September 7, 2011

Celebrating 200th Post with Chocolate Truffles

I’m marking my 200th post of this space with these elegant and easy to make chocolate truffles. It seems only like yesterday when I posted chocolate halwa to mark the 100th one. So I just wanted to go by the tradition and celebrate this moment too with chocolates.

Chocolate Truffles

Actually I wanted to make a chocolate cake with all the works included but for the past few days I had not been feeling well and the very thought of having to bake a cake and attempting a frosting for the first time did not appeal to my tired mind and body. 

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So went with these easy to make truffles which I made after coming home from work. If you see some balls with imperfect shapes those are the work of my kids. They actually wanted to help their feverish Mommy so I can’t really blame them. Only thing that makes me sad was that I was unable to fulfill the promise I made them to post a cake for my 200th post but  they were very happy to have anything with chocolate.
 
The only tough time I had was in trying to make them wait till these truffles were being chilled in the fridge. These were so yummy and quite difficult to make out that they were actually made from biscuits.
 
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Chocolate Truffles

You’ll need:

Marie Biscuits 20
Condensed Milk 5 tbsp
Melted Butter 3 tbsp
Cocoa Powder 2 tbsp
Sugar 2 tbsp
Cashew nuts 1/4 cup
Almonds 1/4 cup
Vanilla Essence 2 tsp

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Method:

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Powder the biscuits in a mixie jar. Transfer to a bowl. Coarsely pulse the cashew nuts and almonds and transfer to the same bowl.

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To the bowl add sugar, cocoa powder and mix everything together.

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Add condensed milk, melted butter and vanilla essence and mix well with a spatula and bring together as a dough.

It will be very easy to handle. Shape the dough with your hands into small balls and refrigerate for at least half an hour. The balls will harden well. Keep them refrigerated.

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For Dusting: You can dust the truffles with icing sugar, chocolate powder, brown sugar, chocolate vermicelli, roughly chopped nuts like cashews, almonds and pistachios etc., Here I have used icing sugar and chocolate powder.

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Notes:

If you follow the measurements of the ingredients strictly, you will be able to make firm and perfect truffles. It will not become runny.
You can skip including the nuts while mixing and later roll the truffles over the chopped nuts.
You can shape them into any desired shape of your choice instead of balls.
When arranged in a decorative box neatly this will make for a very good home made gift for any occasion.

62 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Radhika!!!!!!!!!!!!!love these.....bookmarked!!!!!!!111

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  2. Wow Double celebration with Chocolate truffles,Congrats on ur 200th post and Wish u many more happy returns of the day radhika...Yummy and Perfect Truffles...

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  3. happy blog anniversary and here's to many more to come too :-) and happy birthday Radhika to you , personally too !!

    Cheers
    Kalyani
    Current Event: Fasting Foods(Vrat ka Khaana Special)

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  4. Wonderful truffles and congrats on reaching a milestone!!

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  5. That's a valuable mileage Radhika.Blogsphere need many of such delicious posts from you.God Bless !

    Nice recipe to celebrate 200 th post..Fabulous clicks !

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  6. Irresistible choco truffles

    Congrats on this great feat

    http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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  7. Happy Birthday to you and congrats for reaching this milestone. you have nice collection of recipes. bookmarked this truffles.

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  8. wow!! can i have all of them? :).. it looks so yummmyyy.. congrats on ur 200th post :)

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  9. hi radhika, this is fantastic, no need to cook ! how heavenly life can be ,eating chocolates which is so easy to prepare without cooking :)
    must try this and thanks so much for sharing such a lovely truffle and many thanks too for your visit, really appreciate it.

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  10. hi radhika, congrats upon publishing your 200th recipe . glad to know you. have an nice day

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  11. wow Radhika...beautifully made truffles. congrats on your 200th post. wish to see many more in future.

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  12. Wonderful truffles and congrats on ur milestone

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  13. Happy birthday to u Radhika and congrats to your 200th post. Chocolate truffles looks delicious..

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  14. Congrats n this is awesome i will sure try..

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  15. Congrats Radhika,wat a wonderful way to celebrate this beautiful mileston,truffles looks super delicious..

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  16. looks awesome n a perfect treat for the double specials- ur birthday & 200 th post; keep rocking and cheers

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  17. Congratulations on your 200th post...Chocolate truffles look just yumm

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  18. Congrats...and the recipes are alredy bookmarked..

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  19. Radhika..Congrats..the truffle balls look awesome

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  20. Congrats dear and the truffles are really tempting.

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  21. Those truffles look divine!
    Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  22. Congrats Radhika!
    Awesome chocolate truffles! Sounds delicious.

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  23. looks delicious dear...
    I've tagged you in my post...check out n have fun..:)

    Tasty Appetite

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  24. Congrats on this milestone!!! Wishing u loads of luck for many more such occasions.. These truffles look too adorable & irresistible..Sweet of your kids to help out too..Get well soon Radhika :))
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  25. Congrats on your milestone,yummy chocolate truffles

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  26. mouthwatering and simple sweet, and congrats on ur milestone. Wish u many more to come

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  27. Congrats on your milestone,perfect way to celebrate..yummy truffles

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  28. Congrats Radhika. The trufles look awesome. Get well soon.

    Vardhini
    Event: Herbs and Flowers - Garlic

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  29. Congrats on ur 200th post. truffles looks tasty.

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  30. Congratulations on crossing the 200th milestone! thats quite a feat :) and the truffles are a wonderful way to round it off!

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  31. congrats on ur 200th post ..... truffles look so yummy .....

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  32. congrats on ur 200th post.. yummy truffles..

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  33. Congrats Radhika on your 200th post..perfect way to celebrate with chocolate truffles..looks sweet n delicious..

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  34. Congrats Radhika!! Book Marked..Going to try this soon.Luks simple and sweet :)

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  35. Congrats Radhika..hit the 300 soon...Back to back chocolate posts on your blog. To make you happier here is a Cute Triple Award waiting for you at my blog. Please collect :-)

    ONGOING EVENT: ABC Series - A for Apple

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  36. Congartulations on 200th post, it's really yummy, bookmarked this.

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  37. Congrats on your 200th post, lovely delicious one.

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  38. congrats dear..keep rocking!!!!
    lovely...they look pretty..

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  39. Happy birthday and Congrats Radhika :D Cool milestone you have reached :) Love chocolate any day.. halwa looks great :D

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  40. Congrats and that looks finger lickng gooooood!

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  41. Congrats Radhika on your double century...wishing u many more milestone of this kind....lovely recipe..Choco truffles looks so perfect n tempting...Hope you are doing good now..take care of your health...

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  42. Congrats gal on the great milestone ~ hugs n wishes for many many more to come ! These truffles look gorgeous. Love to finish them all off!:)
    USMasala

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  43. Hi dear. Hope you are feeling well now. Lovely truffles to celebrate your 200th post. Delicious. needless to say they are bookmarked. Take care.
    CONGRATS on the 200th post.
    Do check out my event and send me your entries.

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  44. Congrats dear....Love the truffles...can u send some??
    :)

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  45. Congratulations on your 200th post...Keep blogging

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  46. Many Wishes on u r birthday & for u r 200th post..Yummy truffles..

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  47. congratulations Radhika
    this is a delicious way to celebrates
    do check out the event food palette series rainbow colours on my site hope you can join
    regards Akheela

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  48. Congrats dear.. truffles looks yummm

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  49. Congrats on your 200th post... Perfect wa to celebrate your birthday too!!
    Krithi's Kitchen
    Event: Serve It - Steamed

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  50. Congrats dear! truffles look delish!

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  51. Congrats on your 200th...Wishing you many more. Delicious truffles to celebrate the milestone.

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  52. Congrats on ur milestone,beautiful truffles to celebrate.

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  53. Congratulations and hugs to u girl!!! Wish you many more milestones (with a selfish motive of getting more yummy recipes from u ;-)) This truffle looks so damn easy and I have got to make it now. Bookmared!!!!

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  54. Congratulations on your milestone Radhika. May you post your 500th soon :) I'm a fan of condensed milk and these truffles truly delicious!! Bookmarked :)

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  55. hi radhika, congrats on 200th post, what an accolade! thnx for popping to mine and follow, I'm more than happy to follow you too!

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  56. Happy birthday Radhika and congrates on ur 200th post...truffles looks good and yummy dear...

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  57. 200 Yaay. That's huge. Congrats and Hugs. Truffles are looking yummy. I'm gonna make this for H. :) Sangeetha.

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  58. ΠΟΛΥ ΟΜΟΡΦΕΣ ΟΙ ΤΡΟΥΦΕΣ!!!!!ΜΠΡΑΒΟ!!!!
    ΚΑΛΗ ΣΥΝΕΧΕΙΑ!!!!!ΚΑΛΩΣ ΣΕ ΒΡΗΚΑ!!!!

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  59. Congrats on the 200th post dear.. Awesome recipe. Loved ur pics

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  60. Congrats. 200 is really is proud mile stone to cover :). truffles look awesome too.

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