Truffles are a traditional gift for Valentine's Day, but you don't have to limit yourself to buying a dusty heart-shaped box from a store shelf. Try one of these romantic Valentine's Day truffle recipes, and surprise your love with fresh, handmade chocolates this year!
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Show your love with Heart of Gold Truffles. These dazzling molded chocolate truffles sparkle with a gold coating. The secret to their shiny exterior is luster dust, an edible decoration that is brushed onto the finished chocolates. It takes just a few minutes but it elevate simple chocolate into the realm of edible art. Be sure to check out the tutorial showing how to make Heart of Gold Truffles.
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Go to the dark side this Valentine's Day! These Dark Chocolate Valentine's Day Truffles have a mocha flavor and a good hit of salt to give them a more grown-up taste than your typical chocolate truffles. Roll them in pink and white colored jimmies to give them the perfect Valentine's Day touch!
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Raise a glass to these Champagne Truffles! These white chocolate truffles have a light champagne flavor, making them perfect for romantic occasions like Valentine's Day. You can use any champagne whose taste you enjoy, just make sure you save some to drink! To really impress your valentine, finish these truffles off by decorating them with edible gold leaf, following the directions in this step-by-step gold leaf tutorial.
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Lovebug Truffles are adorable ladybug-shaped truffles decorated with hearts. These cute critters are perfect for Valentine's Day, or any other romantic occasion. Be sure to check out the photo tutorial with step-by-step instructions showing how to make Lovebug Truffles!Continue to 5 of 8 below.
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Want to make two Valentine's Desserts in one? Try this recipe for Red Velvet Cake Truffles! Red Velvet Cake Truffles are simply balls of delicious red velvet cake mixed with real cream cheese frosting. The truffles are then dipped in candy coating, for a moist, sweet, and tangy cake bite in candy form. They're delicious, and the striking red color inside the white coating is a beautiful Valentine's treat.
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It doesn't get any simpler--or more delicious--than this. Dark chocolate and cream come together to form divine, melt-in-your-mouth dark chocolate truffles. If your valentine appreciates classic good taste, then these Dark Chocolate Truffles are the way to go.
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Deep chocolate and luscious raspberries are paired in this delicious chocolate raspberry truffle recipe. The ganache filling of these truffles stays fairly soft, so they seem to melt in your mouth with each bite.
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After one taste of these Cinnamon Truffles, you may never go back to plain chocolate truffles again! They spicy fragrance of cinnamon pairs perfectly with the velvety dark chocolate.