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Elizabeth LaBau

Homemade Valentine's Day Truffles

By February 10, 2011

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If you receive my newsletter, you know that I'm a little obsessed with truffles right now.'Tis the season, right? Valentine's Day is when boxes of chocolate truffles swarm shelves, but the sad truth is that many of these so-called "truffles" are full of corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, and preservatives that have no business being within 10 feet of an honest-to-goodness truffle. So I'm here to provide you with three homemade truffle recipes that look beautiful, taste amazing, and best of all, can be made fresh, by you, for those you love.

The secret to making these dazzling Heart of Gold truffles is a gold powder called "luster dust" which can be found online or in many cake decorating or candy supply shops. Learn how to make these truffles--and finish them with a golden flourish--with the step by step photo tutorial showing how to make Heart of Gold Truffles.

Lovebug Truffles are on the opposite end of the classy-cute spectrum. Ladybug shaped truffles are decorated with hearts on their wings for a special Valentine's edition I'm calling "lovebug truffles." Because they're a bit complicated, I've put together a photo tutorial showing how to make Lovebug Truffles.

Finally, here's a fruity candy that'll blow you away. After tasting these truffles, I knew I had to call them Strawberry Fields Truffles because they are bursting with fresh strawberry flavor. They contain both strawberry puree and chunks of real berries, resulting in a truffle so flavorful, you'll think you're eating a fresh-picked berry. You can always decorate them with Valentine's sprinkles or candies, to make them look a little more seasonal.

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February 18, 2011 at 3:44 pm
(1) Easter Candy says:

Valentine’s Day candy is fun but I’m ready for Easter Candy!

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