I've been wanting to try these recipes so this is what I did last night. The truffles are *yummy* (Damon & I both like chocolate/raspberry together) but I didn't try the brownie balls. Damon confirmed they are worth making. He said they're a hit at work too. Thankfully we have company (Damon's Mom & Dad) coming this weekend to help us eat all these treats! I made strawberry pretzel salad & veggie pizza for tonight. Also on the menu: Baked potstickers with Asian Dipping Sauce, salad & punch.
Bake up a batch of brownies. When they are cool, smash them up, leaving out the crispy edges. Mix in 1/3 can chocolate frosting (about 1/2 cup) and then roll into one inch balls. Dip in melted chocolate (white or dark) and place on waxed paper. Sprinkle with colored sugar, decorator sprinkles, or mini chocolate chips. Also try peanut butter instead of frosting.
Chocolate Raspberry Truffles
1 1/3 cups + 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 2 TBL heavy cream
1 TBL butter
2 TBL seedless raspberry jam
Confectioners' sugar to taste
Combine 1 1/3 cups of the chocolate chips w/the cream & butter in the top of a double boiler. Cook over hot water until smooth, stirring constantly. Stir in the jam. Allow the mixture to cool, then freeze, covered w/plastic wrap for 20 minutes. Shape into balls. Place on a cookie sheet. Freeze until firm. Melt the remaining 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips in a double boiler over hot water, stirring occasionally. Using a wooden pick, dip the candy balls 1 at a time into the chocolate. Place on a cookie sheet. Chill until set. Dust w/confectioners' sugar.