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 “I’ll have S’more”

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    Elly — March 11, 2008 at 2:50 am

    These look SO good. I was actually looking for s’mores _____ because I wanted to bake something with chocolate and marshmallows. These may be just the thing!

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    Michelle — March 11, 2008 at 2:58 am

    These are so cute! Now I’m craving real smores!

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    slush — March 11, 2008 at 3:02 am

    So freakin cute, I love them, so would my boys. Just today, Liam was picking up sticks in the yard and asked if he could start a fire so that he could make smores. I kid you not. He is 5. Where do they get these ideas?

    Adorable Jen! Thanks so much!

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    CB — March 11, 2008 at 3:03 am

    I lurve smores! Your mini smore cupcakes are so fabulous. Great job!
    -Clara

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    Jaime — March 11, 2008 at 4:43 am

    yum! what a great idea!

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    bakingblonde — March 11, 2008 at 11:55 am

    That idea is brilliant! Smores is one of my favorite all time treats and who doesn’t love a mini muffin? Wow, what a great idea.

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    kate — March 12, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    WOW. those look completely luscious!
    want some.
    i’m hoping to enter the hero challenge this time, but i can’t quite decide what to make. . .

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    kate
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    Erin — March 19, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    These are so wrong, but so right! That batch would be seriously unsafe in my house. They’d have to be given away immediately or I’d risk eating every last one and never fitting in my pants again.

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    Sarah — March 31, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    These will be perfect for an upcoming family vacation. We’re not camping, but are renting a house with a fire pit and we usually spend every night out there making s’mores. I can easily make the cupcakes beforehand and then we can roast the marshmallows outside. It will be something cute and different. Thanks for this recipe!!!

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