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Red Wine Chocolate Truffles


Just when you thought chocolate truffles couldn’t be any better…

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Enter: Red Wine Chocolate Truffles

You know, for when you’re feelin’ all fancy-pants. Of course, they can also be enjoyed while drinking Diet Coke and wearing comfortable yoga pants that you just wore to clean house in too. Don’t ask me how I know. I just do.


  • 20 ounces of the best semi-sweet chocolate you can find, broken into pieces (not chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened, powdered chocolate

Place chocolate pieces into a double boiler low heat to melt chocolate. If you have a candy thermometer, you can make sure the temperature of the chocolate doesn’t go above 110 degrees. Stir occasionally and remove from heat when almost completely melted. Stir occasionally until fully melted.

In a separate pan, bring 1 1/2 cups red wine to a boil over medium heat then turn down medium-low heat to  allow to simmer. Reduce until about 1 cup of wine is left in pan.

Stir reduced red wine and heavy cream into chocolate. Stir until smooth and shiny.

Allow to cool to room temperature then place chocolate in fridge for about 1/2 hour or until firm.

Scoop out chocolate and form into about 1 inch size truffles. Coat  lightly with dark cocoa powder.

Make these for your next party. And by party, I mean feel free to make them to celebrate a successful day of work or cleaning house; or, simply because you just finished reading this blog post. I say celebrate everything. In comfortable yoga pants as often as possible.

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