Brownie Truffles

4 Apr

I’m only a couple of posts in to my newborn blog, but I am getting the feeling that something isn’t right. No, smarty-pants, it’s not the fact that I only have 3 posts so far! =p I scrolled through {all 3 of those posts} and couldn’t help but notice: a cookie, a fruit spread, a pastry….but only a smattering of chocolate! How could this be? Chocolate is a prominent, daily occurrence in my life, so I surprised even myself when it didn’t immediately come to mind. Fortunately, not all my faculties failed me, because like a 6th sense {not like the movie} my intuition nagged me until it became obvious. Thank you, faculties and nagging intuition!
These brownie truffles are ridiculously simple to assemble, and ridiculously tasty to eat! The texture inside is definitely reminiscent of a creamy truffle rather than a chewy brownie, but the chocolatey brownie flavor is certainly in full-force. I made a classic chocolate-chocolate-chocolate truffle, but these are infinitely adaptable if you want to create a whole different flavor profile! I can imagine these being amazing with a vanilla (or any other flavor!) frosting brownie center, a cream cheese brownie center, or even a Nutella-brownie filling. You could also dip these in white chocolate instead of dark chocolate for a different flavor and look! These are sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar, but I wouldn’t stop you if you wanted to go a little heavy-handed with some sprinkles!

Brownie Truffles

* 1 box brownie mix (+ eggs, oil, water and whatever is required for the recipe), or your favorite brownie recipe
* 1/2 cup chocolate frosting (or any other type of frosting you like)
* ~6 squares chocolate almond bark
* Confectioner’s sugar, for sprinkling

Directions:

Bake brownies according to the box mix directions, or your favorite brownie recipe directions. Let cool in the pan.
Once cooled, scoop the brownie out into a large mixing bowl, and stir in the frosting, cream cheese, or Nutella until smooth.
Use a cookie scoop or spoon to scoop out equally-sized brownie blobs, and roll in the palm of your hand to shape. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and place in the freezer to firm up, at least 1 hour.
Once brownie blobs are firm enough, take them out and let them sit for about 15 minutes to take a little of the freezer edge off.
Melt your almond bark in a microwave safe bowl according to melting instructions on the package. Roll each brownie blob in the melted almond bark, and place on another sheet of parchment paper or a silpat to set. Make sure you sprinkle them with powdered sugar or sprinkles quickly, they set pretty fast!
Once finished, place in the freezer or refrigerator to firm up. These are best stored in the fridge since they get a little soft if left out.

Ya, I feel much better now that my blog has its chocolate fix!

I think it’s best you found out I’m a chocolate addict early on.

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6 Responses to “Brownie Truffles”

  1. what katie's baking April 5, 2011 at 4:43 am #

    i’m glad you started a blog, it’s very cute!!
    found you from joy’s blog!
    these look delicious, stacy!

    • stacy April 7, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

      I love that you stopped by to check out my blog! Hope you come back to visit often! =)

  2. Alexis @ There She Goes April 5, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

    Brownie truffles…my stomach is growling!!

    • stacy April 7, 2011 at 7:37 pm #

      Oh no! I hope you are near a kitchen so you can whip some of these up and fix that, haha! =)

  3. Becky April 11, 2011 at 12:23 am #

    I wondered how you got the filling so smooth. These were delicious! 🙂

    • stacy April 11, 2011 at 8:17 am #

      I’m glad you liked them! I’m already brainstorming different delicious variations, so I hope you’re up for sampling!

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