The last two weeks have been a blur of activity. I had teacher preplanning, which included setting up my new classroom, meeting parents and students, getting to know the new principal and attending lots of meetings. This last week alone was a lot of prep work to prepare my students for the rest of the year, getting baseline academic data and establishing classroom management. On top of all that, after school I am also a Swim and Dive Coach for the local high school. Can you say BUSY?! I get up before the sun rises and I do not get home until it starts to set.
Breakfast and lunches have been pretty healthy but dinners have to be light since it is so late by the time I get home. Hopefully things will start to smooth out and I will get more time for myself and this blog… and dinner. This weekend I went home to visit my parents and plan the reception menu for the wedding. My Mom, who is the hand model for the pictures, has been experimenting with truffles this week and these were my favorite. I mean, can you go wrong with Nutella? NEVER! 🙂
My Mom got the original recipe from http://www.cookingwithalia.com/index.php?option=com_zoo&task=item&item_id=229&Itemid=110 and of course we changed the steps to our preferences.
Yields: 15-18 Truffles
- 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 3.5 ounces of Dark Chocolate Morsels (if you finely chop them, it will make it easier to melt later)
- 5.5 ounces of Nutella
- Optional Suggested Toppings: Chopped Mixed Nuts, Powdered Sugar, Cocoa Powder, or Coconut Shavings
Step 1: Microwave whipping cream for a minute in the microwave.
Step 2: Pour in dark chocolate and mix until well combined. You may have to scrape the sides and bottom a lot to melt all the clumps.
Step 3: Mix in Nutella until smooth.
Step 4: Pour chocolate mixture into a large flat Tupperware. The thinner the mixture on the bottom of the container, the faster it will cool down.
Step 5: Refrigerate for about an hour or until it is solid to the touch.
Step 6: Using a small ice cream scooper, scoop out balls of truffle.
Step 7: Roll into balls and drop into topping of your choice. If the chocolate is getting too soft in your hands, refrigerate chocolate until cold again.
*Note: Your hands will get messy from the rolling… and delicious 😉
Step 8: Place in a cute mini cupcake liner and refrigerate until you are ready to eat.
Step 9: Eat and Enjoy!