Ultimate Valentine's Day Chocolate Truffle


On Valentine's day, profess your love with elegant decadence. Fine chocolate has long been considered the 'food of love.' The sublime chocolate truffle, known for it rarity and exquisiteness, is the epitome of erotic foods. Presented simply on a silver tray with a single red rose, it says, 'You're the one.' Add a 1/4 teaspoon of your favorite liqueur to this recipe for added zing!

2 servings


  • 4 ½ ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

  • 2 ½ ounces unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 4 ounces sifted confectioners' sugar

  • 3 ounces heavy cream

  • 1 tablespoon coffee-flavored liqueur

  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

  • powdered gold leaf


  1. Melt 4.5 ounces of the semi-sweet chocolate in a double boiler until just fluid. Using a whisk, incorporate softened butter, then egg yolk, sifted sugar and cream into the melted chocolate. Whisk until smooth.

  2. Pour chocolate mixture in heart molds or any other molds (an egg poacher works well as a mold), and refrigerate until set, about 3 hours.

  3. Melt remaining 4 ounces of chocolate in a double boiler until just fluid.

  4. Unmold chocolate truffles and dip them in the melted chocolate, shake off excess chocolate and leave to set on parchment paper. Trim excess chocolate.

  5. In a small bowl, combine liqueur and gold dust to achieve a paint-like consistency. Using brushes, decorate hearts with gold "paint" A simple "I love You" is quite effective, or better still use an original romantic quote. If you are very artistic, birds, or a floral motif along the edges complete the effect.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1264 Calories
85g Fat
129g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 1264
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 85g 109%
Saturated Fat 50g 249%
Cholesterol 236mg 79%
Sodium 25mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 129g 47%
Dietary Fiber 9g 30%
Total Sugars 118g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 6mg 36%
Potassium 52mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.