Yes, we do heart chocolate. Am I talking about our special weekly family trips (okay, multi-weekly) to the grocery store for a (er, two, because we really do need one dark and one white) chocolate bar? Or the way we skillfully cruise through an opened bag of chocolate chips left in the cupboard? Or the way I try to save some chocolate bar for Matt after the kids and I walk to the store to buy one, but then as the evening wears on I have just one more little piece, because I really have worked very hard taking care of kids all day and moms do need nourishment…and then I see the peppermint schnapps in the cupboard and, oh, have you tried peppermint schnapps with chocolate? Where was I?
Oh yes, we do enjoy our chocolate, but especially when it comes to making chocolate truffles with Matt’s brother. This happens to be our second year making candy with Brandon, and I do hope to induct it as an annual tradition. Some laughs, some stress, some mess, some sugar, some good family time.
After a few days lounging around at our house, Brandon is back at college now for his last semester and then off to discover himself and the world and make his mark. We are always here with and for you, little brother.
3 Tbsp butter
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 bag chocolate chips- processed fine in food processor
1 more bag of milk chocolate chips- processed fine in food processor
Mix first 3 ingredients until smooth. Let cool in refrigerator until firm.
Melt bag of milk chocolate on stovetop until smooth.
Roll cooled chocolate into balls. Dip in melted chocolate. Roll balls in cocoa powder until covered.
When they are hard, eat ’em. We like to keep ours in the freezer for a bit of crunch.