Brownie Truffles are an easy treat for Valentine’s Day,
using a short cut. . .Brownie Mix in a box!
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.
I had seen several versions of brownie truffles on Pinterest.
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 :)
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.
Add your frosting to your crumbled brownies
and mix thoroughly.
Roll your mixture into 1” sized balls.
Chill approximately 1 – 2 hours in the refrigerator
or 45 minutes in the freezer, until firm.
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.
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.
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.