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Tuesday, February 9

Truffles Recipe to Die For

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This giveaway is now closed. But be sure to scroll down for the amazing truffle recipe!!!

I love Scharffen Berger. Why, you may wonder? Maybe because they sent me free chocolate to make these amazing truffles. Or maybe because their milk chocolate is absolutely to DIE for, so rich, yet so creamy…how is it even possible? Or maybe just because it’s fun to say their name. Scharffen Berger. Scharffen Berger. Scharffen Berger. Fun, right?

recipe for truffle hearts from @janemaynard

recipe for truffle hearts from @janemaynardround truffles webIn honor of Valentine’s Day, Scharffen Berger is hosting a giveaway! One randomly-selected winner will win a copy of the cookbook Essence of Chocolate: Recipes for Baking and Cooking with Fine Chocolate, in addition to a Scharffen Berger 9.7-oz 99% Cacao Unsweetened Baking Bar and a 70% Cacao Bittersweet Baking Bar to get you started with your gourmet chocolate baking! To enter the contest, simply add a comment to this post by Midnight PT, Tuesday, February 16. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, February 16. Good luck!

Click (more…) below for the Scotch Truffle Hearts recipe pictured in this post, just one of the amazing recipes from the Essence of Chocolate cookbook!

 

Scotch Truffle Hearts
 
Recipe contributed to the book Essence of Chocolate: Recipes for Baking and Cooking with Fine Chocolate by Alice Medrich. From the book: Since we began Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker, Cocolat founder Alice Medrich has been a constant help, ready to lend a hand with everything from bean tasting to recipe tasting. We’re especially honored to have Alice’s chocolate recipes in our book because both of us are fans of her chocolate confections, which she first began selling in Berkeley in the 1970s. These chocolates have a thin dark shell around a decadently soft center, underscored with the warmth and fragrance of a single-malt Scotch. Alice recommends that you mix this ganache gently with a spatula rather than vigorously with a whisk. Because the chocolate coating is not tempered, the hearts must be stored in the refrigerator to keep them from discoloring or blooming. Enjoy them cold, right from the refrigerator, or let them sit at room temperature for a half an hour or so, to bring up the flavors of the chocolate and the Scotch.
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 7 ounces 62% semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. single-malt Scotch
  • 12 ounces 82% extra dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)
Instructions
  1. Line an 8X8 inch 2-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, overlapping the top slightly, and set out a fine-mesh strainer.
  2. Place the 62% chocolate in a medium bowl and set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan, bring the cream to a boil. Pour the cream over the chocolate, and stir gently with a heatproof spatula until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth. Do not whisk or splash the mixture by stirring too briskly, or the texture of the chocolates will be cakey and granular. Add the Scotch and stir just to incorporate. (Jane note: I left out the Scotch b/c I didn’t have it on hand and they came out very delicious just the same!)
  4. Strain the ganache into the prepared pan. Tilt the pan to level the ganache. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  5. Transfer the pan of the ganache to the refrigerator to soften for 20 minutes. Choose a baking sheet of dish that will fit in your freezer and line it with parchment paper.
  6. Place a sheet of foil about 12 inches long on your work surface. Remove the ganach, using the foil that you used to line the pan to help lift it. Invert it onto the clean sheet of foil. Peel the foil from the bottom.
  7. Using a 1½-inch heart-shaped cutter, cut out hearts as close together as possible to avoid excessive amounts of scraps, and transfer to the prepared pan. (Jane note: I found a set of heart cutters for fondant made by Wilton at Michaels – the hearts were 3 sizes, which was helpful in making a lot of hearts with little scraps. The leftover chocolate I rolled into round balls to make a more traditionally-shaped truffle.) If the ganache becomes too soft to work with, cover with plastic wrap and return to the freezer to harden.
  8. Once all of the hearts are cut, cover with plastic wrap and freeze until very hard, at least 4 hours or overnight. (At this point the hearts can be placed in a an airtight container and frozen for up to 2 months.)
  9. TO COAT THE HEARTS: Choose a baking sheet or pan that will fit in your refrigerator and line with parchment paper.
  10. Melt the 82% chocolate and stir until smooth. Cool to 100-105 degrees F. (Jane note – I melted the chocolate over a double boiler. The chocolate was quite warm and took some time to come down in temperature. At 109 degrees it started to harden, so I would recommend working with it around 115 degrees – I had no problems with it melting the truffles.)
  11. Put the bowl of melted chocolate next to the prepared baking pan.
  12. Remove the hearts from the freezer one small batch at a time. Place a heart in the center of the bowl of chocolate and, using a dipping fork or table fork, flip it over and push it under the surface of the chocolate to coat completely. Slip the fork under the center and lift the heart out of the chocolate, tap the fork on the side of the bowl so any excess chocolate drips back into the bowl, and then wipe the bottom of the fork on the edge of the bowl and set the heart on the prepared pan. Repeat with the remaining hearts. (Jane note: These directions were spot on and it was actually pretty easy to do if you follow them. I did need to zap the dipping chocolate twice in the process to remelt it a bit.)
  13. Use a small fine-mesh strainer or shaker to dust the hearts with the cocoa. Refrigerate for 1 hour, or until the chocolate has hardened. (Jane note: the chocolate hardened FAST…so if you’re going to put toppings on (cocoa, powdered sugar, decorative sugar crystals, sea salt) you gotta get them on there quickly!)
  14. The hearts can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Makes 30-36 hearts.

truffles 3 sizes web

(Last note from Jane! Remember when I had trouble making truffles in the past? The way they do it in this Scharffen Berger recipe worked like a charm. Freezing the chocolate in the pan for a while, then putting in the fridge for 20 minutes before forming the shapes made the chocolate very workable and I was far less frustrated than my previous attempt.)

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257 Comments »

  1. 1
    Desiree G

    I absolutely LOVE truffles but they’re so expensive to buy. I would love to try my hand at making them!

  2. These truffles look so yummy!

  3. 3
    Laura

    Sounds absolutely decadent. I am an admitted chocoholic and was searching for a great Valentines Day recipe for my honey when I came across your post. Truffles it is! Thanks for the inspiration and the amazing images

  4. 4
    Jenny McCulloch

    Thanks for trying it without the scotch! The kids wanted to make truffles so I will try out this recipe. The photos are amazing.

  5. 5
    Angelica

    Bring on the chocolate!!

  6. 6
    Leslie

    Here’s to hoping!

  7. 7
    Anna

    Oh my gosh, those truffles look beautiful. Truffles are my serious weakness. They are my FAVORITE way to eat chocolate.

  8. 9
    Cora

    I NEED more chocolate in my life!

  9. 10
    Corbin

    I’m a man who loves truffles. There, I’ve said it. And I’m not ashamed.

    I’ve even made truffles a time or two. I’m that secure in my masculinity.

  10. 11
    Nikki CB

    Beautiful truffles Jane! Wow!

    So…you probably know how I feel about dark chocolate…but I have lots of friends and family who would appreciate it if I knew how to make lovely Scharffen Berger confections!

  11. 12
    Amanda

    Yum! I love dark chocolate…but no one else in my family does. I guess I’d have to eat it all myself…what a shame!

  12. 13
    Emily

    Mmm mmmm good!Mmmm

  13. 14
    Lacey

    Chocolate is definitely one of my favorite food groups. Truffles have been on my to do list for a while, I can’t wait to try!

  14. 15
    Dottie

    I looooove chocolate and try making some mighty fine chocolates here at home. Another few ideas would be welcomed here! I’ll have to try your posted recipe this week.

  15. 16
    Beth

    If I could do backflips, I’d be doing them now. Those look delicious! :)

  16. Sweet! Oh, wait. Semi-sweet!

    Nice work, as always, Jane.

  17. 19
    Marj

    Love, love, love chocolate!!!

  18. 21
    Suzi

    we made truffles for Christmas, but I’d never thought about making them into cute shapes. the possibilities are endless!

  19. 22
    megan

    nothing like a little chocolate to make a snow storm even more inviting. send them my way, please!

  20. 23
    Natalee Maynes

    O.K. I HAVE to win this time. I really really love their chocolate more than anyone else in the world. It’s true. Their 62% Nibby is my lifeline. No joke. Pick me!

  21. 24
    Kristy

    Fun! Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  22. 25
    Rob Maynes

    My wife needs this for her chocolate addiction. Seriously, I’d totally score if I won this for her.

  23. 26
    Phyllis Page

    Would love some chocolate coming my way.

  24. 27
    Daryl

    As a child I loved white choclate but now hands down favorite is dark chocolate. And truffles–my absolute favorite!

  25. 28
    Any

    Scharffenberger is the best!!! I just ordered a 6 pound block off their site, so I need the book! For all you who think you don’t like dark chocolate, you haven’t had scharffen berger!

  26. 29
    Valerie Gathright

    I love chocolate!!!!

  27. 30
    Erica

    I’ll take chocolate any day. Thanks!

  28. 31
    Linn

    Looks delicious!!

  29. 32
    Robin R

    chocolate

  30. Wow, I shouldn’t have checked this right before bed. Now all I can think about is chocolate…

  31. 34
    Amy

    Yummy! I am a HUGE chocoholic and love Scharffen Berger!

  32. hmmm…wonder if i’ll win;-)

  33. the only thing better than chocolate is sharing it!

  34. 37
    Melissa

    Those look so incredibly delicious – I love the heart shape!

  35. 38
    Lori C.

    The heart-shaped truffles are beautiful & I look forward to trying the recipe.

  36. 39
    Shawna

    Ahhhhhhhhh pleaseeeeeeeeee pick me :) I love scharffen berger chocolate!

  37. 40
    Sarah

    Nice job, Jane!

  38. 41
    Jamie

    Those are fantastic… I’m going to try and do some impressing this weekend with those for sure. Keep posting for us!

  39. 42
    Amy

    mmmmmm… Yay for chocolate!

  40. 43
    Holly

    Chocolate makes life worth living!!!

  41. 44
    Kelly

    Ohhhhh my. I would love to win that…!

  42. 45
    Jessica

    Chocolate and I are good friends…bring it on!

  43. 46
    Karen

    LOVE chocolate!

  44. To a person who thinks good chocolate comes in a bag and is candy coated in pretty colors with an alphabet letter printed in white on the top, this sounds like an adventure that I need to explore, oh great, wise, clever truffle maker!

  45. 48
    Rachel

    Those look beautiful! I would probably gain 20 pounds if I won…but it’s worth it!

  46. 49
    Samantha

    Making truffles would be great if I could find a really easy way to dip them in the melted chocolate. They keep melting in the hot chocolate and if I let it cool it gets lumpy. So tasty though!

  47. 50
    Adrianne Campbell

    i can do chocolate once this baby is out! pick me!

  48. 51
    Michele Wang

    Your truffles look fabulous! Oh yeah….and did I tell you how much I LOVE chocolate. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  49. Yummmm…. I love chocolate!!!

  50. 53
    Kasie

    These look absolutely delicious. I may have to try this out as my guilty pleasure this valentine’s day. Thank you TWFD, you provide such wonderful ideas, and have inspired me to plan my weekly meals. Keep it up!

  51. 54
    Stella

    I have never made truffles because, well, I’ve been too afraid to. But these look DELICIOUS!! I would love to learn how to create some of my own!

  52. So glad @JylMomIF told me about your blog! I am a slave to Scharffen Berger. Randomly enough, I used to live in Tokyo and could buy bars of Scharffen Berger at the pharmacy I went to. Those bars were a ray of familiar sunshine! Beautiful truffles!

  53. Your hard work paid off! Those are beautiful truffles :).

  54. 57
    Natasha

    I think there might me some room in my diet for truffles.

  55. 58
    Julia

    I’d like to try that recipe without the scotch as well. i’m glad they tasted great without it!

  56. Jane – is there ANYTHING you don’t ROCK at? I’m always amazed…and those truffles look insane!

  57. 60
    Anna E.

    I was just reminded of Scharffen Berger when I watched Julie and Julia for first time this weekend. Oooohhhh…I just love their chocolate and I remembered learning of this brand of chocolate when I went into a Williams & Sonoma store. hmmmmm…I’ve never tried my hand at making truffles…I’d love to, though!!!

  58. 61
    stefanie

    I love these truffles! So yummy!

  59. You had me at chocolate! ;-) I love Scharffen Berger chocolate, and I really enjoyed meeting the people from SB at BlogHer Food in SF. Of course, I really liked meeting the chocolate bars with almonds and sea salt!

    — LTV Mom

  60. 63
    Cuyler

    Too bad chocolate is gross…

    I keep trying to convince myself. :)

  61. 64
    Corinne Bos

    I tried to make truffles one time… maybe I didnt have the Sharfen Berger chocolate!

  62. 65
    Jennie T

    Those truffles look fabulous! I would love to try them!

  63. 66
    Rynell

    That looks delicious!

  64. 67
    Lindsay

    please.

  65. 68
    andrea p

    I’ve never tried to make this kind of chocolate dessert. I leave the truffles to my sister, but if I win I’ll make an exception.

  66. 69
    Tara

    Oh thank you for the chance to win the book. And the truffles are something I may just make Sunday

  67. 70
    Jennifer S.

    I LOVE Scharrfen Berger chocolate. It is the ultimate chocolate for baking!!! And, if you can part with it, the ultimate gift.

  68. 71
    Andrea MacDonald

    I love chocolate! Those truffles look absolutely amazing. Thank you for the chance to win.

  69. I love chocolate, those look so good!

  70. 73
    Anita

    Yum! Chocolate! YUM YUM YUM!!! Just licking the computer screen trying to get a taste of those truffles.

  71. Is there anything better than chocolate????

  72. 75
    Dyan

    Oh how fun. I love Scharffen Berger chocolate, and I am sure the recipe book would be great. The heart truffles are the cutest idea. I can’t wait to try it.

  73. 77
    Sue

    Looking forward to trying these!

  74. 78
    Mar

    Scharffen Berger is my absolute favorite! Great taste, great name!

  75. you’re truffles look amazing! i can’t wait to try them out!

  76. 80
    JP

    I LOVE CHOCOLATE! :)

  77. so pretty! I have never tried to make truffles before, but I do love to eat them.

  78. 82
    ShanB

    I adore truffles!

  79. 83
    zarpandit

    i love your truffles :)) i wonder this book and i need it :))

  80. 84
    Caitlin

    YUM! They look delish!

  81. 85
    Kari

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm……………….

  82. 86
    Rachel P.

    dark chocolate! mmmm :)

  83. 87
    Lindsay

    Those look wonderful!

  84. 88
    Estela

    Happy valentine’s day everyone!

  85. 89
    Karie

    mmm…I love chocolate!

  86. 90
    Soybeanlover

    Oh this looks like fun to make. Happy Valentine’s Day.

  87. 91
    Tracy

    Those truffles look wonderful!!

  88. 92
    Robin

    I want to eat it right now. I may have to reach into the pantry for some chocolate even though it’s only 6:30 am. :)

  89. 93
    Nora

    I would love love love to win this!!

  90. 95
    Melanie M.

    Truffles are fun and easy to make and are definitely impressive. Chocolate (THANK THE HEAVENS) has been one of the few things that I’ve been able to stomach throughout my pregnancy so far so a cookbook with new recipes to play with would be perfect!

  91. 97
    Deb J

    I love Sharfenberger, too!

  92. 98
    Rebecca

    Awesome giveaway! I would love to win!! Thanks!

  93. 99
    Teresa R

    Just what i needed!

  94. 100
    Michaela

    I could say that this pregnancy is causing my chocolate cravings, but who am I kidding? I always crave chocolate! A delicious giveaway :)

  95. 101
    Becca

    Wow, these look delicious! Oh, the things I would make with this chocolate.

  96. 102
    Spitfire

    I think I could use this in my life!

  97. 103
    Shelly K

    YUM! These look delicious… and perfect for a snow day!

  98. I am seriously impressed by your truffle-making skills!!

  99. 105
    Auntie Barb

    Mmmm…chocolate!

  100. 106
    cookeaze

    So beautiful, fresh, and delicious!Going to taste out someting new with the help of your recipe.Great share!

  101. 107
    Melissa

    Can’t wait to try the truffles. Chocolate IS a food group all of it’s own!

  102. 108
    Beth G

    I’ve been wanting to try to make truffles at home for a while now. These look amazing!

  103. 109
    Heather

    Those truffles look amazing!

  104. 110
    Collette

    Perfect giveaway for Valentines Day!

  105. 111
    CoolBoy

    Ooooh! I hope I win!

  106. 112
    Melissa

    This is a sweet giveaway! Oh, here’s to hoping that I might, might win.

    I’m a little jealous that your truffles turned out so gorgeous, by the way.

  107. 113
    Lily

    I adore chocolate! But t can be so expensive for the really really god kinds…but it would be great if I won this..ahhhh

  108. 114
    Karly

    Ooh, I love truffles! Great recipe!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  109. 115
    Karen

    I love truffles. Actually I’d take chocolate in just about any form!

  110. 116
    BeccaV

    Ooooo thank you for this opportunity to win a cookbook that every woman on this planet needs and for the truffle recipe! These look amazing…. I might have to slip the recipe to my honey as a hint ;)

  111. 117
    Colleen

    How cool – something to make that doesn’t have gluten or wheat that is scrumptious as well as elegant – thanks!

  112. 118
    robyn

    Gorgeous truffles – can I be your valentine? :-)

  113. 119
    Katherine

    Wow, those truffles look amazing! I’m sure my fiance would love them!

  114. 120
    Jaren

    AWWW…I love to bake, but I’ve never been able to perfect the art of the truffle! Probably because I’m not using the right kind of chocolate! I’m definitely going to try these out and hopefully I’ll at least be a winner in my husbands eyes!!

  115. 121
    Sarah

    Mmmmm, your treats look delicious! This is such a great give-away. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your family :)

  116. 122
    christy

    i’m in for some chocolate!!!

  117. 123
    Sean

    All those look absolutely delicious. I could really go for some chocolate right now.

  118. 124
    Amy

    Those truffles look wonderful and delicious. I’m thinking I might have to make some for my honey for Valentine’s…

  119. 125
    Corina

    These look amazing!! I made some salted caramel truffles the other day but these might have those beat!!

  120. 126
    Marielle

    I really want to give truffle making a try but I’ve been a little hestiant. This would give me the necessary boost.

  121. Love me soem chocolate!

  122. 128
    Barbara Ann Baker

    Hi, Jane, you know how much I love chocolates!!

  123. 129
    Torrie

    Mmmm….Scharffen Berger, Happy Valentine’s Day to me!
    I’d love to make some truffles to share.
    A sprinkle of grey sea salt is my favorite addition to chocolate.

  124. 130
    Cindy Brink

    There’s nothing quite as satisfying as a truffle to answer that craving we all sometimes get when things get a little stressful… Having something to create, and a delicious result to answer that craving is just the best remedy! Thank you Scharffen Berger — for producing just the best varieties of Chocolate ever!

  125. 131
    alice chung

    yum! hope I win.

  126. 132
    Bronwyn

    YUMMY! I will definitely be putting these on my “list” of things to try out.

  127. 133
    Shelley

    Those truffles look delicious! And I could use a good chocolate cookbook

  128. 134
    Malerie

    I love chocolate way too much! Looking at those truffles got my mouth watering!

  129. 135
    Lauren

    Yum! I love the different toppings you sprinkled on the truffles!

  130. I guess I am not the only one that loves chocolate… I used to make truffles when I was in high school, (free ingredients from mom!!) But it has been so long, I think truffles and I need a reunion!

  131. 137
    TaraLP

    I love chocolate!

  132. 138
    Geraldine

    I love chocolate! This week I am making raspberry cheesecake brownies for my husband for valentines day and next week the chocoloate panacotta I was meant to make weeks ago ( I have reason for making it this time as it is my sisters birthday therefore I should do it).

  133. 139
    Nicole

    Those look amazing, I would love to try and make those!

  134. 140
    Sara P.

    I would LOVE this cookbook. So many recipes.

  135. 141
    Aileen

    I love chocolate!! nuff said.

  136. 142
    Lindsey

    I LOVE some chocolate! :) Thank you for doing this giveaway!

  137. 143
    Kristen

    Those truffles look amazing!

  138. 144
    Gina von

    Chocolate is one of the best Valentine’s gifts and Scharffen Berger IS THE BEST. Hit me!

  139. 145
    Elaine

    Chocolate makes the world go round.

  140. 146
    Brittney

    yummy yummy chocolate.

  141. 147
    Candra

    I have a feeling you are going to pick me.

  142. 148
    Sam

    Yummy, Happy Valentine’s Day to me!

  143. 149
    Maggie Wright

    LOVE Chocolate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  144. 150
    Renee

    Those truffles look so scrumptious! The little hearts get me in the Valentine’s mood. Hope I win!

  145. 151
    Amanda

    Love the technique in this recipe!

  146. 152
    kidkopf

    Chocolate?!?! I am sooo there! :) Thanks!

  147. 153
    Maria

    Mmmmm! Chocolate! The hearts are super cute!

  148. 154
    margaret

    you can never have too many truffle recipes in your box. Thanks so much for this!!!

  149. 155
    Katie

    Mmmm… chocolate!!

  150. 156
    Hannah

    Those truffles look amazing! Mmm, chocolate.

  151. 157
    Beth

    Yes please, oh how I love chocolate any day of the year, but especially Valentine’s Day.

  152. 158
    Patti

    I wasn’t planning on making truffles for Valentine’s Day, but after seeing your heart truffles, I’m going to have to make them.

  153. 159
    Melissa Grogan

    I love Scharffen-Berger chocolate. One of the highlights of our trip to San Francisco, was going there. All the chocolate I bought is long gone… as they don’t use soy. My kids are deathly allergic to it. They generally only get chocolate once or twice a year! Thanks for the yummy recipe!

  154. 160
    Kelly

    i love dark chocolate but have never heard of scharffen-berger. must try!

  155. 161
    Melissa

    I keep reading about Scharffen Berger chocolate but haven’t had a chance to try it yet! After reading this, I will definitely have to hunt some down!!

  156. 162
    Genelle

    Oh yummy! The book and the Scharffen Berger chocolate sound amazing! I love truffles and even made them once. They were easier than I thought and delicious. I would love to make them with THIS chocolate! :0)

  157. 163
    Aaron

    enthusiastic comment!

  158. 164
    Sarah Nielsen

    Wow!!! Looks yummie and easy to do! I love baking and trying new things~ I think I will be investing in a Scharffen Berger cook book

  159. 165
    Shannon

    I’m a choco-holic so you should pick me!

  160. 166
    Aunt Deb

    There isn’t anything like a good dose of Vitamin “C” (chocolate)!

  161. 167
    Haley

    I just love chocolate, and truffles so much! Please pick me!!! :)

  162. 168
    Ginny

    Oh delicious! :) i would love some truffles…

  163. 169
    Kassie

    who doesn’t like chocolate?

  164. 170
    Allison

    I’d love to give it a try!

  165. 171
    Leslie G.

    I like this chocolate brand, I use their cocoa powder frequently and the truffle recipes look very good. I have another cookbook by Alice Medrich – everything from it has been delicious.

  166. 172
    Tammy Blais

    CHOCOLATE! :) nuf said.

  167. 173
    Wendy

    I’ve never made truffles before but these look amazing!

  168. 174
    erin

    Tip of the day: if you have any malformed or not quite right truffles left over, drop them into the middle of your cupcake, brownie or other baked goods for a bonus bite!

  169. 175
    Cathy Yu

    I first learned about Scharffen Berger was about 4 years ago at the Ferry Building in San Francisco. I was hanging out with Christopher. They were giving out chocolate samples and Christopher (was 1 then) kept eating the different samples and wouldn’t leave. I was a little embarrassed, so I bought a couple of these very expensive chocolate bars (like $5 a piece). It was a taste of heaven.

  170. 176
    Flannery

    My boyfriend loves scotch, and he loves chocolate. What a perfect recipe to try. His birthday is in mid-March and I am definitely going to make these for him. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  171. 177
    kathyw

    I heart Chocolate. Thanks for the giveaway.

  172. 178
    krista

    Yum!! I’ve never tried making them but it looks delish.

  173. 180
    Brit

    Scotch and chocolate…..the hubby is going to be so very happy.

  174. 181
    Jenny

    I’d love to make (and eat) some of those truffles!

  175. 182
    Lori P.

    I would love to try my hand with chocolate! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  176. These wouldn’t be for me. They would be a nice gift for my husband…really, I promise!

  177. 184
    annie

    I’m in. I’m always in.

  178. 185
    Heather I

    WOW! Love love love chocolate! Those look amazing.

  179. 186
    Niki

    I love chocolate and I love cookbooks – a perfect combination!!

  180. 187
    Shannon

    My hubby loves chocolate, maybe even more than I do, so it would be a fun gift I could give to him. I’m thinking unselfishly, see? :)Thanks!

  181. 188
    Diana W.

    Drooling already…

  182. 189
    Jeni

    Ohhh, Scharffen Berger, how I love thee! I would love this cookbook – what a neat thing it would be, to make decadent chocolate desserts with my kids!

  183. 190
    Liz Brown

    Oh, I love a good chocolate and this giveaway sounds too good to be true! Thanks for the recipe!

  184. 191
    Megan

    Scharffen berger hot cocoa is the best. love their chocolate more than shoes.

  185. I need all the help I can get with cooking with chocolate – had more than my share of goof-ups!

  186. 193
    Shawn

    I tried this.. and failed MISERABLY.. Every step (Minus the melting the chocolate parts…)…

  187. I would love a chance to win a chocolate cook book although I’m not sure my scales could handle the extra calories.

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    Laree

    mmmm! that looks so good! i love chocolate and would love to make some!

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    Jessica Hansen

    cuyler loves truffles, as you know.

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    Crystal Tripp

    oh me oh my this sounds good!!!

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    Linda F

    I love Truffles and those Truffles look so yummy!

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    Amanda

    Ooohh! They look delish!

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    Bernadette

    If you have to cook, it should be with chocolate!

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    Caitlin

    I would love nothing more than to give into my chocolate addiction with this wonderful cookbook!

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    Linda V

    New goodies to make with chocolate-this sounds wonderful!

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    amy-s

    i can vouch for the recipe… absolutely to die for, even without the scotch!

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    Roxy

    Yum! Can’t wait to try this! Who doesn’t love chocolate?

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    Becky

    Yum Yum Yum! Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

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    sabrina

    beautiful truffles. this would be wonderful!

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    Stephanie

    They have the best chocolate.

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    ww

    Cognac would work.

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    Marjorie

    Great giveaway!! I’m on my way to the kitchen to make the truffles right now :)

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    ashley

    fab giveaway! who doesn’t love chocolate?? certainly not me!! :-)

  204. 211
    Brigid Bauer

    I love chocolate!!!

  205. 212
    Cheri

    Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate…I love chocolate! Give me some!

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    Jennifer

    These look delicious! What a great giveaway!

  207. 214
    KimM

    There is pretty much nothing better than good chocolate!

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    Jen K

    Count me in for a free cookbook!

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    Rosie

    I haven’t made truffles in years but those look so delicious I might have to take another crack at them this weekend!

  210. 217
    Heather

    I LOVE Chocolate!

  211. 218
    Sandy Russell

    Everyday is chocolate day at my house.

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    Lauren

    Those truffles look amazing!!! However, as a chocoholic, ANY chocolate looks amazing!

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    laura

    I’ve never been able to get truffles to look so pretty:)

  214. 221
    Lorilei

    What a great thing to try! Chocolate is fun and oh so yummy!

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    Katheryn

    Yum! Sounds good to me.

  216. 223
    Emma K.

    I really hope that I can make truffles as good as those look.

  217. 225
    Brian

    I wouldn’t mind winning some chocolate!

  218. 226
    Sara R.

    I was lucky enough to happen upon “Choctoberfest” at Fox and Obel while I was visiting Chicago a couple years ago, and was able to attend a free chocolate lecture and tasting hosted by Scharffen Berger. I’ve been a diehard fan ever since, so I would love to win this!

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    Emily

    I think I’m in love…

  220. 228
    Sheri

    Yum – I love dark chocolate – well all chocolate really – if I am honest!!

  221. 229
    JennK

    Thanks for all the chocolate recipies this week. I made the cupcakes for a Super Bowl party too but I’m saving the oreos for tomorrow!!

  222. 230
    Vanessa L

    Love love love chocolate the way you do it!

  223. 231
    Gayle

    Scharffen Berger makes the best chocolate! I used it yesterday to make shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate.

  224. 232
    Amy L

    I have some truffles chilling right now, but I didn’t have enough Scharffen Berger, so I had to use some chocolate chips. I hope they turn out yummy!

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    Brooke

    here’s hoping! looks delicious

  226. I love chocolate!!! Hope I win :)

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    Lisa

    These look delicious! Who doesn’t like chocolate… especially on Valentines Day!!

  228. 237
    stacy

    happy valentine’s day! <3

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    Nikki

    These look SO good! I have found that since I’ve been pregnant, I have become addicted to chocolate….which wouldn’t be so bad, except that I have to limit my chocolate intake b/c of the caffeine. The things we girls sacrifice :)

  230. These look and taste amazing!, I couldn’t resist as soon as I saw the recipe I had to make them, so I did, and gave them to my man for Valentines Day. If you portion out the chocolate before adding the scotch, you can try a variety of flavours. Rum and coconut, brandy, even champaign gives it an amazing taste

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    sea-wall

    Comment 241 feels lucky.

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    Laura D

    I read this article and then immediately went out an ordered the cookbook. It should be here any day now! Can’t wait. :) Having some gourmet chocolate to go with it would rock!

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    Jodi B

    This would make my day to win this!!

  234. 243
    Eileen T.

    I love Scharffen Berger too!

  235. 244
    Jen McDonald

    Love your site and all your great ideas and recipes! I would love to try some of this chocolate.

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    Cathy B

    Love SB! Well, this is torture… no flowers or chocoalte for Valentines dayour truffles look yummy!… so maybe winning thids I can make my own chocolate delight… your truffles look yummy!… thanks for a great giveaway!

    cathy b
    projecthope7 at gmail dot com
    @projecthope7 twitter

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    Cathy B

    my computer is going crazy.. a friend told me it is a Vista prob. I have to slow typing down and watch each letter…otherwise it puts letters in other words and places. so sorry about all the errors in previous message!!.

    cathy b
    projecthope7 at gmail dot com

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    L. Flores

    I have three young daughters who are chocolate and truffle snobs (thanks to their father who also is a chocolate and truffle snob), only eating the best there is (and rejecting all others). It’s the cutest thing ever – and they all would LOVE this.

  239. Yummy! I made the worlds messiest truffles when I was a kid, my friends gobbled them up anyway, mostly licking them off their hands.

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    Alicia

    I love chocolate…only when it’s dark!

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    Leslie B.

    I use Scharffen Berger chocolate for ALL my recipes, including a really awesome chocolate cheesecake :) It’s the BEST.

  242. Oh wow! Those look so yummy!! Thanks for the lava cake recipe, too. Can’t wait to try it out… on my family, of course. ;)

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    Leia

    Yum! Who wouldn’t want to win good quality chocolate!?!

  244. 253
    Melissa

    Everything looks so divine, I’d love to try my hands at making any of the recipes yum!

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    Michele

    I suppose I won’t win anything for saying this but I just read a quote from Equal Exchange which says that Scharffen Berger is owned by Hershey’s which is “consistently singled out for having the worst record in the chocolate industry on many important social-justice, farmer, and child-welfare issues.”

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