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Boozy Truffles

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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

A little wine for your chocolate!
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 50 truffles
Author: Julie Chiou

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped dark chocolate
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 tbsp red wine, any kind
  • 1 cup non-pareils sprinkles

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Cover with saran wrap, pressing the saran wrap onto the top of the chocolate mixture. Let chill in refrigerator overnight.
  • 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.
  • Continue until all chocolate has been used up. Refrigerate baking sheet of truffles for 30 minutes before serving.
  • Store in the fridge if not eating but they will be fine room temperature. I prefer them straight out of the fridge though!
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Susan L. @ Full Happy Muffin and Mama

Thursday 27th of March 2014

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

Friday 28th of March 2014

Thanks, Susan!

Ali

Sunday 4th of August 2013

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!

Julie

Sunday 4th of August 2013

Hi Ali. I used this 7.5 oz jar of nonpareils: http://www.joann.com/wilton-7-5-oz-sprinkles-rainbow-nonpareils/xprd913610/ - so since where you are, the jars are typically 2 oz., I would buy 4 jars just to make sure you have enough! I'm pretty sure you'll have extra though so if you do, just pour them back in the jar (that is of course only the non-chocolate touched ones).

Tenns

Monday 27th of May 2013

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.

Megan

Wednesday 6th of March 2013

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!!!

ashley - baker by nature

Wednesday 6th of March 2013

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