Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine Truffles for the Baker

I was feeling a little guilty about not having a sweet for The Baker's Valentine treat.

It's cold outside.  An inch of snow is predicted today.  I wonder what that means since six inches was predicted for Saturday and we got one inch.

No matter, I didn't want to go out so I rummaged through the cupboard and came up with



Extra Fine Marzipan (5.29 ounces)
Ghirardelli Semi-sweet Chocolate
Fine sea salt
Sugar posies from Miette's 


Marzipan and Chocolate Truffles inspired by my pantry

Cut the marzipan into 12 pieces and roll into balls
Melt the chocolate in the microwave (high about 2 1/2 minutes, stirring several times)
Dip the marzipan balls into the chocolate, lifT out with a fork and place on waxed paper
Top some with a dusting of the sea salt and, if you happen to have flowers, top some with the flowers
Let set up
Give them to your Valentine

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO ALL!!

35 comments:

  1. Very interesting twist to the regular truffles.

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  2. You had me captivated at the word MARZIPAN. Very nice......

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  3. I have to check out Miette too..Thanks!

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  4. Yummy, and would go good with my cookies that Tia and I make.
    Happy Valentines Day

    Pattie

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  5. Your my kinda gal sweetie!

    So inventive right from your pantry. That's the way I have to fly bein' out here smack in the middle of nowhere.

    There's no runnin' into town for an item or two.

    I remember once I amazed a group of girls the mornin' after a slumber party. The wanted pancakes and I had to syrup...so I made some. It was a homemade first for everyone but my kiddos.

    God bless ya and have a Happy Valentine's Day sweetie!!! :o)

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  6. Sounds like a very nice treat! Happy Valentine's Day:@)

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  7. What a beautiful creation from thing on hand. Hmmm, my pantry is seriously lacking compared to yours :)

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  8. These look amazing for things you just pulled together in your kitchen! Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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  9. Oooohhh that looks delicious! I would love to pop one in my mouth!

    Beautiful blog!

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  10. This is one thing I can pass up if offered is Chocolate and these look out of sight good!

    Happy Valentine Day to you all..y'all...

    Hubby is driving up near you all, I hope it does not snow.

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  11. Lovely truffles! Perfect for Valentine's Day, too. I'm so glad to have found your blog and look forward to seeing more!

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  12. I like the way you say the inspiration for these was your pantry!

    Supposedly we're getting a small snatch of winter in the morning, but I'll believe it when I see it. At least it's gotten a bit colder! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  13. Happy Valentine's Day to you. Enjoy you lovely truffles. Bonnie

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  14. Happy Valentines Day to you too!!

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  15. These look so good!! And to tell the truth, I wouldn't mind a couple of the dog biscuits, either, WOOF!!! Interesting facts about Meyer Lemons, I didn't know they are a cross between a Mandarin Orange and a Lemon!

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  16. Bonnie,
    I had to google Miette before I could post a comment! I am thinking cupcakes for Easter!

    What a nice treat for the Baker. Happy Valentine's Day!

    Carol

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  17. Now, let me just say The Baker has a very creative wife! I'd love to have those truffles for a Valentine's Day treat!! Hope your Valentine's Day is filled with laughter and love, Bonnie! blessings ~ tanna

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  18. Who could resist chocolate and truffles. Happy Valentine's day.
    Sam

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  19. i inspired my hubby by LETTING him make pancakes for me today. LOL they were not as pretty as this

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  20. Your not the only one that has said I wasn't showin' up on their blogroll. I wonder what's up???

    I haven't done a thing different unless it's just another blogger burp! They've had alotta gas lately!

    God bless ya and have a beautiful Valentines day!!! :o)

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  21. yum...can you say sugar? can you say chocolate? there is nothing like it!
    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  22. Simple yet satisfying treat! Truffles rock! :) Happy to be your newest follower! Happy Valentine's Day :)

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  23. Sounds yummy! Happy Valentine's Day to you and your love! Carla

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  24. Well, how amazing are you!! Grab a few items from the pantry and whip up a lovely treat for your sweetie. You need to go on "Chopped." I bet you would do an awesome job.

    Happy Valentine's Day.

    Hugs,
    Patti

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  25. Oh my, this sounds like a wonderful treat for Valentine's Day. Love the marzipan centers.

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  26. I love both marzipan and dark chocolate so I'm tempted to try this recipe one day when I am off my diet. They look beautiful decorated with the sugar posies!

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  27. I bet the Baker loves these!
    Hope you had a wonderful day.

    Melinda

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  28. Cheers to what you can pull out of your pantry...Awesome Valentine treat. I have to admit it was the marzipan that is making me smile.

    Velva

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  29. You are very creative and I was really impressed that you have sugar posies in your pantry :-). I'm sorry to be so late, but I fighting flu, eye strain and the general winter blahs this week. What I laughingly call my schedule seems to have gone awry. I promise to do better next week. Have a wonderful evening. Blessings...Mary

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  30. Hi There, Just stopping by to say HI.... Hope you had a great Valentine's Day. We had a great trip--but it's nice to get home. I'm trying to catch up on some blog posts...

    YUM---those Truffles look fabulous, and I'm sure your Honey loved them!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  31. Those look fantastic! Glad you had a happy Valentine's day :)

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  32. How simple and sweet. I have a hard time keeping Ghiradelli dark chocolate chips around the house. Some mouse around here seems to just eat them right out of the bag??!?!

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