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Boozy Truffles

You know what’s really expensive? Window treatments. We finally finished the look of our office this past weekend with sheer draperies (thanks to one of my closest girlfriends, who is an interior designer!) for the windows. They only include ONE window panel per package and it’s priced at $20 EACH! We had to buy 5 of them. $100 for fabric that I probably could’ve gotten at JoAnn’s Fabric and sewed myself. Although, I would have to learn how to sew so maybe that’s not such a good idea. On top of the panels, we had to buy curtain rods for $12 a piece. I mean, I guess I can’t complain too much since all in all we spend $124 on window treatments and it really pulls together the entire look of the room but it’s just crazy how much fabric is, or maybe I just didn’t know where to look for cheaper ones.

Anyway, so I’m thrilled with our completion of the office. It’s a really nice, serene place to be :) I also finally saw Silver Linings Playbook over the weekend. Have any of you seen it yet? I really liked it and so did Jason. I was kind of shocked he liked it so much but it’s not a chick flick and it’s kind of depicts real life: how everyone has their own quirks and weirdness and we all just come together naturally. It’s a great movie, I would definitely recommend it to everyone. I love J-Law. She’s so pretty and I love how funny she is. She has a great personality and I hope it doesn’t change with fame and she always stays the same.

Ok, so I said last Friday that I’d have another boozy treat for y’all today and here you go! Boozy truffles! I was inspired by Jessica and her truffles (hers look SO much better than mine). They’re so easy to make but pretty messy. Makes me annoyed that restaurants and confectionaries charge so much for one. I guess it’s probably the ingredients that go into it that makes them up-charge. If you can, I would definitely use good quality chocolate in here. These truffles are SO rich but SO good. It’s hard to eat just one, but I feel if you eat more than two, you’ll start to feel sick. They’re really that rich. Sprinkles make everything more fun so that’s why I rolled mine in sprinkles. I also brought them to a get-together a few weeks ago and everyone that ate one really liked them so they have the stamp of approval!


Boozy Truffles
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Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: approx. 50
 
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups chopped dark chocolate (I used Trader Joe's dark chocolate pounder)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 tbsp. red wine (any kind)
  • 1 cup non-pareils sprinkles
Instructions:
  1. In a small pot, bring the heavy whipping cream to just a boil. Remove from heat and pour over the chopped dark chocolate (which should be in a microwave safe bowl). Let stand for 3 minutes then whisk together red wine and chocolate mixture. Mixture should be thick and smooth.
  2. Cover with saran wrap, pressing the saran wrap onto the top of the chocolate mixture. Let chill in refrigerator overnight.
  3. When ready to assemble, remove saran wrap from bowl and using a melon baller, scoop chocolate out and form into a ball with your hands then roll around in sprinkles. Place onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper.
  4. Continue until all chocolate has been used up. Refrigerate baking sheet of truffles for 30 minutes before serving.
  5. Store in the fridge if not eating but they will be fine room temperature. I prefer them straight out of the fridge though!

 

49 COMMENTS

  1. 03/04/2013 at 7:16 am

    Absolutely love the sound and LOOK of these! Anything with sprinkles is just so happy!

  2. 03/04/2013 at 7:53 am

    I love homemade truffles and how you can play with the flavours and ingredients to get something different every time. Red wine sounds inspired!

  3. 03/04/2013 at 7:59 am

    These are quite pretty Julie! I made similar truffles with Bailey’s, so good. Love the red wine in this!!!

  4. 03/04/2013 at 8:14 am

    Love these! They would be great to bring to a party:)

  5. 03/04/2013 at 8:31 am

    These look splendid! I have yet to attempt homemade truffles but this looks like a great first recipe to try!

  6. 03/04/2013 at 8:33 am

    LOVE all of the sprinkles!

  7. 03/04/2013 at 8:36 am

    Sprinkle? Yes please! I’m in!!!

  8. 03/04/2013 at 8:46 am

    I pretty much love anything filled with booze- they are so pretty too!

  9. 03/04/2013 at 8:51 am

    Why do sprinkles make everything so much better?
    These are so cute. I saw Jessica’s a few weeks back, too– yours are definitely just as pretty!! And hey… restaurants never put sprinkles on anything. So that means yours are cheaper AND better.

  10. 03/04/2013 at 8:57 am

    Red wine and dark chocolate is a fabulous combo and those truffles look so good!

  11. Martha T
    03/04/2013 at 9:01 am

    I love dark chocolate and red wine, so will definitely be trying these. Thanks for sharing!!

    Might I ask a question about Trader Joe’s chocolate? Is it real chocolate? Do they also carry white “chocolate”? I bake a lot and have to order my chocolate. The shipping is killing me, but Trader Joe’s is in Houston now, so chocolate would give me a reason to go check them out!

    • 03/04/2013 at 9:04 am

      It is real chocolate! Or at least I’m not sure what “real” and “fake” chocolate would be but on the package it says it’s imported from Belgium :) they have dark chocolate, milk chocolate, & dark chocolate with almonds. I don’t think they have white chocolate in the pound plus cause I’ve never seen it before, but they do have white chocolate chips!

    • 11/24/2013 at 12:23 pm

      Hi Julie,
      I order my choc for baking from kingarthurflour.com. I joined their Baker’s Reward Program and get now I get FREE shipping on every order over $25! I hope this helps!

  12. 03/04/2013 at 9:01 am

    I loved the movie too! Truffles look incredible and the sprinkles are super fun. Thanks for the warning not to go over two…I think I would be very tempted!

  13. 03/04/2013 at 9:03 am

    I totally approve of combining wine and dark chocolate. These are super cute!

  14. Martha T
    03/04/2013 at 9:07 am

    Thanks, Julie! White isn’t really even chocolate, so I’m not as picky about it, but I always use real chocolate in ganache, etc. I will definitely make a detour by Trader Joe’s next time I go visit my grandson.

  15. 03/04/2013 at 9:30 am

    I think yours look just fabulous :)

  16. 03/04/2013 at 9:41 am

    So cute! Love love love me some sprinkles :)

  17. 03/04/2013 at 9:46 am

    Yeah, we still don’t have window treatments either. I’m trying to take my time to find what I really want but they are expensive!! I love these, lady!

  18. 03/04/2013 at 9:48 am

    These boozy chocolates look great! Love the sprinkles.

  19. 03/04/2013 at 10:07 am

    I know you’re a month ahead and all but it’s still funny we both posted boozy treats on the same day. ;) And seriously the cost of window treatments is why I haven’t bothered… plus I’d be dealing with cat hair and god knows what else on them with the kids touching them so no thanks to that idea.

  20. 03/04/2013 at 10:35 am

    These beauties are so dang perfect I had to pin twice!

  21. 03/04/2013 at 10:55 am

    Yes, yes and YES to these. Oh and YUM. :)

  22. 03/04/2013 at 11:08 am

    Gurrrrrrl, these boozy truffles are AMAZEBALLS! Thank you for making all of our Mondays a little brighter!

  23. I have never had wine truffles- had many other types of boozy truffles so wine I must try! And sprinkles are the perfect touch! I saw silver linings playbook it was a great movie and my jason enjoyed it too :)

  24. 03/04/2013 at 11:33 am

    Bring on the boozy treats!

  25. 03/04/2013 at 11:46 am

    I LOVE that these are rolled in sprinkles. Sprinkles=Fun! And I guess you sure will have fun with boozy truffles ;)

  26. 03/04/2013 at 12:52 pm

    OBSESSED

  27. 03/04/2013 at 1:13 pm

    Silver Lining’s Playbook is one of my favorite movies this year. It’s not overly cheesy, its just real to life. These boozy truffles look like they would cure anybody of a chocolate craving. And the fact that you rolled them in sprinkles puts them over the top!

  28. 03/04/2013 at 2:33 pm

    I am always in for boozy truffles. I made some around xmas with Baileys. this red wine version looks totally rich and delicious too! On a different note- I loved Jennifer’s acting in that movie- i wish she doesnt change with fame either :)

  29. 03/04/2013 at 2:41 pm

    Boozy truffles with sprinkles? Yes please, I am in!

  30. 03/04/2013 at 2:44 pm

    Love boozy desserts, and these sound like an amazing tuffle. Love all the sprinkles to, so festive!
    Curtains are crazy expensive – I had to do the same for my sons room, I was shocked how much for his little window it cost!

  31. 03/04/2013 at 3:45 pm

    I loved Silver Linings Playbook so much! I saw it alone, but told my husband we were watching it on DVD together when it came out :) Your truffles look awesome, love the sprinkles!!

  32. 03/04/2013 at 5:44 pm

    chocolate.wine.yes puh-leeeease.

  33. 03/04/2013 at 8:13 pm

    I love all these sprinkles…and definitely, the booziness! We spent so much money on window treatments when we bought our house, and I wasn’t even thinking about it!

  34. 03/04/2013 at 9:04 pm

    These look so awesome and colourful, great recipe! I’m all for boozy truffles.

  35. 03/04/2013 at 9:16 pm

    Great way to kick this up a notch using the red wine! Love it!

  36. 03/04/2013 at 9:30 pm

    red wine, dark chocolate and sprinkles?! yes, yes, and yes!

  37. 03/04/2013 at 10:22 pm

    Oh, window treatments are ridiculously expensive! And always sold as just one measly panel. And yes, Silver Linings Playbook is SO good!

    I’m loving these truffles with all those bright sprinkles!

  38. 03/05/2013 at 12:08 am

    You know where I get {most of} my window treatments from — Ikea! There sooo much more inexpensive!!! LOVE the way these look! SO stinkin cute!

  39. 03/05/2013 at 9:05 am

    Eep! Love how cute these are! Definitely making.
    (Not looking forward to doing the window treatments for our home reno btw. Wasn’t in the budget at all, soooo, we might not have any for quite a while. Lol).

  40. 03/05/2013 at 4:24 pm

    I think yours look just as gorgeous as Jessica’s, Julie! Don’t sell yourself short. I can and want to eat about 8 of these in a row.

  41. 03/06/2013 at 11:09 am

    Hello, Gorgeous! These are SO fabulous, Julie! I wish we were eating them and drinking wine right now!

  42. 03/06/2013 at 1:57 pm

    I’ve been thinking of these all week. It’s only wednesday, how is that possible?! I need this week to hurry up so I have the time to make these this weekend. C’mon!!!

  43. 05/27/2013 at 3:53 pm

    These look delicious! I love chocolate truffles and I love sprinkles. They are super cute too! Definetely a must try and a great party favor.

  44. Ali
    08/04/2013 at 1:08 am

    Hi there! Love the recipe — totally adding this to my Christmas baking list this year, but with festive sprinkles. My question is, how many little bottles of sprinkles is a cup? Most companies sell non-pareils in increments of 2 oz. So about how many should I buy in order to ensure my truffles will be evenly coated? Thanks so much!

  45. This. Is. Awesome. I tend to make two different types of truffles a year (a dark/semisweet orange truffle and a milky caramel truffle) and I always struggle with how to decorate them. I love how festive these look!

    • Julie
      03/28/2014 at 10:38 am

      Thanks, Susan!

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