Planning a bridal shower, engagement party, dinner party or just need to make a sweet treat? Well I've got a recipe for you! I had a church event a few weeks ago and needed to bring a dessert. The day of the event I was very busy, but didn't want to buy something to bring so I turned to my trusty Southern Living Cookbook and found a recipe for these sweet treats, Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles!! So easy to make, and very hands off! This recipe was perfect for my on-the-go lifestyle!
Straight from Southern Living
Prep: 40 minutes Cook: 13 minutes Other: 5 hours
1/4 cup of whipping cream
1 (4 ounce) bittersweet chocolate baking bar, chopped
1 (4 ounce) semisweet chocolate baking bar, chopped
2 tablespoons hazelnut spread (Such as Nutella - I used 3 since I love this stuff so much!)
1 cup of hazelnuts
Bring cream to a simmer in a saucepan over medium-high heat; remove from heat
Whisk in chocolates and hazelnut spread until blended and smooth. Transfer mixture to a glass bowl; cover and chill 3 hours or until firm (it took me less time than this).
Place hazelnuts on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until hazelnuts are toasted and skins begin to split. Place warm hazelnuts in a dish towel, rub vigorously to remove skins.
Process toasted hazelnuts in a food processor until ground. Place in a shallow dish.
Shape chilled chocolate mixture into 1-inch balls, roll in ground hazelnuts. Cover and chill truffles 2 hours or until ready to serve.
Yields 2 dozen