How To Create Homemade Chocolate Candies For Valentine’s Day Like A Pro

Buying candy for your Valentine? Don’t get lost in the truffle! Before candy prices shoot up in stores or even worse, candy cannot be found on shelves due to the busy season of love, choose to make truffles yourself. It’s so easy! Plus, making homemade candy is a heartfelt gesture that will definitely not go unnoticed by your sweetheart.

Your first thought may be, where to even start?

With the help of LorAnn’s NEW 2-Piece Dipping Tool Set, creating eye-catching, sweet treats is a breeze. With this tool set you can easily and securely dip fruits, candies, nuts and more into melted chocolate, cheeses, or other coatings. Recipe Tip: Flavor your chocolate creations with many of LorAnn’s Super-Strength flavors to give your creation an extra surprise. Click here to view our compiled list of Super-Strength flavors that are appropriate for use in chocolate. What better way than to say “Be Mine” with our Simple Chocolate Truffle Recipe.

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Simple Chocolate Truffles


14 ounces good quality dark chocolate, chopped
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon LorAnn Super-Strength Flavoring appropriate for use in chocolate like Peppermint, Orange, or Royal Raspberry.

½ cup ground pecans
½ cup cocoa powder
12 ounces confectionery coating, melted


  1. Line an 8-inch square pan with wax paper.
  2. In a 2-quart saucepan, heat cream over low heat until just boiling. Remove from heat. Add butter and chopped chocolate; stirring until completely smooth. Add flavoring and stir to combine. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 1 ½ to 2 hours (or overnight).
  3. Remove from refrigerator. Using a teaspoon or melon baller, scoop out small balls of the firm mixture and place on heavyweight dipping paper or wax paper. Once all of the mixture has been scooped, form each portion by hand into a round ball.
  4. Roll truffles in cocoa powder, ground pecans, or coat with confectionery coating. To coat, Use a dipping tool to dip each truffle into melted confectionery coating, then place on wax paper. When coating has set, place truffles in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks. Serve at room temperature.

*Makes about 30 to 40 truffles

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