Sunday, August 16, 2009
SMS: Amaretto Truffles
Taking a tiny break from my fun-filled weekend of work, work, work, to bring you this week's SMS recipe: Truffles. Actually, it was hazelnut truffles, but I didn't have any hazelnuts. But I did have tons of almonds, and Disaronno and amaretti cookies - and so, there you go, Amaretto Truffles. The Hazelnut Truffles was chosen by Annie of Living Life Foodcariously. The recipe can be found on her blog HERE.
So, to work with what I had, I substituted toasted almonds for the hazelnuts, Disaronno for the Frangelico, and rolled the truffles in crushed amaretti cookies. Instead of adding 1 1/2 cups of chopped nuts to the truffles, I opted for about 1/2 a cup instead. I wanted there to be some nuts, but I didnt want that to overpower the chocolate. Mathias thought it was just the right balance. This was my first time making truffles, and it was so easy. I am so glad I tried these - great easy party treats. And the flavor combinations are endless. Thanks for picking these Annie.