11 Great Valentine Ideas - Heart-Shaped Chocolate Truffles

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

11 Great Valentine's Day Recipes and Crafts
Check out a few of my favorite ladies Valentine's Day ideas. So much cuteness!

1) Valentine's Day Cupcakes by Cupcake Diaries
2) Hand Print Valentine's Door Decor by Tiny Sidekick
3) Sweet Cream Strawberry Hearts by Cook and Craft Me Crazy
4) Paper Heart Wreath by Made to be a Momma
5) Bunny Valentine Printable by Whistle and Ivy
6) Valentine's Date Night Match Game by Play .Party. Pin.
8) Heart-Shaped Chocolate Truffles by Sugar Tart Crafts
9) Maze Valentine Printables by Cutesy Crafts
10) Gold Conversation Hearts by Homemade Ginger
11) Glow Stick Valentines by Keeping it Simple

Chocolate is pretty much a Valentine's Day staple right? So this year I decided to try making Ant's favorite
Simply Sensational Truffles a little more festive by making them heard-shaped. 
Delicious Heart-shaped Chocolate Truffles
I've never tried anything other than little round balls before so I was a little worried that this might turn out to be a disaster. 
Luckily everything came together smoothly, and in less than 30 min. my chocolates turned out adorable and delicious!
If you'd like to make a batch for your sweetie you'll need:
melting chocolate - cream cheese - ziploc bags and/or squeeze bottles
a silicon candy mold or ice cube tray (mine's from Ikea) - 
sprinkles - optional flavor extracts
Heart-shaped Chocolate Truffles Tutorial
Step 1 - Mix together melted chocolate and cream cheese to create your filling(including additional flavors)
Melt more chocolate to be used as your truffle "shell". Place both in ziplock bags of bottles.
Step 2 - Squeeze a small amount of the plain chocolate into each well of your mold. Use just enough to cover the bottom. 
Place the mold in the freezer for a few minutes to help the chocolate set slightly. 
*Keep your remaining chocolate from setting too quickly by placing it in a bowl of hot water. 
Step 3 - Add the filling mixture to each of the wells in a rough "V" shape. Be sure to avoid touching the sides.
Step 4 - Fill any remaining space with plain chocolate to form the outer shell. Work slowly 
and tap the mold on the counter every so often to help prevent and remove any stray air bubbles. 
Step 5 - Flatten the bottoms of your truffles with a flat edge (like the back of a butter knife) and allow the chocolate to 
completely harden. You can help speed up the setting process buy placing them in the refrigerator.
Once your truffles have set completely, carefully remove them from the mold and top them with sprinkles!
How to make simple heart-shaped chocolate truffles!
Of course you'll need to do some sample testing to make sure they've turned out alright, 
but try to leave at least a few for your special someone. ;-)
Do you have any special plans for your valentine this year?
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  1. HOLY COW THESE LOOK AMAZING! I am a CRAZY Chocolate girl! I am Drooooling right now! This is my kind of treat! xo-Brook

    1. Thanks so much Brook! I'm a sucker for chocolate too, and I totally admit to hiding it from my kids so I don't have to share!

  2. These are beautiful! And they sound so delicious . . . lucky Ant :-)

    1. Thanks darlin'. Of course you know he's complaining that I'm ruining his diet. Didn't stop him from hoovering em though! ;-)

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    1. Thanks Alexis! Now I'm wondering if I can add different fillings. Extra yum!

  4. Perfect for Valentine's Day! I need to get me some molds, because that filling sounds so yummy!

    1. Thanks Bethany. Someone just told me that Philadelphia started selling chocolate flavored cream cheese at the grocery store now so you might not even need molds...just a spoon! ;-)

  5. These are adorable and l'm surprised at how easy they seem!

    1. They are SO easy Megan...which is great since they disappear so quickly!

  6. I so need that heart ice cube tray. Maybe I'll stop by Ikea this week and pick one up. Thanks for the yummy recipe!

    1. They have a bunch of other fun shapes there too Britni. We have hearts, fish, flowers and little donut shapes. They're great for all kinds of party treats!

  7. I'm a sucker for chocolate! I've been wanting to try to make my own truffles...I guess now I have no excuse! These look amazing!

    1. Thanks Corey! This is a great truffle to start with because it's so ridiculously simple. It's practically impossible to screw up when there are only 2 ingredients!

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    1. Thanks Kaysi! They taste pretty good too! ;-)

  9. These look so pretty! I would only expect to find something like this at the store! Very nice, I am going to give these a shot!

    1. Thanks! It's a good thing they're easy, because they never last long. Enjoy!

  10. Such a fun project! thanks for linking over at Take-A-Look Tuesday - I featured you today, woot woot! And also pinned it for you - thanks!
    Mandy, SugarBeeCrafts.com


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