Sweet and creamy chocolate truffles made with a silky mixture of white chocolate and mascarpone cheese.

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Um. Why did spell check just try to change mascarpone?! I think spell check needs a check!

Anywho.

You guys! I am shocked.

I thought I was above it. I thought I was beyond it. I thought it couldn’t reach me. But, it got me!

This bug that’s been going around got me and I was in bed for 48.56 hours!

I couldn’t move a muscle. I ached all over, my head was spinning, I couldn’t get up, and! and! AND! I couldn’t eat! Oh, the torture!

Am I being a brat? I’m sorry… I just don’t like being out of commission for more than 5 minutes, let alone 2 whole days! Thank the Lawwwwwd up above that I am able to sit up, move around, and eat. Oh my gosh, that was just horrible. I hope you are all doing well and not letting this polar vortex knock you out.

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So, this is not a very new-year-resolution-diet-friendly-dessert, now is it? It’s not. It’s creamy, it’s chocolaty, and it’s delicious. And it’s very sweet. If you like sweet, this is your new favorite chocolate truffle. Like… the best, most ridiculous, decadent chocolate truffle, yet.

You see, this is what happens when you are left with a quarter-tub of mascarpone cheese that is already 10 days past its ‘best by’ date, and when said amount is not enough to make a killer tiramisu.

But, because I hadn’t made any chocolate truffles since those Chocolate Cake Ice Cream Truffles, I figured it was time to remedy that problem. Besides, my husband is a huge chocoholic, and these little bites definitely satisfied his sweet chocolaty tooth.

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However, these are absolutely special occasion bites. Like, Valentine’s special. Christmas special, too, but that’s behind us, so focus on Mr. Valentine. Or Mrs.

Also… if you want to be remembered as the best Valentine, EVER!? Make these, bring these, eat these.

ENJOY!

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Mascarpone White Chocolate Truffles

Prep Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Yield: Makes 20 Truffles

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Sweet and creamy truffles made with a silky mixture of white chocolate and mascarpone cheese.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup mascarpone cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate candy coating, melted
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips, melted

Instructions

  • Set up a double boiler by filling a saucepan with about 3-inches of water. Bring to a simmer.
  • Add a large bowl on top (one that will not touch the water on the bottom) and add white chocolate chips and vegetable oil to the top bowl.
  • Stirring frequently, cook until melted.
  • Remove from heat and let stand 30 seconds.
  • Add mascarpone cheese and mix until smooth.
  • Add orange zest and vanilla; continue to mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Remove from fridge and let stand 3 minutes.
  • Line a baking sheet or plate with wax paper.
  • Using a teaspoon or a melon baller, scoop out the mixture and form into 1-inch balls.
  • Dip each ball in the melted chocolate candy coating.
  • Set on prepared baking sheet.
  • Repeat until all truffles are done.
  • Pour the melted white chocolate in a piping bag or in a ziploc bag with the corner cut-off, and drizzle the melted chocolate over the truffles.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use.

Notes

Prep Time includes refrigeration time

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  1. mrs vee makes March 1, 2014 at 8:02 AM - Reply

    have any idea how many calories or carbs in this?

  2. Rebecca February 5, 2014 at 5:40 PM - Reply

    do they taste the same without having the orange zest??

    • Katerina Petrovska February 5, 2014 at 5:59 PM - Reply

      Hi Rebecca! No, they do not taste the same – the orange gives it extra flavor. Though, they will not taste bad without it… not at all. :) I’d use a bit more vanilla to enhance the flavor. Hope this helps!

      • rebecca February 14, 2014 at 6:49 PM - Reply

        Thank you! I have another question.. could I leave the mix for an hour and a half instead of the 2 hours?

        • Katerina Petrovska February 14, 2014 at 7:18 PM - Reply

          I think that would be okay. The mixture has to hold together – that is, you want to be able to roll it into a ball without it falling apart. Let me know how it goes!

  3. Nami | Just One Cookbook January 30, 2014 at 12:20 AM - Reply

    So sorry you were sick! This year I’m pretty good, maybe because I finally started to exercise… (not my favorite thing tho). Hope you’re feeling better and no more sick for you. It’s tough being sick and being mom… :/

    Now, these truffles! YUM! These are one of “diet exceptions” that I need to keep around. Too good to pass. :)

  4. Medeja January 29, 2014 at 7:14 PM - Reply

    They look sooooooo good ! I am just dying to have at least one (ok, whom am I kidding, one.. :)))) )

  5. A_Boleyn January 29, 2014 at 12:41 PM - Reply

    The chocolate coated truffles are calling to me. But then they all look so good. Definitely NOT diet friendly. :)

  6. Jillian January 29, 2014 at 11:40 AM - Reply

    Glad you are feeling better! These look amazing!

  7. Laura (Tutti Dolci) January 29, 2014 at 10:26 AM - Reply

    These truffles are absolutely gorgeous. So glad you are on the mend!

  8. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) January 29, 2014 at 8:39 AM - Reply

    OMG you caught the bug it appears. It is really going around. Stay well and these are seriously the dreamiest truffles around.

  9. Laura Dembowski January 29, 2014 at 7:44 AM - Reply

    I hope you are feeling better! These truffles are beautiful!

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