Truffles

My daughters and I recently attended a 4 hour truffle making class at Dawn’s Candy and Cake in Lynnwood. This was a bit of a drive, but so worth it!!! We each made 3 dozen truffles, so we came home with quite the treasure!

We got to experiment with flavors – dry seasonings, oils, liquors, and more, mixing them into chocolate, white chocolate, or caramel ganache. Then we piped them into chocolate shells, and dipped in more chocolate!  Some of the flavor combinations we came up with were simple – coconut rum, caramel pecan, cherry almond. Others were more creative – peanut butter curry, blackberry balsamic, hot pepper. OMG!!!   Fortunately, we were able, and even encouraged to taste test, so we were sure that our creations were good before filling the shells. (There were a couple of flavor combos that made it as far as the garbage can.)

So much chocolate!

Dawn was funny, super helpful, and encouraging. We learned how to temper chocolate to get this beautiful shine to the truffles and picked from a huge selection of toppings to decorate our truffles. I was so excited about the very professional looking candies we made. And I highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to learn about candy making! Or even consider taking the class before Christmas and using your creations as Christmas presents!

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