Homemade Memories: Chocolate Truffles
Renée and I both identify the most as being mothers.
That is our joy, our comfort, our life.
We learned from the best of the best – our mothers.
Today we give tribute to them with Homemade Chocolate Truffles!
Happy Mother’s Day!
“A mother sees that there are only four pieces of chocolate for five people and promptly announces she never really liked chocolate that much
…even though she was the one who bought it.”
Tributes to Our Moms
My mom is the most positive person I’ve ever known! She has been and continues to be the best example of love, service and diligence to me. She’s adorable and makes me laugh, cause she is fearless. There isn’t anything she won’t try to learn and do at 85 years old!
She is also a hostess with the mostess! I love being with her! I give thanks every day for the parents I was sent to. I love you, Mom!
My mom is the person you look at and say, “How can you accomplish so much?” While raising four kids, she earned her Masters and then her Doctorate degree while teaching at BYU-Idaho and even going on to become the Dean of Business.
She inspires me to follow my dreams and do hard things. She is my biggest cheerleader and one of my best friends. Most of all, she is the best example of selflessness that I know, always willing to do anything for anyone especially for her kids.
If I am lucky, I hope I can be just like her someday!
As a tribute to our Mothers we wanted to share a truffle recipe that we know every mother would appreciate on their special day!
- 2 cups or 1 bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (I like ghiradelli)
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- ¼ cup whipping cream
- 2 Tablespoon flavoring - raspberry, vanilla, hazelnut, orange or lemon
- 1 Tablespoon shortening
- Optional Toppings:
- Melted chocolate
- Chocolate shavings
- Cocoa powder
- Shredded coconut
- Finely chopped nuts
- Lay down foil or parchment on a cookie sheet.
- In 2-quart saucepan, melt 1 cup of the chocolate chips over low heat stirring constantly. Once melted, take off heat and stir in butter. Stir in whipping cream and any flavorings if desired.
- Cool in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or until it is thick enough to hold a ball shape.
- Drop 1 teaspoon of the chocolate mixture on the cookie sheet and roll into balls. Freeze 30 minutes.
- In 1-quart saucepan, heat the remaining 1 cup of chocolate chips and shortening over low heat stirring constantly until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Take off heat. Dip truffles in the chocolate. Return to cookie sheet and add any optional toppings. Put truffles into fridge for about 10 minutes.
- If you want to drizzle white chocolate over the truffles, melt the white chocolate in the saucepan and drizzle over the truffles. I prefer to use a plastic ketchup bottle or even a ziploc bag with a corner cut out to drizzle the chocolate. Let cool in the fridge until set.
- Store in airtight container in refrigerator.
Here are some of our Favorite Mother’s Day Desserts!
Tell us about your mom – a memory or what you love about her!
Happy Mother’s Day!
The chocolate truffles as always, look delicious. More than that is the thought behind. On being a mother, I totally agree. Moms always have that instinct to give more than to receive.
I cannot say no to this. I am a chocoholic and I love Chocolate Truffles. Your recipe reminds me of this favorite Japanese dessert that I always have whenever I am in Japan. I am excited to try your recipe and I know it will be a blockbuster at home.
Welcome to CK Russ. We’d love to hear back from you after you’ve made our truffles, thanks!
Those truffles look amazing! I am dying to eat them. Mother’s Day is always a little sad for me because I miss my mother. We always had fun times in the kitchen together! You two are lucky to be able to share those memories too!
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Amazing… They look so good to eat. I am a huge fan of chocolate and would make the perfect homemade gift. 🙂
These look so good! I tried making these once and I failed miserably, I should definitely give your recipe a try, maybe it’ll work out better than before! And just in time for Mother’s Day! 😀
The chocolate truffles look wonderful. I would love to make them myself! Great post!
It looks amazing! Unfortunately, my mom’s diabetic so I can’t give her lots of sweets. LOL. My mom has sacrificed a lot for us and I’m so thankful for that. We all should be to our moms!
Those truffles look fantastic. I love the tribute to your mom and that you can be inspired by her to follow your dreams. Sadly, my mom is no longer with us, but I learned a lot from her and those are what we keep in our hearts.
This recipe is a must try! It’s something I am looking forward making to an upcoming celebration here at home. I never tried this yet but chocolate truffles are one of the desserts I love the most. Thanks for sharing this and Happy Mother’s day to all moms out there too! 🙂
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The chocolate truffles as always, look delicious. Again and again, I have to admit that I am a sweet tooth fairy. More than that is the thought behind of that chockie, anyways. Motherhood is not that easy, I would love to make that sometimes and give it to my mom as how I showed her the gratefulness she gave.
These look amazing! I made truffles once. Maybe I need to try again with your recipe! My mom is always making and doing things for me and the kids. I’m glad I got to spend the day with her!
I would love to share this with my mom. We both love sweets even though she has diabetes, she has to control her intake. They look yummy and promising! Hope to see a gluten-free version of this. Hihi 😀
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Oh, who doesn’t like the indulgence of a tasty chocolate truffle every once in a while!?! Yummy!
Such a delicious treat! Moms will forever be our source of inspiration and encouragement. I’m sure they’d appreciate this simple gift idea.
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OhmyG! This is my fave <3 A certified Chocoholic here so I'm gonna bookmark this post 🙂 I don't usually want Coconut in some recipes but I'm gonna give this a shot. I know it will be perfect ^ ^
You and me both Ayesha, thanks!