Taking a quick break from studying so I can finally get this post up. For Valentine’s Day, I made brownie truffles for my two Valentine’s. They were absolutely delicious, so I’ve decided to share this with you.
Normally, I would make everything from scratch. I got lazy for these brownie truffles and used boxed brownie mix. Sometimes it’s nice to be lazy.
All you really need is a box of brownie mix and your favorite chocolate chips. I had some heart sprinkles leftover from last Valentine’s Day that I decided to use for my brownie truffles.
The first thing you’re going to want to do is prepare the box of brownie mix according to the directions on the box. I mixed mine up in my KitchenAid mixer.
Bake your brownie mix according to the directions on the box.
Once your brownies are baked and cooled, you’re going to want to cut away the hard edges. I gave these to my husband to eat while I was finishing the truffles.
Next, fluff the remainder of the brownies with a fork (shown above).
Take the brownies and roll them into 1″ balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes. This makes the brownies stick together better when you roll them in the chocolate.
About 10 minutes before you pull the brownies out of the refrigerator, you’re going to want to start some water to boil. If you don’t have a real double boiler, you can use a round glass baking dish on top of a small pot of boiling water. OR, you can microwave the chocolate chips in 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval. I prefer to use my makeshift double boiler because the chocolate doesn’t start to harden like it does if you use a microwave.
I like to add a splash of milk to my chocolate chips to make the consistency of the chocolate chips thinner and creamier.
Once the chocolate has reached the right consistency, pull the brownies out of the refrigerator and start rolling them in chocolate! I rolled a few at a time and quickly placed them back on the parchment lined cookie sheet, then sprinkled with my heart sprinkles. Instead of sprinkles, you can drizzle the truffles with different chocolate, caramel, etc.
Once all of the brownie balls have been rolled in chocolate and sprinkled, I placed them back into the refrigerator for an hour before eating. These are fantastic cold!
I had a little bit of chocolate left over so I made some chocolate covered strawberries as well. Mmm.
These were a HUGE hit in my house. Just looking at the photos is making me want to go out and buy some more brownie mix and chocolate chips.
I hope you enjoy these as much as we did!