Truffles: Fungi or Chocolate

Truffles. Edible fungi. Like mushrooms. They can cost quite a pretty penny. Dogs and pigs can sniff them out. They are apparently very tasty. I wouldn’t know. I have never tried them. I would love to try some but can’t really afford them. So if you’re willing to buy some for me, send me a message and I’ll let you know where to send them.

I have tried chocolate truffles, confections usually made out of chocolate and crafted to look like the fungi variety. Rich. Decadent. And a heck of a lot cheaper than the other type of truffles. You can also easily make them at home. I made some the other day out of chocolate chip cookie dough and melted chocolate chips.

IMG_6543 You could totally eat the cookie dough just like this if you wanted.
IMG_6555 Coating it with some white chocolate.
IMG_6559 Would be good as a hostess gift, favor or 9am midnight snack.

Have you ever tried the fungus type of truffles? How were they?

Baa-Ram-Ewe Cookie Dough Truffles

makes about 16 truffles

Ingredients

1 ½ cups your favorite cookie dough (I like this one)

¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

¼ cup white chocolate chips

1 teaspoon shortening, divided

Toppings of your choice (optional)

Directions

Using a small ice cream scoop, form small cookie dough balls. Place cookie dough balls onto a wax or parchment paper lined baking sheet. Place in the freezer for about 30 minutes to an hour.

Combine semi-sweet chocolate chips and ½ teaspoon shortening in microwave safe bowl. Microwave on 50% power for 30 seconds. Stir and then microwave for another 30 seconds. Stir until smooth. Repeat with white chocolate chips and remaining ½ teaspoon shortening.

Remove cookie dough balls from freezer. Coat each cookie dough ball in either semi-sweet or white chocolate and place on a wax or parchment lined baking sheet. If so desired, top chocolate with sprinkles, crushed cookie crumbs, toasted coconut, sea salt, bacon, or any other topping of your choice.

Truffles can either be placed in the refrigerator for about an hour or left at room temperature until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.

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