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I love making treats for people as Christmas gifts. This year I decided to make truffles to give to my boyfriend’s family.

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I made two different kinds: Dark Chocolate Nutella & White Chocolate Egg Nog. I liked the idea of having one white chocolate, and one dark chocolate to counter balance the super sweetness of the white chocolate.

First, I made the Dark Chocolate Nutella Truffles.
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I followed this recipe, but I used all dark chocolate instead of using white chocolate for the coating. Then, I drizzled white chocolate over them for a fancy touch! :]

Next, I made the White Chocolate Egg Nog Truffles.
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For these, I followed this recipe.

These were both pretty easy to make. The only tricky part is keeping the chocolate coating at the perfect temp. while you’re dipping them. If it’s too hot, or not hot enough, the chocolate will get lumpy. I also recommend putting the egg nog truffles in the freezer to stiffen up while you melt the coating. This makes them a lot easier to handle when you’re dipping them.

This was the first time I ever made truffles, and they turned out beautifully. PLUS they are both way tastey. They make a great gift because they look fancy & difficult, but they are actually pretty painless and fun to make!

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Merry Christmas!

// Laura Jude //

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SO, like I said in my Nutella Brownies post, I am currently loving the idea of making everything I can using Nutella. This hot chocolate recipe is now quite possibly my favorite hot chocolate ever! It’s got the perfect balance of sweet & chocolate, and it’s not too heavy/rich. PLUS it’s got the really great twist of hazelnut in it from the Nutella.

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Ingredients:
3tbs Nutella
1 1/3 cup milk

Put Nutella and 1/3 cup of the milk [I used almond milk] in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk them together until Nutella is completely dissolved. Add the remaining milk and whisk until heated through. Pour into cup and enjoy!

I added whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon to mine ;]

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I will definitely be making this hot chocolate all the time. It takes no time at all & it is SO good.

// Laura Jude //

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