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Chocolate Ginger Truffles

Tempted by Chocolate…..Sure why not? With Valentine’s day coming up in a few weeks I figured I would tempt you with some dark chocolate truffles.  These are rich and fabulous.  A little goes a long way.  Remember small indulgences with high-quality ingredients keep us happy and satisfied.  Deprivation, BORING.  Small occasional indulgences with highly flavored, pure ingredients…….GRAND!

Oh, by the way….I entered these truffles in the Scharffen Berger/TuttiFoodieChocolate Adventure Contest. They were also given as holiday gifts to my friends and my kids’ teachers.  They all loved ’em, I think you will too. A little sweetness goes a long way. Let’s live it up and celebrate Valentines Day together! Truffles anyone?

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Fresh Benefits…

Chocolate

Chocolate is loaded with Flavonoids (antioxidants.)  The darker you go, the higher percentage of these benefits come your way. Chocolate is a win-win treat.  You get health benefits and taste bud satisfaction!!

Did you know that chocolate is an all natural mood enhancer?  It produces feelings of pleasure because it stimulates the secretion of endorphins.  Love that!  This feel-good goodie contains the hot topic neurotransmitter Serotonin.  Stimulating, Sugary, Caffeinated chocolate…..Here’s to happy thoughts!  To read more about Cocoa and the health benefits of chocolate click the following links:

Cacao

Cacao Nibs are great for you too!  They are the building blocks of chocolate so they have even more of the good for you stuff mentioned above.  To read more about Cacao click here:

Ginger

Ginger has a bunch of great for you properties as well.  It is known to help relieve gastrointestinal stress.  It also has antioxidant properties that provide anti-inflammatory support.  Get Seasick?  Sucking on a ginger candy can help relieve symptoms of motion sickness.   To read more on the health benefits of ginger:

 

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23 thoughts on “Chocolate Ginger Truffles

  1. Marla, you’re killin’ me! These look uuuuhhhhmazing! Ginger + chocolate — ahhh! YUM!

    Is Crystallized Ginger the same as candied ginger? I’ve never heard of Crystallized Ginger..

    Have a super weekend!

    1. Kristin: Orange Extract and Zest would be awesome!!

      Nicole: Yes, Crystallized Ginger is the same as candied…maybe a little more larger, brighter crystals on top!

      New Friends! Thanks for stopping by and entering my Give Away!

  2. Wow! The words chocolate, ginger, smoked, and salt are all serious yum triggers for me…would never think to put them together, but this looks fabulous! And I actually have a box of smoked salt on hand–I’m so glad to have somewhere to put it other than fish!

  3. I love the flavor of ginger, but I’ve actually never had crystallized ginger. And I don’t think I’ve ever had the chocolate/ginger combination, but warm, spicy ginger combined with the rich chocolate sounds like a delicious pair! Absolutely perfect for Valentine’s Day! πŸ™‚

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    Jenna

  5. OK people! I have indulged in the decadent treats! I had a lovely little basket of these goodies given to me from Marla at Christmas. They are beyond heavenly. The smoked sea salt gives it that “je ne sais quoi?” So divine. You all must try this. It is perfect for Valentines day.

  6. Oh. My. God.
    That’s really all that needs to be said.
    Except thank you for posting such a delicious sounding recipe! I will definitely be trying this one!

  7. What happened to re-posting this recipe post-contest at the end of February? I’ve been waiting sooooo [im]patiently!! πŸ˜‰

  8. I made these last night and the ganache turned out really hard. Would more cream solve this issue for next time?