02 February 2010

Sweet Tooth Alert: Sandra Lees Chocolate Truffles

From Denny: OK, all you sugarholics out there in web land, THIS is your recipe! Guaranteed to knock your sweet tooth off its feet and into nirvana land.

As usual, Sandra Lee is quite clever for devising recipes you can do on the fly - or when you forgot you owed something for your kid's school function. :) This recipe is nothing but dressed up and finessed chocolate frosting combined with more powdered sugar, vanilla extract and cocoa powder. Definitely ranks in the "seriously sweet" column. If you see someone feeling faint, just pop one of these truffle candies into their mouths and they will revive instantly.

Since Food Network has yet to allow embedding of their videos... to watch Sandra Lee walk you through this simple recipe, go here.

Sensuous Chocolate Truffles

Chef Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade Desserts, Miramax Books, 2003.

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 0

Level: Easy

Serves: about 36 truffles


1 (16-ounce) container chocolate frosting (Denny: or make your own favorite)
3/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder


Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. With a hand mixer, beat frosting, powdered sugar, and vanilla in large bowl until smooth. Using a tablespoon measuring spoon or a 1-ounce cookie scoop, form into balls and place on cookie sheet. Dust truffles with cocoa powder. Cover and refrigerate truffles until ready to serve.

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