Valentine Brownie Truffles

Valentine Brownie Truffles

I’m joining Rattlebridge Farm for the

return of The Mystery Ingredient Club!

Our Mystery Ingredient this month~

Dark Chocolate,

just in time for Valentine’s Day!

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 Brownie Truffles are an easy treat for Valentine’s Day,

using a short cut. . .Brownie Mix in a box!

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I used Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix. You can use the brownie mix of your choice or your favorite recipe. If you use a family size mix, you’ll end up with approximately 30 truffles or treats for Valentine’s Day. Pop them in a mini muffin paper for serving & gift giving! I used two liners per truffle, turning one inside out.

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I had seen several versions of brownie truffles on Pinterest.

 I used a recipe from CandyQuik.

Brownie Truffles

Bake your brownies according to the box directions and let cool. Crumble brownies into a large bowl, leaving behind any hard edge pieces~ freeze edges in case of chocolate emergency when the Valentine’s Day candy and treats are gone :)

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CandyQuik’s recipe calls for adding half of a 16 oz. can of cream cheese frosting to your crumbled brownies. The texture of fudge brownies tends to hold together in a ball for truffle-making better than cake-style brownies, so I used less than 1/3 of a can of frosting to keep the truffles from being overly sweet.

Feel free to adjust to your sweet tooth and mix with the frosting flavor of your choice.

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Add your frosting to your crumbled brownies

and mix thoroughly.

Roll your mixture into 1” sized balls.

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Chill approximately 1 – 2 hours in the refrigerator

or 45 minutes in the freezer, until firm.

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Melt candy coating according to directions on the package. I like the convenience of CandyQuik, since it comes in blocks and with a convenient microwave disposable tray.

Substitute candy melts or chocolate chips if you prefer.

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Place your truffle ball on a fork and dip into the melted chocolate. Spoon the chocolate coating on top. Once the ball is covered, tap the fork on the edge of the bowl or tray to remove excess chocolate and place truffle on wax paper.

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Add decorative sprinkles before the candy coating is set. I found an assortment of sprinkles and Wilton Micro Hearts at Michaels. If your brownie truffles start to get too sticky when dipping, place the remaining truffles in the freezer for an additional 20 – 30 minutes, until they firm up for easier handling.

You can have a taste of the first

Mystery Ingredient Club with preserved lemons

and Lemon-Rosemary Coffee Cake

Lemon Rosemary Coffee Cake

And the second, with Wilton Creepy Sprinkles Lab

and Halloween Dipped Apples & Potions Lab Libation.

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You can find a printable recipe for

Valentine Brownie Truffles, here.

Wishing you a Sweet Valentine’s Day!

Valentine Brownie Truffles

Thank you for your visit, I’m joining

The Mystery Ingredient Club at Rattlebridge Farm.

Also sharing at:

Marvelous Mondays,  Metamorphosis Monday,

The ScoopInspire Me Tuesday,

Wow Us WednesdaysHome Sweet Home,

 Be Inspired FridaySeasonal Sundays

  25 comments for “Valentine Brownie Truffles

  1. February 6, 2014 at 6:57 am

    Love this! I had to pin to my ‘secret board” until Valentines Day is over because some of my peeps see my pins. I hope I have time to do this for my luncheon club this weekend. I was planning to just give some candy that I bought but this would be such a great surprise inside the boxes instead. Love it.

  2. Joe
    February 6, 2014 at 7:36 am

    These look fantastic! Yum…. Always LOVE your recipes as a fellow Chocoholic.

  3. February 6, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Oh Mary, you’re killing me! I’m on a diet and can’t make these now, but I’m pinning them so that I can make them later! :)

  4. February 6, 2014 at 8:05 am

    What can I say after I say yum!!

    These look fabulous.

  5. February 6, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Oh wow! I have to try this recipe…..it looks to die for :-)

  6. February 6, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Oh wow, Mary — these look SO GOOD!!! I haven’t had breakfast yet, and they are making me hungry! :) I have a favorite brownie mix, and this looks like a fun way to use it. I never met a truffle I didn’t like, and I’m definitely going to pin this recipe. :-D I love the way you made everything pretty from the double cupcake liners to the sprinkles on top.

    Thanks for sharing this with us and I hope you have a great day!!

    Hugs,

    Denise

  7. February 6, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Oh Mary! These are so pretty. And they sound fabulous! I’m going to have to make these for my book club girls. They will love them! YUMMY!

  8. February 6, 2014 at 8:34 am

    This recipe is a winner! Yum!!!

  9. paula
    February 6, 2014 at 9:11 am

    ~Mary~
    To pretty to eat !! This is a “Have your Truffle and Eat too” moment for sure!
    Your table cloth or is it red towel with hearts is cute :)
    Enjoy your day !
    Paula
    IN

  10. February 6, 2014 at 10:33 am

    You’re so clever! I’ve always thought those pretty liners were pointless because they’re hard to see. Double liners – you’ve solved the problem. Not sure why I never thought of that!

  11. February 6, 2014 at 11:01 am

    another job well done, but you know the sad part, my favorite pic is the edges in the pan… omg, i would just eat those like long cigars, freeeze for later, what planet are you on? oh yeah, you don’t have a sweet tooth, you are a tater freak ;-) beautiful shots and presentation, its always so stellar stopping by~

  12. February 6, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Deliciously simple! You are spoiling your followers, Mary…We have come to expect such glorious things from you and you always deliver…

  13. February 6, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    I always wish I lived next door to you, and I still do EXCEPT that I would weigh about 1000 pounds if you shared all your goodies!!! These sound SO good. YUM!!!

  14. February 6, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    These look awesome, what a great change up from cake balls~ which I haven’t ever made but always wanted to!! You always make everything look so easy and effortless and perfect! What a yummy bite!
    Jenna

  15. February 6, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    What a gorgeous presentation…sounds wonderful…the truffles remind me a bit of cake pops…got to try that lemon rosemary coffee cake…as I love everything lemon!

  16. February 7, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Chocolate always gets my attention :) Love the shortcuts in these beautiful truffles!

  17. February 7, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Beautiful truffles. I love the cute colorful topping. I probably could eat the whole tray myself. Your recipe sounds like MAYBE I could make these. One year I was assigned to make truffles for no less than a bridal tea. Oh, I was sweating trying to make them pretty. Of course, I didn’t allow myself enough time either so I don’t have good memories about making truffles.

  18. February 8, 2014 at 8:12 am

    These little truffles are so festive and I can just imagine how delicious they are. I have never tried a recipe like this and I know my family would love them. Starting with a brownie mix is a real time saver.

  19. February 8, 2014 at 9:51 am

    These would be a hit at my next party. You make it seem easy! They are such pretty little treats, Mary. The perfect little valentines!

  20. February 9, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Mary, these are too cute! And brownies? You won me over. I LOVE brownies. Pinned and featuring on social media. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays!

  21. February 9, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    I love your idea of freezing the edges for a chocolate emergency!

  22. February 10, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Delicious, Mary, and so easy and adorable, too. You always share the best ideas. xo

Thanks for your comments~ they make my day :)

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