Feb 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day with Honey Infused Truffles

Happy Valentine's Day couples and singles!

Coincidentally, today is not only Valentine's Day,
Today is also the first day of Chinese lunar year! The tiger year!
So happy Chinese new year everybody!
*Now we all have our excuses to PARTY!

And I want to present you a simple festive recipe that totally fits the lovely mood,
Honey infused truffles-

Ingredients (for about a dozen of them)?

4 oz of 50% fine dark chocolate
1 teaspoon of honey
1/3 cup of heavy whipping cream
Some unsweetened cocoa powder
A tiny pinch of salt


Have a double broiler ready, turn to medium heat,
Pour in the heavy whipping cream,
Break the chocolate into smaller chunks and add to the bowl,
Constantly whisking the mixture till the chocolate is fully blended with the cream,
Add honey and salt, keep stirring.

You can either keep the mixture in the bowl you're using, or transfer to a shallower dish,
Cover with foil and into the fridge for few hours,
Wait till the chocolate gets hard, but still soft enough to shape it into little round balls,
I simply transfer the bowl into the freezer because I just can't wait to eat it!

So after the chocolate is ready, I use my teaspoon measurement to scoop out even mixture,
Shape it into little balls, I didn't make it like perfect round shapes,
But I bet you can do it easily with a melon baller or tiny ice cream scoop.

Have a plate of cocoa powder ready,
Just toss the chocolate balls to the powder, make sure it's well-coated.

That's it! Done! How simply is that!?
Now just put the truffles into cute little boxes, tie up a ribbon and give it to someone you love!
Too bad my parents are in Taiwan,
Otherwise I'll just bring this to them in exchange for my "hon bao,"
Also known as red envelope with money for Chinese New Year!
*My evil plan failed!

Cindy's Rating: 7


  1. Happy valentine's day and Happy Chinese New Year :)

  2. To Tigerfish~
    Thank you! Happy Chinese New Year there!!!!

  3. To a bowl of mush~
    Thank you! Hope you had a great holiday weekend!

  4. Mmm, so simple and yummy! I just saw Ina Garten on the Food Network make truffles also :). She used a melon baller to make each truffle look round.

    Happy Chinese New Year and Valentines Day to you too!

  5. To EatTravelEat~
    Yeah mellon baller is one of the kitchen gadget I wanna get!! So many kitchen-ware I want! BTW, I love Ina too! Another Food Network chef I like is Giada, both of their food all look so good!
    (Happy new year to you!)