First, I should explain that I bake because I get this “I can do that” feeling whenever I eat something sweet. I get so much satisfaction from recreating treats I’ve tasted and that is how I ended up with dozens and dozens of truffles.
Unfortunately I didn’t get any in-progress shots, but I can show you the final product! Most of these pictures were taking by Stephanie, as usual. She rushed over to my house in the morning right before I delivered the treat.
Oh yes, and I made the box out of chocolate, too (a graduation present for a good friend). It was easier than it looks and pretty sturdy, too!
Ready for each type of truffle?
Here’s the raspberry truffle. I made a fresh raspberry filling – tart and just the right amount of sweet.
This one has a coffee buttercream center.
And a vanilla bean filling
This one was my favorite – cinnamon caramel filling with chopped pecans.
Mint chocolate ganache in the center
And creamy ganache dipped in chocolate, then rolled in toasted pecan crumbs.
Well, I guess I could have another…