- January 29, 2014
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Now that the holidays are over its time to share all the wonderful things that I learned. Because gathering recipes from others is awesome. For example, I learned that there is such a thing as Nutella truffles. My sister in law brought them to our Christmas gathering, and they made my head spin. I hate to admit that I had way more than one. Way more than five over the course of the evening. It was addicting and got out of hand. Of course, I had to inquire as to how to make these fiendishly good treats. Even though the holidays have passed, these would make an excellent Valentines Day goody. Or just any occasion you need chocolate, specifically a Nutella goody.
This was the run down she gave me.
3 cups rice cereal
5 oz marshmallows
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup Nutella
Splash of vanilla
Candy melts, dark or milk chocolate (I preferred the dark)
Your first step is to not eat all of the Nutella out of the jar with a spoon.
In a small saucepan over medium low heat melt your butter, marshmallows, Nutella, and vanilla. Stir the mixture frequently until completely melted and combined.
Place your rice cereal into a large bowl. Pour the Nutella mixture over the cereal and mix thoroughly.
Portion this gloriousness into tablespoon sized chunks then roll in your hands to make round balls. I used a number 60 cookie scoop because uniformity is my friend. Place the balls on parchment when finished.
Next its time to dip them into chocolate. My sister in law said she used regular chocolate chips. However, my experience tells me that using candy melts will be faster, and easier. If you use chips, your coating will likely be thick. With such a rich center I thought that a thinner coating might be more appealing. The melts are made for coating things, they just work easier. Plus they are not as fickle.
Whatever you choose the process is mostly the same. Melt the chocolate and one at a time, dip the cereal/Nutella balls into it. I used a fork for dipping, I feel like it allows more chocolate excess to drip off. Once it has been submerged and allowed to drip a bit, place it on the wax paper to allow for the chocolate to set.
If you are uber fancy, you can sprinkle some sea salt on the top of each truffle. My sister in law suggested drizzling milk chocolate, or just melted Nutella. Any way you choose, these are delicious and sure to be a hit!
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