Chocolate Covered Strawberry Truffles

Is it summer yet? Not to whine, but… ok, I’m whining. About the weather. I mean seriously, the rain has GOT TO STOP. Yesterday I didn’t get rained on, but it was hot and humid (70 degrees with 95% humidity at around 10am to be exact!)

After coming home and feeling sticky from the weather, I wanted to make a cool refreshing treat for dessert. Luckily, I had pulled out the last of our frozen strawberries in the morning. I was originally planning to just snack on them or throw them on top of some ice cream. But instead, I decided to turn them into chocolate covered strawberry truffles..

I was so glad to have these freshly picked strawberries in the freezer. After they had been washed and dried completely, I laid them out in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. Once they had completely frozen, I popped them into a ziplock bag.

We have been using them up throughout the year and I finally used the last of them for these truffles. These chocolate covered strawberry truffles really hit the spot and reminded me that summer (and strawberry season!) is right around the corner.

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Truffles

Yield: 12

Ingredients:

8-10 thawed frozen whole strawberries
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/3 cup white chocolate chips
Several drops of pink gel food coloring

Directions:

Pulse strawberries in the food processor to make 1 cup of strawberry puree.

Place strawberry puree, sugar, and butter in a small nonstick pan over medium low heat and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until reduced to 1/2 cup. Mix reduced liquid with flour and salt in a small bowl. Chill truffle filling for 1 hour in the fridge or until cold.

Carefully roll chilled strawberry filling into 12 round truffles and place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes or until cold.

Melt semisweet chocolate chips in a shallow bowl on High 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds; stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth, microwaving an additional 10 seconds as needed. Mix in 1 tablespoon oil. Using 2 forks, dip strawberry centers into melted chocolate and cover evenly. Place on waxed paper and smooth tops with the back of a spoon, if needed. Cool in the fridge until chocolate is set, about an hour.

Melt white chocolate chips in a shallow bowl on High 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds; stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth Mix in remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil and pink gel food coloring and place chocolate in a pastry bag with a number 4 tip. Drizzle chocolate over truffles.

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9 Responses to “Superbowl Cupcakes! Go Colts! Go Saints!”

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    Elina — February 7, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    LOVE the decorated cupcakes! What recipe did you use? They look delicious. 🙂
    It was nice meeting you yesterday. Your m&m cookies were yummy as well.

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    Jen — February 7, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Thanks Elina! I used this recipe for Irish Car Bomb cupcakes from Smitten Kitchen. I’ll do a full post with the recipe and details later.

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    Christina — February 7, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Super cute!! They look delicious too. 🙂

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    Pamela — February 8, 2010 at 1:40 am

    Thanks for the inspiration; I had seen the general idea elsewhere but never thought about doing it for sports logos for some reason. I made a few cupcake toppers this afternoon that I’ll be posting soon. (peasandcues.wordpress.com) Great idea!!

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    Jessica LeAnne — February 8, 2010 at 3:09 am

    I love this! Im going to try to make some candy toppers for my cupcakes now.

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    nutmegnanny — February 8, 2010 at 6:25 am

    They are so adorable! I don’t know why I do not do cupcakes more often. They are a such a crowd pleaser 🙂

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    nutmegnanny — February 8, 2010 at 6:25 am

    They are so adorable! I don’t know why I do not do cupcakes more often. They are a such a crowd pleaser 🙂

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    Joy — February 11, 2010 at 12:18 am

    I actually prefer the yellow sprinkles to the idea of yellow/gold frosting. It makes them look SO CHIC

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    Michelle Rago — February 11, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    I don’t know if the frosting or actually cupcake was my favorite part, so good I had to bring one to work with me on Monday.

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