Learn how to dip truffles like a pro! Dipping truffles and other candy centers in chocolate adds a beautiful and delicious finishing touch. Without the chocolate coating, many candies are just too soft or sticky to package, transport, or eat. If you dip truffles incorrectly, you might be left with lumpy candies with cracked, streaked, or bumpy chocolate coatings.
Learn how (and why) to dip truffles and other candy centers in chocolate using this step-by-step photo tutorial.: https://www.thespruceeats.com/how-to-dip-truffles-521595#_a5y_p=2062428
Skipping processed candy is hard especially during candy-centric holidays! Here are a few homemade chocolate bars that you can make to capture those flavors without all the processed junk!
Check out the four different recipes here: https://www.amodernhomestead.com/homemade-chocolate-bars-4-ways/
Why is tempering chocolate important, and how to you temper chocolate? Read more here about the hows and whys of tempering chocolate: https://www.chocolatetemperingmachines.com/pages/process-of-tempering-chocolate
Is there really anything better than carrot cake with a tangy cream cheese frosting? How about a bite sized truffle with the perfect cake to frosting ratio?
Read more here: https://momspark.net/carrot-cake-truffle-recipe/
These are so delicious – they are just like mini Reese’s peanut butter cups, but in ball form. They melt in your mouth. They are that good. 🙂
Try them here: https://www.eatingonadime.com/peanut-butter-balls/
With just 4 ingredients, these smooth, minty, and rich Mint Oreo Truffles could not be easier to make! They’ll be the star of the show on your holiday treat table!!
Get the recipe here: https://www.thegraciouswife.com/mint-oreo-truffles/
Have a VERY Merry New Year's Eve with these babies!! So easy, yet they will forever change how you look at chocolate covered strawberries!!
Try them here: https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/a26103966/vodka-chocolate-covered-strawberries-recipe/
Looking for an easy breezy Christmas treat? Look no further!! These chocolate covered candy canes are fun, fast and they have that pop of red that makes them festive ... and candy canes just scream Christmas!
All you need is chocolate, candy canes and some sort of sprinkle. To get started, unwrap the candy canes. Melt the chocolate according to the package directions. Dip the candy canes in the chocolate and before it hardens, top with peppermint sprinkles. That’s it!
Read more here: https://www.onsuttonplace.com/chocolate-covered-candy-canes/
Make these cute little Reese's Christmas tree gifts for your family and friends this Christmas! Fun, easy to make and delicious!!
Learn how to make them here: https://www.craftymorning.com/reeses-christmas-trees/
You may know it as Saltine Cracker toffee but around here, we call it Christmas Crack! An irresistible salty, crunchy, chocolatey treat!
f you want to make a fantastic recipe for the holidays, you need to make this Christmas Crack. It is so easy to make and will have you feeling so festive! This recipe from Jen Around The World literally takes about 20 minutes to prepare (and about an hour to chill) and uses only 4 ingredients (5 if you count the flaky sea salt her daughter put on top).
We call this Christmas Crack because once you try one piece, you will be totally addicted and won’t be able to stop eating it. The salt and sweet combo always make for a great holiday treat.
Read more here: http://jenaroundtheworld.com/christmas-crack/
Rocky Road Clusters combine chocolate, marshmallows, and peanuts for one amazing candy. 5 Minute Rocky Road Clusters are truly simple to make & perfect for that lover of salty & sweet combinations. They make great last minute gifts for friends & family too!!
See the recipe here: https://www.kleinworthco.com/5-minute-rocky-road-clusters/
Holiday Nutella Bites are 3 ingredient truffles made with Nutella and coated in a hard chocolate shell before being sprinkled with holiday decorations. Perfect for neighbor gifts and all your holiday parties. YUM!
Read more here: https://www.kleinworthco.com/holiday-nutella-bites/
Make your very own Christmas Chocolate Spoons ... these make GREAT gifts!
Christmas Chocolate Spoons are a wonderful treat during the holidays season. These fun spoons compliment a cup of coffee, a mug of hot chocolate, or even a warm glass of milk. Not only are these chocolate spoons fun for you and the family, they make happy little gifts when they are individually wrapped with love.
Making chocolate spoons is so simple that even the kiddos can join in on the fun. I hope you and your family will enjoy this fun kitchen project this holiday season!
Read more here: https://cherishedbliss.com/christmas-chocolate-spoons/
It's not Christmas at my house until I've eaten box of chocolate covered cherries!! However, if you have a little time and patience you van make them yourself..not only will you save money, but these are SO much better than store bought cherries.
Try them here: https://butterysweet.com/chocolate-covered-cherries/
Chocolate takes on various properties when melted due to cocoa butter’s crystalline structure. Tempered chocolate's crystal structure (composed mostly of beta crystals) allows it to have a sheen and a satisfying snap when cooled.
Click here to learn our easy method for tempering chocolate: https://www.cooksillustrated.com/articles/1344-how-to-work-with-chocolate-storing-tempering-melting-more
These chocolate gingerbread truffles are the perfect dessert recipe that will melt in your mouth around the holidays. When I think December, I think cookies. More specifically gingerbread cookies.
This super easy, 4 ingredient, recipe from Idea Hacks will change your Christmas cookie life. The secret? Cookie crumbs + cream cheese = oh.holy.WOW.
Try them here: http://www.ideahacks.com/chocolate-gingerbread-truffles/
Chocolate Caramel Marshmallows are a delicious treat, especially when sprinkled with chocolate sea salt! You really need to try these Chocolate Caramel Marshmallows right now!!
They were a huge hit with my family this weekend I can’t wait to make them again for a Christmas party!
Try them here: https://domesticallyblissful.com/chocolate-caramel-marshmallows/
The perfect Thanksgiving Dessert: No bake Bite-Sized Pumpkin Pie Truffles!!
Why bother baking a pie when you can make these bite-sized pumpkin pie truffles instead? I’m not exaggerating when I say that this is the absolute best no bake pumpkin dessert I’ve ever eaten. It’s probably one of the best regular desserts I’ve ever eaten, too.
Get the full recipe here: https://thediaryofadebutante.com/no-bake-pumpkin-dessert-truffles
The perfect dessert for your holiday table! These irresistible bites melt in your mouth for an explosion of pecan pie chocolatey sweetness!!
Try them here: https://picky-palate.com/chocolate-covered-pecan-pie-bites/
Melting chocolate doesn’t seem like it should be struggle, and after burning sooooo*gasp*ooooooo, many batches of chocolate in my day, I am so over it. It’s a sacrilege! Chocolate should never be burnt, and now it never will be again.
Use this trick for all your holiday baking – your chocolate will melt flawlessly every time. A few tricks is all you need!
This is how you achieve holiday bliss: http://www.countrycleaver.com/2014/11/how-to-melt-chocolate.html
Six simple ingredients are all you need to make this boozy treat. It has a soft truffle like bourbon center that's then dipped in chocolate and topped with a crunchy pecan.
Kentucky Bourbon Balls make a great addition to your holiday treat table or a homemade treat for gift giving! They do contain un-cooked alcohol, so consume responsibly :)
Read more here: https://bellalimento.com/2017/12/11/how-to-make-bourbon-balls/
The crushed peanuts in the chocolate are the perfect compliment to the sweet cherry buttercream center. You will love the pairing of two such contrasting textures.
These are definitely a chocolate you will make over and over and the best part is as far as making homemade candies goes, these are quite simple.
Read more here: https://reallifedinner.com/old-fashioned-cherry-mash-chocolates/