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Two Sisters Times Two, Serial #6 and Chocolate Hazelnut Cream Candies

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So last week we at R&R were little angels. Our recipe was Angel Food Cupcakes and it was healthy as desserts go. Around here, that counts as angels or as close as we’re going to get.

But that didn’t last long.

This week we’re back to our old indulgent habits where fun and pleasure and pampering are top priorities. And being good (as in counting calories) is so far down on the list–well, it isn’t on the list. Don’t misunderstand–we’re all for good eating habits and a healthy lifestyle. But part of that healthy lifestyle includes unwinding by making and partaking of decadent sweet treats in small doses.

These Chocolate Hazelnut Cream Candies fit that bill purr-fectly. They’re made from common ingredients. They’re easy to mix, require no baking, and don’t take that long assemble. Most of your time will be spent waiting for them to firm up before coating in the white chocolate.

Then the big challenge will be waiting for the white chocolate to harden before taking a bite. But we’ve got you covered (like the chocolate–get it?) there too. Just entertain yourself with Serial #6 of Two Sisters Times Two. You can listen to the audio file in twenty minutes or so–about the amount of time it will take for the coating on the candies to harden.

Then enjoy. Being little angels is O.K. now and then. But making and partaking of Chocolate Hazelnut Cream Candies has that beat all to hell–I mean heck.

chocolate hazelnut candiesChocolate Hazelnut Cream Candies

1 1/2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

2 Tablespoons chocolate hazelnut spread (such as Nutella)

1 Tablespoon marshmallow cream

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup powdered sugar

3 ounces white melting chocolate

sprinkles to decorate

Nutella candies

In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter and hazelnut spread until well mixed. Stir in the marshmallow cream and vanilla extract until all ingredients are combined. Slowly add the powdered sugar and stir until a soft dough forms and all ingredients are mixed together.

Begin rolling the dough into balls, about 1 inch thick. You should get 6 candies. Place the candies on a plate lined with parchment paper and freeze for 30-45 minutes, or until hardened.

Once the candies are frozen, melt the white candy coating according to package directions. Dip each ball into the melted white candy coating, making sure to coat all sides. Do this quickly to ensure that the chocolate candy does not begin to melt. Place the coated candy back onto the parchment paper and add sprinkles. Repeat with remaining candies. If you notice that the chocolate candies begin to soften or melt, place them back into the freezer until they hardened.

Cover and store candies in the refrigerator.

Makes 6 candies.

chocolate hazelnut truffles

{Adapted from Inside BruCrew Life}

Click below to listen to or read Serial #6 of “Two Sisters Times Two”.

Two Sisters Times Two, Serial #6, audio © Jeffrey Anderson

Two Sisters Times Two, Serial #6, text © Jeffrey Anderson

Enjoy!

About Elaine

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