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How to Set Up a Truffle Bar

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I created this truffle bar last January for Style At Home and realized I never posted the photos on Sugar and Charm! Since Valentine’s Day is coming up in two weeks I thought I would share my idea for a truffle bar. I used Ina’s amazing truffle recipe and the placed them all on a plate. Then I set out 4 toppings that would taste great on top of a melt-in-your-mouth truffle! I used chopped hazelnut, powdered sugar, cocoa powder and coconut and they were all delicious! At the end of the bar I set out milk because those truffles are rich and nothing goes better with them than a glass of milk (or chocolate milk)! You can package them up in white to-go boxes and tie it with twine. I think they would make an excellent Valentine’s treat for co-workers and friends too! Read Ina’s truffle recipe below 🙂

 

Ina’s Truffles
1/2 cup heavy cream
4 oz bitter sweet chocolate
4 oz semi sweet chocolate
1 1/2 Grand Marnier
1 tablespoon prepared coffee
1/2 vanilla extract

 

Directions:
Heat the heavy cream just under boiling, it will boil quickly so put it to simmer until it’s hot.
Chop the chocolate and place in a glass bowl. Pour the hot heavy cream over the chocolate to melt the chunks.
Add the vanilla, hot coffee and Grand Marnier
Mix until melted and refrigerate for 45 minutes. Place on a platter and let your guests dip away
With a small scooper or spoon, place little balls on parchment paper. They don’t need to be perfectly shaped, as truffles are usually not exactly round.

 

Photo Credit: Sugar and Charm 
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9 responses to How to Set Up a Truffle Bar

  1. February 1, 2012

    This is lovely! Thanks so much for sharing! A great idea for VDAY.

  2. February 1, 2012

    Looks delicious!
    I will try them for sure!
    Greetings!

  3. February 1, 2012

    That looks wonderful and the recipe sounds delicious. Might have to try those 🙂 xx

    annieshomemadeheaven.blogspot.com

  4. February 1, 2012

    I can hardly stand the lovely and delicious that is THIS POST. Oh my heavens!

  5. February 2, 2012

    What a great idea <3 Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. February 2, 2012

    What a clever idea! I can’t wait to pull off something like this myself!

  7. February 2, 2012

    This is an AWESEOME idea…Seriously so clever and pretty.

  8. February 2, 2012

    Yummmmmmyyyy… I can’t wait to do this. Soon.

  9. February 3, 2012

    Lovely! So simple yet elegant.

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