Valentine's Day is weird. It has the potential to be lovely and also the potential to make you feel bad about yourself. And honestly, there is enough things in this world that make us feel bad about ourselves, we don't need a stupid day to do it for us.
I liked Valentine's Day when we were kiddos. It was about the party and writing Valentine's to all our classmates and eating giant sugar cookies. It was better when it was about eating sugary treats and celebrating our friends.
These brownie truffles make about a million candies. They are the perfect thing to share with all your friends to let them know how awesome they are. Just be sure to save some for yourself to remind yourself how awesome you are too.
- 1 batch brownies (a 9x13 inch pan of brownies, my favorite recipe below)
- 1 can chocolate frosting
- 1 package chocolate Ghirardelli Chocolate Melting Wafers
(you could use Candy Melts too, I'm just not sure exactly how much and I think the Ghirardelli ones taste much much better)
- handful of Ghirardelli White Chocolate Melting Wafers (would be fun to use colored melting wafers too!)
Bake brownies (see recipe below). Allow to cool completely. Crumble brownies into a large bowl. Stir in chocolate frosting until everything is totally mixed together. Scoop by the teaspoonful onto a cookie sheet covered in parchment or tin foil. Chill for at least 1 hour or overnight.
Melt the melting wafers in a small bowl. Remove the truffles from the refrigerator. If you want a more consistent, round shape, roll the truffles between your palms to smooth the ball. Dunk in the melted chocolate. Remove with a fork, scraping the excess chocolate off the bottom of the truffle on the edge of the bowl. Repeat for all remaining truffles.
Once the chocolate has dried, melt the white chocolate. I like to just put a handful into a piping bag and microwave for 20-30 seconds and knead the outside of the bag to remove the lumps. Then just snip the very tip of the piping bag and drizzle white chocolate over the truffles. This seems like too much extra work, but trust me, it will make them so much prettier, especially if you are like me and your hand rolling is lumpy.
Brownieshere is my go-to brownie recipe. It never disappoints.
- 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted (I used 70% cacao Trader Joe's Pound Plus Bar)
- 1 1/2 sticks (12 ounces) butter, melted
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/4 cups cake flour
Melt the butter and chocolate together in a heatproof bowl in the microwave. Add the sugar and mix well. Add eggs one at a time fully mixed in. Add vanilla. Mix in baking powder and cake flour. Pour into a well greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool.
P.S. If you like Valentine's Day brownies, be sure to check out my strawberry covered heart shaped brownie!