Tartufi al Cioccolato–Chocolate Truffles and Dove Chocolate Discoveries Winner!

by cakeduchess on September 22, 2011 · 30 comments

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I promised all of you another Dove Chocolate Discoveries recipe. This one was my favorite to make. It is TO DIE FOR delicious and I am dreaming about them all over again!

But before we get to these amazing tartufi, let’s announce the winner!
The winner is Lizzy from That Skinny Chick can Bake! Congratulations, Lizzy!! Thank you to all of you for participating in this fabulous giveaway from Dove Chocolate Discoveries! Now you can’t miss this next recipe!!
I’m very excited to share this Italian recipe with you. My handsome husband baked with me. He was really impressed with Dove Chocolate Discoveries baking line and had quite a few ideas he wanted to try. Thank goodness we still have some more chocolate left to bake with!
You could use any plain, dry cookies you’d like if you can’t find biscotti. The biscotti texture works wonderfully as the filling for the these little bundles of chocolate joy.
If you aren’t crazy about almonds, you could roll the cookie balls in chopped up pistachios or roll them in cocoa powder. I really liked them rolled in the Dove Chocolate Discoveries milk chocolate cinnamon dusted almonds. I couldn’t resist eating quite a few of the tartufi before we got to the rolling part. When you try this recipe, you’ll see what I mean! 
Tartufi al Cioccolato-Chocolate Truffles

Ingredients
1 lb of biscotti
1 2 ounce bar of Dove Chocolate Discoveries milk chocolate, melted (or your favorite baking chocolate)
3 tablespoons of rum
1 (8 ounce) package of the cinnamon dusted chocolate almonds
4 (2 ounce) bars of Dove Chocolate Discoveries dark chocolate, melted

Directions:
Grind the cinnamon dusted chocolate almonds and place in a small bowl.
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Add the biscotti to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until finely ground.
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Dump the ground biscotti in a separate large bowl.
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Add the melted milk chocolate and rum to the biscotti; mix together until combined.
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Roll the cookie batter into 1-inch balls. There was a slight problem at this part of recipe. I ended up eating quite a few of these adorable tartufi!

Dip each cookie ball into the dark chocolate. This part was also where we lost a few of the tartufi. Oh my gosh, delicious!
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After dipping in the dark chocolate, dip into the ground cinnamon dusted chocolate almonds.
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Store in the refrigerator for 1/2 hour. Before serving, let the tartufi come to room temperature. 
Buon appetito!

Hope you are having a sweet week !

{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

Alan Cooke September 22, 2011 at 1:33 am

Good Lord those look good! Better not let the wife see this post! Lol

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Lizzy September 22, 2011 at 2:08 am

Oh, Lora, I’m so excited to be the winner of your giveaway! The whole family wins when I win chocolate :). Thanks SO much! Your truffles look fabulous…I’m afraid if I started eating these gems, I could’t stop myself, but I’m willing to risk it! Have a great end to your week. xoxo

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foodwanderings September 22, 2011 at 2:44 am

Miss Lora this tartufi is so delicious lookin’ You and you chef hubs are the most adorable. I was thinking yesterday as I was asking on the cell Jonathan to get a head start on dinner while I was stuck in traffic, how stressed he was,poor J. You on the other hand got a private chef at home. J did well though considering.:)

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The Vanilla Bean Baker September 22, 2011 at 4:12 am

Yeah! Congratulations to Lizzy (she has a great blog too)
I see what you mean when it came to the rolled tartufi balls, they look so moist and chewy. Not to mention irresistible. Then we scroll down and see the chocolate dip and the chopped nuts…oh my goodness! What a truly decadent truffle and I think I’m bookmarking these for Christmas treats (not sure I can hold out that long though)

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Angie's Recipes September 22, 2011 at 5:06 am

Can’t believe those chocolate truffles are so easy to make! Yummy!

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Carolyn September 22, 2011 at 10:46 am

These. ARe. Gorgeous. I have saved them because I will definitely be making these.

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A Thought For Food September 22, 2011 at 10:58 am

What a decadent treat!!! I love how simple they are to prepare and how fancy they look. :-)

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Chef Dennis September 22, 2011 at 11:48 am

OMG….these look delicious and decadent! Congrats to Liz on winning the giveaway!

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Pretend Chef September 22, 2011 at 1:44 pm

I would love to make these chocolate truffles with a recipe like this. Yummy!

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The Mom Chef September 22, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Congrats, Liz! I can’t wait to see what she does with those.

Your truffles are absolutely gorgeous. All chocoholics are drooling at their computers now, thanks to you.

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Tina September 22, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Between the appearance and the wonderful ingredients-these truffles are a winner. Yum!

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Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. September 22, 2011 at 9:02 pm

These truffles look so good!!! Congrats to Lizzy on the win!

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Yuri September 22, 2011 at 10:29 pm

I’ve been craving chocolate truffles all day thanks to @stateofcake… These look amazing, Lora! Congrats to Lizzy on winning your giveaway. XOXO

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Independent Chocolatier Sharon September 22, 2011 at 11:49 pm

OH !!! WOW, I have to try those.They look so good.

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Beth September 22, 2011 at 11:57 pm

Congratulations to Lizzy! Your truffles look amazing.

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Becky September 23, 2011 at 2:19 am

These truffles look amazing with all of that chocolatey goodness.

Congrats Lizzy on winning the chocolate giveaway!

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Terra September 23, 2011 at 3:06 am

Those look completely amazing!!!! I love how hearty, and delicious those gorgeous truffles look:-) Hugs, Terra

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Ken│hungry rabbit September 23, 2011 at 1:19 pm

If I had a dream chasing these lovelies, then I don’t have a choice but to make them.

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Dionne Baldwin September 23, 2011 at 7:50 pm

WOW these look SO rich and perfect. I love that it has the texture of the nuts. I’m not a huge fan of the all-smooth truffles, I love some texture and different flavors to taste all at once! Thank you for sharing this.

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Sue September 24, 2011 at 3:49 am

These look SO decadent and delicious!

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Baking Serendipity September 24, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Wow, these are beautiful :) Bookmarking this for the holidays…I can see them impressing a whole lot of people!

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Nelly Rodriguez September 24, 2011 at 9:39 pm

What great looking truffles!

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Monet September 26, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Congrats to sweet Lizzy! I’m eating a mushroom omelet as I type…but as it good as it tastes, it pales in comparison to this! Bring on chocolate! Thank you for sharing such a delicious recipe. I hope you are having a joyful start to your week!

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Jamie September 27, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Wow! Handsome Italian Chef husband AND a plate full of decadent fabulous chocolate truffles. Lucky you…

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Magic of Spice September 27, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Oh my! These are fantastic!!!
Congrats Lizzy :)

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Lizzy September 27, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Lora, my Dove loot arrived today!!!! WOW! What an amazing package…so many lovely goodies. Looks like there will be a lot of chocolate yumminess coming out of my kitchen :) Thanks so much! xoxo

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Virtually Vegan Mama September 27, 2011 at 9:10 pm

These looks heavenly!! =) yum

Jen

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Rosita Vargas October 6, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Adoro todas tus recetas son dignas de copiar,looks amazing,¡¡Bravo!!,hugs,hugs,

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Independent Chocolatier Sharon November 9, 2011 at 11:51 am

I am happy to see you loved our products as much as we do !!! Thank You …

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Give me money January 29, 2012 at 12:02 pm

happy to see these lovely bolls

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