loves you and Happy Valentine's Day to you and de Boy :)

I would like to wish all my friends and readers here " HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY " Have a blessed time with your family and loved ones.  A time to show love by giving gifts . I can't send these chocolate truffles to all of you but instead share with you the virtual ones here on my blog  :P.  And I would like to thank Mary for sharing her secret recipe on making these sinfully rich chocolate truffles. I love it and so does my family :)

Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles -   ( adapted from the kitchen of  One Perfect Bite )
( Printable Recipe )


3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
4 milk chocolate candy bars (1.55-oz. each)
6 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
24 whole hazelnuts
1 cup very finely chopped hazelnuts, toasted


1) In a large bowl, sift together confectioners' sugar and cocoa; set aside. In a saucepan, melt candy bars and butter. Add the cream and reserved cocoa mixture. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until mixture is thickened and smooth. Pour into an 8-in. square dish. Cover and refrigerate for about 3 hours or overnight.

2) Using a melon baller or spoon, shape candy into 1-in. balls; press a hazelnut into each. Reshape balls and roll in ground hazelnuts. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator. Yield: 2 dozen.

Enjoy & Have a wonderful Valentine's Day 
with your family and loved ones

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  1. These are so pretty! Your family is going to be thrilled with these treats.

  2. Ooooooo - these would make Valentine's Day perfect!

  3. I love Mary's blog, too...and I definitely need to make some truffles! Yours look delectable~

  4. Ohh.. I love truffles ! and these simple looks tempting...

  5. I really appreciated your featuring my recipe today. That was really nice of you to do. I'm so glad you enjoyed them. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

  6. These truffles look so pretty, and sinfully delicious. Beautiful presentation, as well.

  7. Happy Valentine's Day to you, Elin. Your triffle looks super yummy.
    Love, Kristy

  8. Beautiful job! These look amazingly good.

  9. I just started making my own truffles and these sound great! I love the addition of the toasted hazenuts to the outside! Happy Valentines to you!

  10. CC...yesss they are. So sinfully chocolatey rich truffles :)

    Belinda...haha yess :)

    Lizzy...thanks, they are delectable :) Thanks to Mary for sharing the recipe :)

    Chunky Cooky...simple to make and taste good ! was great tasting your truffles and my family love them :) Thanks for the recipe!

    Elisabeth...thanks for dropping by :) The truffles are delicious no doubt :)

    Kristy..same to you :)

    Briarrose...thank you. They are great in taste too :)

    Wilde in the kitchen....HV to you too :)

    Jess...haha they are..forget the calories and indulged in these :) you will love them :)

  11. hi Elin
    truffles are such a great treat, I love hazelnuts I bet they really added so much flavor to those delicious truffles!
    Congrats on your daughter working on her phd!

  12. Hey Piggy Chef,
    Yuppy, those chocolate truffles with hazelnuts are such sinful treat but once in a blue moon , I guess it is okay...after all Valentine's Day is not a Valentine's Day without chocolate LOL!

    Thanks, hope she will be able to work on it to the end :p