Chocolate Truffles with Red Wine Ganache

For our inaugural post, we made chocolate truffles with red wine ganache, because we believe in the phrase: “go big or go home”. It was clearly not because we had leftover chocolate from our Forever Alone day party (2/14/2012), where we used a chocolate fountain to make us feel better about ourselves. Such is our life. The leftover mixture was 8 parts dark chocolate chips and 1 part vegetable oil. We probably weren’t supposed to use that for the ganache, but we didn’t really care. It worked out anyway. If you didn’t know, just hoping things work out is a common theme in this household (see tagline: “That’ll do”).

We found the recipe for these truffles at Sprinkle Bake’s website. We thought they were uber cute and never dreamed we could make our own hard shells. So we pulled out our brick of leftover chocolate and our silicone ice cube trays (cubed and star-shaped) and had at! This is our version after trying it twice.

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