Let's get one thing straight. There is nothing necessary about coating your Valentine's Day chocolates with more chocolate. But oh, does it ever taste good.
The process is really quite simple: melt some chocolate, dip your chocolates in it, and then let them set until solid. You can create a lovely visual by choosing a chocolate coating that complements the chocolates you're dipping: dip dark chocolates in white chocolate for a pretty finish, or coat milk chocolates in dark chocolate for a lovely flavor and visual contrast.
- Yield:makes 16-20 chocolates
- Active time: 20 minutes
- Total time:2 hours
- 1 cup chocolate morsels (dark, milk, or white)
- 16-20 chocolate truffles
Remove your truffles from their wrappers and have them at the ready. Lay out a sheet of parchment paper.
In a double boiler, melt 1 cup chocolate morsels over low heat. You can also heat the chocolate in the microwave, in 20-second increments, until melted.
Remove from heat.
Dip a chocolate truffle into the melted chocolate, coating all over. Remove using a fork, tapping against the side of the bowl or pan to let excess chocolate drip off. Transfer to your waiting parchment paper. If desired, add sprinkles.
Repeat with remaining truffles; once done, let the chocolate covered chocolates set for about an hour and a half, or until the coating has hardened.