Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day Truffles

Standing in line at the grocery store I spotted little boxes of message hearts.  Who can resist this kind of nostalgia candy?  ;)  Truffles just had to be made.

I had planned on doing the drizzle before applying the hearts, but the messages were printed a little wonky on a lot of candy pieces so the drizzle went on top.  I scattered the remaining hearts on the serving tray for a little extra cuteness.

Chocolate Orange Cream Truffles

14oz non fat sweetened condensed milk
2 cups powdered sugar
1 envelope Orange Kool-Aid
24oz milk chocolate chips
2tbls shortening
Message hearts

Mix together sweetened condensed milk and Kool-Aid.  Beat in powdered sugar.  Melt 12oz chocolate chips in the microwave until smooth.  Add the melted chocolate to the milk mixture, blending until creamy.  Form into balls and place on waxed paper.  Chill for an hour or so.

Melt remaining 12oz chocolate chips and shortening in the microwave until smooth, stirring often to prevent overheating.  Dip centers in chocolate with a fork and place back on waxed paper.  Top truffles with message hearts.  When you have finished dipping in chocolate, use your fork to flick lines of drizzle across the tops of the truffles.  Chill until set.


  1. Love the conversation hearts on top! Very cute :) This recipe sounds fairly easy to make, and that's the best kind! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Good to "see" you again! Chocolate and orange is always a winning combination.

  3. I have never seen these hearts.. maybe cause I never looked for them:D great idea anyway!

  4. These are beautiful! I am going to experiment with other types of small candies on top. thank you!

  5. These truffles are just TOO cute!!! Love them! :)

  6. Yay, hello again! Your truffles are so fun.

  7. Good to have you here again and thanks for bringing the yummy truffles. Hope your Valentine's Day was great!

  8. These truffles are gorgeous - those hearts on top do me in :D

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