My husband's favorite candy is truffles. He likes them plain, no fruit flavorings -- just plain chocolate/chocolate. I used to buy him a box of truffles every Valentine's Day but they changed the recipe and now he doesn't like them. I thought this year I would try to make my own.
I looked at the Bakerella website and used the basic recipe there for truffles. First I made a devil's food cake from a mix.
The next ingredient is a can of cream cheese frosting. I didn't use that because I don't like to use products with trans fats so I made a half recipe of homemade cream cheese frosting. 1/2 package of cream cheese, 1/4 stick of butter, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla flavoring and 1/2 box of confectioner's sugar. I mixed it all until it was creamy.
I then crumbled up the cake mix into the frosting -- looks pretty messy. I put this mixture into the refrigerator until it was chilled and firm.
OK. So far, so good. That was easy. This is where it does get a little harder. I didn't show you the next step because it was too messy and I just don't like to show embarrassingly messy things. I took around a teaspoon of the cake/frosting mix which is the filling and rolled it into a ball. I then melted two bags of chocolate bark. You can get this where you find candy making supplies. It comes in wafers and I used two bags. I microwaved it on medium, one minute at a time until it was melted.
I then dipped each ball into the melted chocolate and place it on parchment paper until the chocolate was hardened. If I missed a place, I re-dipped it. I had to microwave the chocolate a number of times because it kept getting too cool
After they are nicely covered and hard, I decided to decorate them.
I placed melted pink, vanilla-flavored candy into a piping bag and drizzled a little pink candy onto the top. I then allowed them to dry.
I loved the boxes I found to give away the truffles. I plan to tie on a pink bow. I hope my husband loves them. These weren't that hard but a little time-consuming and messy when dipping all the truffles in chocolate.