By Kelly Bogard
Love is in the air. And although many see Valentine’s Day as a commercial holiday, it’s still a reason to celebrate those you love. Near and far.
Some give flowers. Others a box of chocolates. But, in Texas, we like to head into the kitchen and whip up a dessert made with love. Sweets for those we care most about—it’s just what we do in my family!
So, skip the hearts and flowers this year and make this flavor-packed recipe for those you love this weekend!
This is a great recipe to make something unique for your special someone and even get a little one’s help in the kitchen. You can use any flavor cake mix you want. I just love the pink color of a strawberry cake. And you can replace the flavoring for vanilla extract to change it to work with other flavors, too.
After the balls are chilled, about an hour, start heating your chocolate over a double boiler. You can create one by placing a pot with water over medium heat on the stove. Place a glass baking bowl over the water and let the steam from the warmer slowly heat the bowl and the chocolate in it. Stir the chocolate to keep it from scalding.
Once the chocolate is melted, remove the pot from the heat and start dipping the balls into the chocolate to coat. I like to use a toothpick to help me get the truffles out of the chocolate. Sprinkle each candy with hearts or other sprinkles and allow to cool.
These make great treats for your Valentine or that special person in your life. From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!
Recipe: Strawberry Truffles
Summary: Sweets for your sweet
- 1 box strawberry cake mix
- 1 c. flour
- 1/2 c. butter, softened
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 1/3 c. milk
- 1 tsp. strawberry flavoring
- 12 oz. dark chocolate melts
- Mix together sugar and butter until fluffy.
- Mix together cake mix and flour in a separate bowl.
- Slowly mix in cake mixture, scraping the bowl down to make sure to remove any lumps.
- Add in milk and flavoring.
- Mix until everything is combined and dough-like.
- Roll into teaspoon-sized balls.
- Chill for at least one hour covered in the refrigerator.
- Heat the chocolate over a double boiler.
- Coat each truffle in the chocolate and remove to a lined sheet to dry.
- Add sprinkles while the chocolate is still wet.
- Allow to dry at room temp and then place in refrigerator to chill and store.
Prep time (duration): 2 hour(s), 0 minutes
Number of servings (yield): approx. 3 dozen