a chocolate lover’s dream

a chocolate lover’s
heavenly dream
when life is happier
than it can ever seem
a sensual, sweet chocolate kiss
or a cup of hot cocoa
that sends our bodies and minds
into sheer states of higher bliss
straight from the hands of Swiss Miss
chocolate cupcakes
chocolate mousse
chocolate candy
is there such a thing as chocolate juice?
a harmless drug
that comes in handy
we are addicted
as it creates a sense of delightful dandy
a savory dance for the taste buds
that awakens the soul
whatever the circumstance
as it nurtures a broken heart with
a warm, decadent hug
a chocolate lover’s dream
life’s a blast!

Love always,

Melissa (a.k.a FoodVixen)

Double Chocolate Truffles

  • 1- 1/3 cups of semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons of butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of vanilla or white chips
  • 2 tablespoons of shortening, divided
  • 1 cup of milk chocolate chips

Preparation

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the semisweet chocolate chips with whipping cream and butter at  50% power for 2- 3 minutes; stir until blended. Add vanilla; cool. Refrigerate until almost solid but still workable, about 1 hour.
  • Shape into 1/2-in. balls. Microwave white chips and 1 tablespoon of shortening at 30% power until melted; stir until smooth. Dip balls in white chocolate mixture to coat. Place on waxed paper, let stand until set.
  • Microwave milk chocolate chips and remaining shortening at 30% power until melted; stir until smooth. Dip balls into milk chocolate mixture to coat. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set.

Yield: 2- 1/2 dozen

(If you prefer orange truffles, use 3/4 teaspoon of orange extract in place of vanilla extract.)

My first attempt with this recipe did not work out as well as my second attempt. I am so proud of the fact that I made chocolate candy. I highly recommend it!!! This recipe is a delight to chocolate lovers of all kinds. 😉

(Courtesy of Ruth Gordon, Lakewood, New York)

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