Thursday, August 29, 2013

Sweet Treats

Planning a bridal shower, engagement party, dinner party or just need to make a sweet treat?  Well I've got a recipe for you!  I had a church event a few weeks ago and needed to bring a dessert.  The day of the event I was very busy, but didn't want to buy something to bring so I turned to my trusty Southern Living Cookbook and found a recipe for these sweet treats, Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles!!  So easy to make, and very hands off! This recipe was perfect for my on-the-go lifestyle!
Enjoy!!!

Straight from Southern Living

Prep: 40 minutes  Cook:  13 minutes  Other: 5 hours

Ingredients:
1/4 cup of whipping cream
1 (4 ounce) bittersweet chocolate baking bar, chopped
1 (4 ounce) semisweet chocolate baking bar, chopped
2 tablespoons hazelnut spread (Such as Nutella - I used 3 since I love this stuff so much!)
1 cup of hazelnuts

Directions:
Bring cream to a simmer in a saucepan over medium-high heat; remove from heat

Whisk in chocolates and hazelnut spread until blended and smooth.  Transfer mixture to a glass bowl; cover and chill 3 hours or until firm  (it took me less time than this).

Place hazelnuts on a baking sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until hazelnuts are toasted and skins begin to split.  Place warm hazelnuts in a dish towel, rub vigorously to remove skins.

Process toasted hazelnuts in a food processor until ground.  Place in a shallow dish.

Shape chilled chocolate mixture into 1-inch balls, roll in ground hazelnuts.  Cover and chill truffles 2 hours or until ready to serve.

Yields 2 dozen


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