Chocolate Lavender Truffles and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

I love lavender. The smell. The feel. The adorable little flowers that poke out of bushy leaves.

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Yep, that’s just one of my lavender plants. Imagine how I felt when my mother sent me this gem of a recipe:

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You read that right. Chocolate Lavender Truffles!

I also added the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles from Bakerella to the pictures in this post. I know I’ve mentioned them before, but they are just so good. I make them all the time.

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Chocolate Lavender Truffles

Based on a recipe from my mother. Who knows where she got her recipe from.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1 teaspoon dried lavender florets

2 tablespoons Grand Marnier (I used a little white wine I had on hand)

10 oz  chocolate (bittersweet or semi-sweet), chopped into small pieces

unsweetened cocoa powder or melted chocolate candy coating

Directions:
In a small saucepan, bring the whipping cream and teaspoon of lavender to a simmer. Simmer for one minute.

Place chocolate in a heat proof bowl. Strain whipping cream mixture and pour over the chocolate. Whisk until smooth. Mix in Grand Marnier. Allow to cool and refrigerate three hours, or until set.

Shape the dough into cherry sized balls (I used my smallest cookie scoop), placing them on a cookie sheet lines with wax paper. Freeze for 10 minutes, or until easy to handle.

Roll balls in cocoa powder or  melted chocolate candy coating (I used the candy coating because the cocoa powdered ended up being a disaster for me. I couldn’t get the truffles to keep their shape). Return to wax paper and refrigerate overnight.

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These things pack a punch. They have a strong lavender flavor. I could only eat one and I was set on sweets for the rest of the day. These truffles are not going to be for everyone.

Sorry for the crappy photos.

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6 thoughts on “Chocolate Lavender Truffles and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

  1. I loooove truffles and would love to try (both of) these! They look delicious! I used to have a lavender plant at my old house and now…. hmm… I need to scope out a spot in my garden to plant one here. Great recipes. Thanks for sharing!

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