Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine's Choco!

Doesn't that look awesome and unhealthy? I don't have real Valentine's day plans, but ever since HS I tried making small gifts or chocolates for my close friends, single or not. Last year I crocheted pink hearts and mailed them, for lack of a real kitchen to work in. This year, luckily with a stove, double boiler, and chocolate on sale at world market, I made Nutella Hazelnut truffles :)

The recipe:
* 1/2 cup whipping cream (unwhipped)
* 2 tablespoons butter
* 1 teaspoon corn syrup (I sub'd butter flavor pancake syrup... which is the same thing essentially)
* 9 ounces semisweet chocolate
* 2 tablespoons nutella chocolate hazelnut spread

I wish I had a melon ball scooper, because I could have made much more... aesthetically pleasing truffles, haha.

Here's the coating (dark chocolate!!) and the crushed hazelnuts (I used a hammer and several plastic bags... blanched hazelnuts are expensive by weight!) and the little pink boxes I packed the truffles in :) For the ones I had to mail anyway. Tomorrow I'll give my housemates truffles, will try to take a proper picture of them. Also I did taste one, and they came out all right! Which is surprising because I'm a bio major, not a chocolatier, haha.

What are you doing on Couples Awareness Day / Valentine's day? Me? Homework.


  1. I'm gonna go spend Valentine's day with my Doctor. >__> Yaay.

    :d Those truffles look delicious anyways. I should totally try the recipe since I've never tried to make chocolate before.

  2. Those look so good! Tomorrow is going to be just another day for me. Maybe I'll read some Bridget Jones to celebrate.

  3. Those truffles look delicious... <3 Tomorrow will be my first Valentines ever while having a boyfriend! .. But we live very far away from each other (he's in my hometown, and I'm far away studying), so we'll see what happens. I'll probably be alone, munching on a pizza and some chocolate. XP

  4. they look so delicious :3 My friend made me chocolates ^__^ so I am happy :) your packaging is so cute & pretty! Your friends must be really excited!
    I won't be doing anything, just studying x)

  5. That looks delicious! I'll try making that with my friend one day. ^w^

  6. aaaah I looooove chocolate so much, these look so delicious. You are the real cooking mama! haha

    I'll be spending Valentine's Day studying ;p

  7. If I ever meet you, I'm making you cook for me, lol. It's really sweet of you making stuff for people like that XD They look so tasty, but I'd probably get sick from too much sugar too quickly.