December 30, 2012

Chocolate and Champagne New Year Truffles

Ring in the New Year with Chocolate and Champagne. These delectable truffles are easy to make, no baking involved. Chocolate lovers just have to greet the new year with chocolate!
Happy New Year!  Enjoy! 

"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves." ~Bill Vaughan

Truffles rolled in cocoa powder coating.

Ingredients:


  • 8 ounces dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup champagne or sparkling wine 
  • Topping: Use any of the following: cocoa powder, sugar sprinkles, confectioner's sugar, or finely chopped nuts


Directions:


  1. Place chopped pieces of chocolate and honey or agave nectar (I prefer agave nectar) in a heatproof mixing bowl.
  2. Bring the heavy cream to a boil in a small saucepan and immediately pour the cream into the bowl with the chocolate and honey or agave nectar.
  3. Stir until all the chocolate has melted. Add the champagne and blend into a smooth mixture.
  4. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for at least one hour until the chocolate mixture is firm enough to roll into balls.
  5. Using a melon spoon or small ice cream scoop form into 1-inch truffle balls.
  6. Roll each truffle in the topping of your choice.
  7. Transfer to a serving plate lined with parchment paper or waxed paper. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving (this will help the topping adhere to the truffle).
  8. Can be stored up to 3 days covered in the refrigerator. 
  9. Makes about 3 dozen truffles. Enjoy!

A New Year's Toast to all my blog friends!

"New Year's Day...Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual." ~Mark Twain


©JerseyLil’s 2 Cents

24 comments:

  1. Now, I can definitely ring in the new year with chocolate!! Yummm... Happy New Year, Madilyn! May you experience hope in trouble, joy in triumph, and peace on all the days in between!

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    1. Happy New Year, Melody! Thank you for the beautiful New Year message, and I wish the same for you! Chocolate is the best way to ring in the new year. :)

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  2. Hi Madilyn,
    Happy New Year to you and your family and I wish you a healthy and successful 2013 with lots more of your great blog. One of my favorites.

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    1. Hi Neil. A Happy New Year with much success to you too! I believe you ring in the new year in Australia before we do here in the U.S., so you’ll get to 2013 before me! Thanks for the wonderful comment and for making my blog one of your favorites. Your great blog is one of my favorites too.

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  3. This sounds yummy! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks Bev, it is so yummy! A very Happy New Year to you!

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  4. Madilyn, now you've outdone yourself. I'm positively swooning. Have a wonderful New Year! So glad you're here with us at BC.

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    1. Thanks, Marty. Positively swooning is exactly the reaction I was hoping for. :) Clearly, you are a chocolate lover too. Have an absolutely fantastic New Year!

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  5. A very very Happy New Year to you and all your loved ones Jerseylil. This recipes is very quick, yummy and easy, so it's on my list, and I'll be covered in it at the stroke of midnight.

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    1. Thanks, Rum-Punch-Drunk. To be covered in chocolate and champagne at the stroke of midnight is the perfect way to ring in the new year! A very very Happy New Year to you and all your loved ones too!

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    2. And this began as such as innocent post... :)

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  6. I WANT THESE!!! Nice post as usual! Happy New Year!!

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    1. Happy New Year, CrazyMama! Thanks, I know you’d love these!! :)

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    1. Yes, they are wicked good! Happy New Year, Robert!

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  8. Wow! These look delicious! I'm definitely going to try these, but first I have to introduce fruits and vegetables back into my diet after the holiday splurge! ;) Happy New Year Jersey Lil! xxx

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    1. Happy New Year ModMom! So delicious and if you use dark chocolate, somewhat healthy because dark chocolate has health benefits! :) I need to reintroduce fruits and veggies too after the holidays...can we dip them all in chocolate, dark chocolate of course! LOL! Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. Wonderful recipe for new year! I am not typical chocolate lover but yours looks delicious. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks Yun Yi! Happy New Year to you! :)

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  10. OMG, these truffles are insane! Not sure how I missed this post. Love the addition of champagne in the truffle mixture.

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    1. OMG they are so good! :) Hope you try them, the champagne works perfectly. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Crazy Mama!!! I like that presidents get inaugurated on my birthday! :)

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