Friday, January 7, 2011

German Chocolate Truffles

I have been wanting to play around with a few new truffle flavors and luckily I had the opportunity to do so last month.

These are German Chocolate Truffles. They are chocolate cake, broken up with coconut pecan topping mixed in, dipped in chocolate then topped with finely chopped pecans. They taste just like a piece of German Chocolate cake, only easily portable, and bite sized.

These were delicious and it only took me two tries to get them perfect. If you love German Chocolate cake then you will absolutely love these. I used homemade coconut pean frosting, but the stuff at the store would work fine too.

German Chocolate Truffles

1 prepared chocolate cake
1 tub coconut pean frosting
2 bags Wilton chocolate candy melts
finely chopped pecans

Bake and cool cake, then in a large bowl break into pieces, add in frosting and mix until everything is the same consistency, then using a 1 tablespoon scoop, scoop out truffles on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Wet your hands and roll truffles until smooth, put in the refrigerator and let chill for 20 minutes until firm. Then prepare chocolate per package instructions and dip truffles. When the chocolate has set shave off extra chocolate that has pooled at the bottom. Put in an air tight container and they will keep for at least two weeks (unless you eat them all), or you can put them in an airtight container and put them in the freezer for up to 3 months, take them out the day before you want to serve them to thaw, make sure you place them on a plate to thaw.


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