Ooh, The Sweetest Thing

You’d better believe I just quoted U2. Am I embarrassed? Only slightly, because I’m about to follow it up with not one, but two fantastic recipes!

Roughly a month ago, I had a ladies night at our new house on the West side of town. I made all kinds of girly snacks including drunken gummy bears (good-quality gummy bears soaked in flavored vodka for an entire week) and two types of truffles. My ladies went absolutely ga-ga over the truffles, and since I found both recipes online, I knew I had to write a story about it! My girls were my taste-testers. Several of them asked me for both recipes so they could impress their own friends, too!

So, these truffles. (Please don’t drool on your phone or laptop. I doubt my insurance will cover it.)

I begin with the Cookie Dough Truffles by I Heart Naptime. These were incredibly easy. As long as you have a baking tray and a cooling rack, you’ll be set. You will also need way more self control than I have. I ate a ton of the raw dough merely because it was eggless, and I think I gypped my friends out of at least six truffles.

The second recipe is for White Chocolate Lemon Truffles by Oh My God Chocolate Desserts. My heart palpitated the first time I tried one. I even caught my husband stealing some, and the girls still talk about these truffles when I see them! They take a bit of work, but if you can just promise to be committed to them, you will consider your time well-spent.

I know you will enjoy these recipes. I enjoyed making them and it takes everything in me not to make (and eat) them every single week!

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ChocTrufflesNo-Bake Cookie Dough Truffles
by I Heart Naptime (recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens)

Ingredients:

1/3 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2-3 Tablespoons vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup milk chocolate chips
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (for dipping)
Sea salt (optional)

Instructions:

1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. In a bowl mix together butter, sugar and vanilla. Then add flour and mix just until combined. Stir in the milk chocolate chips.
2. Make one inch balls with the dough and place on the pan. Freeze for about 30 minutes.
3. When the dough is firm, melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave at 50% power.
4. Then dip the cookie dough in the chocolate with a fork. Tap off an excess chocolate. Place back on wax paper and top with sea salt if desired.
5. Place back in the freezer until chocolate has hardened. Store in the fridge.

WhiteTrufflesWhite Chocolate Lemon Truffles
by Oh My God Chocolate Desserts

Ingredients:

8 ounces white chocolate chips
5 Tablespoons unsalted butter
3 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon lemon extract
Powdered sugar

Instructions:

1. Over a double boiler, melt chocolate, butter and cream. Stir until smooth.

2. Stir in salt and lemon extract.

3. Cool slightly, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours (or until firm enough to roll the balls).

4. With a small spoon or a melon baller, scoop out the mixture and roll into 1-inch balls (if it’s too sticky, drop a small amount of white chocolate mixture into powder sugar; it makes it much easier to roll into a ball, then roll it again in the sugar when the ball is formed).

5. Roll each ball into powdered sugar to coat them well.

6. Store in the fridge in an airtight container up to one week. Freeze for longer storage.

Cookie Dough Truffles recipe: iheartnaptime.net/chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-truffles/
White Chocolate Lemon Truffles recipe: omgchocolatedesserts.com/white-chocolate-lemon-truffles/