Every year, around Christmas time, my husband and I take a trip to Disneyland. It’s a tradition. We have been doing it ever since college. It’s one of my favorite times of the year and I truly look forward to it!
Living in San Diego, Disneyland is only one and a half hours away. It’s so close that we can drive up and back in one day. We used to do this every year until last year we changed this up. We drove up the night before and stayed in a hotel close to Disneyland and then drove back the same night we went to Disneyland. But now this year we are changing it up again – We are staying in a hotel both the night before and after. This way we can relax more and spend a long, fulfilling day at Disneyland.
Now that you know my Disneyland plans, I want to bring you back in and tell you about these Balsamic Chocolate Truffles.
Truffles have been on my list to make for such a long time! I always bring the recipe out and plan to make them but then never end up making them. But with Christmas coming, I knew I had to make them. And not just to enjoy them ourselves, but to show them to you :).
1) They are easy to make, and no oven is required.
2) They look so cute in a baggie tied with a bow as a homemade Christmas gift.
3) They are the perfect addition to the Christmas dessert table as they are easy to pop in your mouth and enjoy.
Your family and friends will think you slaved in the kitchen for hours over these elegant truffles, but really it took you 20 minutes of active time to make this tasty treat.
For Printable Recipe, Click here!
Makes: About 25 Truffles
8 ½ ounces High Quality Dark Chocolate, Chopped (I used Callebaut)
¼ cup Heavy Cream
3 teaspoons Balsamic Vinegar
1/3 cup Cocoa Powder (It’s best if the Cocoa Powder isn’t too bitter)