Being from Chicago I have been blessed in experiencing some good chocolate. Like Fannie May. Frango Mints. And Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
Of those, Fannie May though has always been a part of my family’s Christmas celebration. My grandma always bought chocolate Santa’s to put on each kids plate at Christmas dinner (she does the same for Thanksgiving with turkeys). There are always several boxes of mint meltaways and mixed chocolates passed around before dessert. As a kid, I always volunteered to be the one to pass them around to the adults first (of course it was so I could sneak one or two out of the box with nobody looking).
But my mom always had her favorite. Trinidads. Anyone ever have a Fannie May Trinidad? Oh, they are spectacular. Dark chocolate truffle inside a crispy white chocolate and toasted coconut coating.
Guess what mom. I made you Trinidads for Christmas! I think they are pretty close, thanks to Green and Black’s white chocolate, and Ghirardelli’s 60% Cocoa bars. Do not skimp on good chocolate here folks. There are times in my baking where chocolate quality doesn’t matter, or I should say doesn’t justify spending a fortune on chocolate. This is NOT one of those times. When it comes to truffles, it’s ALL about the truffles. While I may not have specified that in past truffle posts, I’m saying it now. Spend the extra money. After all, you are about to splurge and eat a decadent treat, make the calories worth it!
Oh, and Mom, you better love them a little bit. Because the first batch fell on the garage floor (sniff sniff). But, dedication and love made me go out, buy more chocolate (ouch!) and make another batch!
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