Throughout my discovery, I found out that the better quality chocolate you use for your ganache which will be your truffle, the better your candy piece is going to taste. I suppose that is common sense so my leftover Ghirardelli baking chocolates were the perfect starting ingredient to my:
- white chocolate truffles
- mint semi-sweet truffles
- milk chocolate truffles
- peanut butter chocolate truffles
After making as many variations as you can by just what's in your cupboard, put each truffle in a cupcake liner and then into a sealed container for the truffles to set for another few hours. When their ready for the final gift packaging, find a cheap holiday themed container. I found heart shaped candy dishes at Walgreeen's for $.99 each! Arrange your truffles to enhance the visual beauty for the eyes before your loved ones wrap their lips around the velvety chocolate to please their palette. Showing your love to all those close to you by giving a handmade confection without spending more $25 is something definitely worth celebrating!