How is it going so far? Are you getting into the holiday spirit?
I have to admit that I still haven’t done anything yet. As excited as I am for the Christmas season to finally be here, all I have managed so far is to bake, bake, and bake some more.
We are planning on putting up our tree this weekend, and hopefully I can get around to some shopping soon. But as of right now, I’m just trying to get ahead on recipes so that (hopefully!) I can take a little time away from the blog at the end of the month and just enjoy.
There’s lots of good stuff on the way! Starting with these chocolate malt truffles.
Omg chocolate malt. It’s one of the best things ever, in my opinion. I mean, if chocolate is the best thing ever, then chocolate malt is just next level. Right? There’s just something about that flavor, it makes chocolate even more rich and delicious.
That’s why, when I saw this recipe in Jen’s new book, The Gourmet Kitchen, I was all over it. All the way over it.
I’m sure you already know Jen, and her gorgeous recipe site Savory Simple. She’s internet famous, after all. I could not wait to get my hands on her book, because I already know her recipes are top-notch and her photography is drool-worthy. Well, of course the book is sheer perfection.
It features all sorts of recipes, from homemade stocks to seasonal salads to unique sides and savory mains, all gorgeously photographed and utterly tempting. But you know me. I’m all about the sweets. I toyed with the idea of making Spiced Plum Butter, or Spiked Hot Chocolate with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream, but ultimately settled on these chocolate malt truffles.
I think they’d make such a fun holiday gift! Plus they’re stupid simple to make. It’s literally only minutes of active time, and the result is so smooth, rich, and full of deep chocolate flavor.
Pop a few in a little jar or pretty box and you have a homemade gift that’s sure to put a smile on your loved one’s face.
Need an easy homemade gift? These chocolate malt truffles are sure to please! You'll love the rich malt flavor and smooth chocolate ganache.
Yield: 15 to 30 truffles, depending on size
Recipe from The Gourmet Kitchen, by Jennifer Farley.
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