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Valentine’s Day No-Bake Chocolate Truffles from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

If there’s one thing everyone loves about Valentine’s Day, it’s chocolate. It’s romantic, sweet and smooth with rich, creamy flavor guaranteed to woo anyone you admire. It looks like you spent all day on these truffles, but we know it only took a few minutes and a little love to roll the balls of chocolate and dip them in your favorite toppings.

Valentine’s Day No-Bake Chocolate Truffles from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeachValentine’s Day No-Bake Chocolate Truffles from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Customize the toppings and flavors so they are as unique as your special someone. Here, we use cocoa powder, toasted almonds, chopped chocolate, coconut and sprinkles to make a most swoon-worthy truffle assortment.

Valentine’s Day No-Bake Chocolate Truffles from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

We think these truffles are the perfect homemade gift for your Valentine’s Day sweetheart. So whether you are pairing them with flowers for a Valentine’s gift or making a dessert to share after steak and wine, you can’t go wrong with rich chocolate truffles.

Valentine’s Day No-Bake Chocolate Truffles from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

 


Valentine's Chocolate Truffles
YIELDS: 24 servings

Ingredients
2/3 cup heavy cream
2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 package (12 oz.) semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup toasted slivered almonds, chopped
Cocoa powder
Instructions
Place heavy cream, butter and almond extract in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on MEDIUM power 3 minutes.
Add chocolate chips; let stand 1 minute. Stir until well blended.
Refrigerate 45 minutes to 1 hour or until mixture is scooping consistency.
Drop mixture by tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
Roll mixture into balls, then in chopped almonds or cocoa powder to coat. Refrigerate until serving.
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Cherry Almond Smoothie #Smoovember from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Cherries and almonds remind me of pie and the holidays. Bring it all together in a decadent smoothie worthy of dessert in our Cherry Almond Smoothie. Serve them in small glasses with colored paper straws for a party or take it to work for a sweet and satisfying breakfast.

It’s all part of #Smoovember, our tribute to fall-inspired smoothies made in our Smoothie Smart blender. During the month of November #Smoovember, we’ll bring you some great fall smoothie recipes and host weekly giveaways with an incredible grand prize worth $500 in week #4.

Cherry Almond Smoothie #Smoovember from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

The #Smoovember schedule includes:

Monday 11/4 – a Pumpkin Spice Smoothie recipe and #smoovember Week 1 giveaway begins
TODAY 11/8 – Our first prize package winner gets a Smoothie Smart blender and Single Serve blender

Monday 11/11 – A new smoothie recipe and #smoovember Week 2 giveaway begins
Friday 11/15 – Our Week 2 prize package winner gets a Smoothie Smart blender and Single Serve blender

Monday 11/18 – Another new smoothie recipe and #smoovember Week 3 giveaway begins
Friday 11/22 – Our Week 3 prize package winner gets a Smoothie Smart blender and Single Serve blender

Monday 11/25 – A new smoothie recipe and #smoovember Week 4 GRAND PRIZE giveaway begins
Friday 11/15 – Our Week 4 GRAND PRIZE package winner gets a holiday kitchen essentials package from Hamilton Beach (a $500 value!)

 

This week’s winner of a Smoothie Smart blender and Single Serve blender is Theresa Brezovski!

“First ice, then orange juice, then one strawberries banana yogurt, one banana, strawberries and a small amount of shelled sunflower seeds. REALLY GOOD :)” said Theresa. We hope you enjoy making many fall-themed smoothies this year. Your combination sounds good, too!

Don’t forget to come back on Monday for more #Smoovember madness!

Cherry Almond Smoothie #Smoovember from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

 


Cherry Almond Smoothies
SERVES: 4

Ingredients
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1 cup frozen pitted dark sweet cherries
1 cup ice cubes (10 crescent shaped)
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 Tablespoons mini chocolate chips, optional
Instructions
Place ingredients in blender jar in order listed.
Cover and blend on AUTO SMOOTHIE setting or PULSE a few times, then blend on HIGH for 30 to 45 seconds.
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