Earlier this week we had a “Sweet Swap” at my work and I thought these red truffles would be festive. If you have been following my blog the past few days you have figured out that I am on a Christmas theme kick, but these would also be great for Valentine’s Day.
Red Velvet Brownie Truffles
There is just something fun and fancy about truffles. I’m not sure it it’s because they seem personalized because of their size, or if it’s because they are so cute they couldn’t possibly have any calories in them! Either way, I get a since of satisfaction when I’m done making a big batch of them.
I used the brownie recipe from when I made the Red Velvet Brownie Hearts. For the frosting, I used Duncan Hines whipped cream cheese frosting. I have yet to make cake balls, so I can’t really compare these, but because brownies are a little more dense, I decided the whipped frosting might be a good idea. The frosting only comes in a 16 oz can, but I only needed 12oz. More frosting for me to dip pretzels in!
With a fork, break of the cooled pan of brownies into crumbs and pour them into a large bowl. Add frosting and mix until it is all incorporated.
Roll the mixture into balls and place them on a wax paper lined baking sheet. They will be slightly marbled looking. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for about 30 minutes so the truffles get nice and cold.
After the truffles have chilled in the freezer, melt the white chocolate in a bowl. You may want to do this in two batches so that you don’t have to re-melt the chocolate. Remove truffles from freezer and dip each one in the chocolate, and place back on the baking sheet. After you have dipped 2 or 3 truffles, pour the sprinkles on top before the chocolate hardens. Once all the truffles are done, place the baking sheet in the fridge for 20 minutes, so the chocolate can set.
Serve, and keep leftovers in the fridge.
I used cream cheese frosting for these truffles because it is such a classic flavor. I’m sure butter cream, fluffy white or classic vanilla frosting would also be great. Also, you could use a regular pan of brownies if you don’t want to make the red velvet recipe.
If you are making them for Valentine’s Day, you could use red and white sprinkles like I have here.
Or you could add some red rood coloring to the left over melted white chocolate, and drizzle it over the top.