These creamy, light and airy Chocolate Truffles made with ricotta have an enjoyable light Cinnamon undertone. Perfect for your Valentines Day dessert!
Do you want to hear something completely silly on my part? I’ve sort of mentioned it before, but I want to talk about it again, because this will be my husband and my sixth Valentines Day together…and we’ve never once celebrated it. Well one year we used it as an excuse to ask my parents to babysit so we could go out to dinner, but that was about the extent of our celebration.
Let me explain. The first few years together, I never needed one day of ‘extra love’ and nice gifts because our lives were all about each other, and he did amazing things for me all the time. So it just seemed so ridiculous to me..I always said “Valentines day is for people who have someone, to blow money on them. And for those who don’t, to rub it in their face that they’re alone.” I was rebellious.
Fast forward a couple years and two kids, and you could say that I’ve changed my tune. I’ve been talking up Valentines day this year since the beginning of January! When your kids consume your life and it’s all about them, and you hardly have any time for each other, you totally stop ignoring the one day a year that is all about LOVE! 😉
I want us to do something for each other. Nothing huge, but something to show our appreciation for the other. More than just the day to day niceties, like when he takes my car for an oil change, or fills the tank for me, (I haven’t gone to a gas station in almost eight months), or comes home after a long day, does all the dishes, bathes the kids and puts them to bed, I appreciate those things every day. But something special, just for me..that’s priceless to me.
Since Valentines Day falls during the week that we’ll be house hunting and moving, we’ve started to celebrate a little early with small things. Like enjoying these incredible Chocolate Cinnamon Ricotta Truffles and a bottle of wine after the kids went to bed one night. (Sometimes, it really is about these small moments together!)
I tend to have a love/hate relationship with truffles, because they can be very heavy and dense. These truffles are made with Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips and ricotta, and the combination is mouthwatering. My husband is not a huge chocolate fan, and he LOVED these. Unlike most truffles, you can eat more than one or two of these, because thanks to the Ghirardelli Chocolate, they’re not overly sweet or heavy! Win!
I always use Ghirardelli, especially when it comes to working with any type of dessert that I know will need melting. They melt so easy and so smooth, I never have a problem with it hardening, and the flavor is so rich and balanced. I used Ghirardelli White Melting Wafers when I did my sons birthday party for the Oreo Truffles, White Pretzel Rods, and to outline the Snowflake Sugar Cookies..talk about multipurpose! So amazing.
Ghirardelli Baking Products are available everywhere, from your local grocery store to club stores. (Great for my Mom who ONLY shops at Sam’s Club!) Want more amazing recipes or tips, check out the Ghirardelli Website!
And please make these truffles this Valentine’s Day for your hunny, they’ll be giving you extra kisses! 😉
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.