Red Wine Truffles {and giveaway}

by aimee @ shugarysweets on June 4, 2013

Red Wine Truffles, delicious and smooth! Very pretty at any wine and cheese party! #truffles

I have been wanting to make red wine truffles for some time now! Today’s giveaway just fit right in perfectly! Thanks to Staples, one lucky winner will receive a Preservino VinoVault Wine Cellar.

First, let’s talk truffles. I made this version super easy just for you. It only uses a couple tablespoons of red wine, but it’s enough to totally enhance the chocolate flavor! By rolling these truffles in sprinkles, I’ve saved you that extra step of dipping in chocolate and allowing the coating to set.

Now, you’re wondering, okay, so I open a bottle of red wine only to use TWO TABLESPOONS? Here’s the best part. These truffles are perfect for a girl’s night in, or an adult dinner and dessert. The recipe makes only 18 truffles, so you aren’t stuck with an abundance of chocolate (not that I ever complain about that)! By making these a few days before your event, you can focus on cleaning house, getting your snacks ready, or reading a good book!

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And, there’s more. Your wine will still be good by recorking it using your new VinoVault wine cellar! I will admit, I was a little afraid of the “argon gas container” that is used to help preserve the wine, but it worked out just fine and was easy to use! It puts the air back in your bottle, and preserves it until you are ready to finish that opened bottle of wine (I’m assuming that’s where the “preservino” name came from, yes I’m quite genius like that)!

Not only does this wine cooler preserve your wine, but it also chills your wine to the perfect temperature. It’s pretty awesome. And one of YOU are going to win your own wine cooler! How, you might ask?! Scroll past the recipe to enter the giveaway!

Red Wine Truffles

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 4 hours

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 18 truffles

Ingredients

  • 12oz milk chocolate
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp red wine (I used Cabernet)
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Fill a saucepan with one inch of water. Bring to a boil. Place a bowl, or double boiler over the boiling water. Add your cream and red wine and heat until very warm. Remove from heat and add chocolate. Whisk until melted and smooth! Refrigerate chocolate for 4 hours or overnight. Scoop into balls and roll in sprinkles. Store in freezer or refrigerator until ready to serve!
http://www.shugarysweets.com/2013/06/red-wine-truffles

**CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED**

One lucky Shugary Sweets reader will win:

  • Preservino VinoVault Wine Cellar: THIS make and model shipped from Staples

How to enter: (choose one or all options-leave a comment for EACH entry)

**CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED** 

  1. Leave a blog post comment below telling me your favorite wine, candy, or item from Staples (it’s THAT easy)!
  2. Share today’s post on ANY of your social media (facebook, twitter, stumbleupon, google+) and leave me a comment for each share letting me know how you shared.

Rules:

Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. Must be 18 years or older.

Giveaway is open from 10am EST 6/4/13 until 8am EST 6/10/13

One winner will be chosen using random.org and will receive notification by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen.

Staples provided me with this Preservino VinoVault Wine refrigerator to review and giveaway. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. To see their full line of mini refrigerators, visit Staples.com

 

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MBC @ Makeshift Margaritas June 4, 2013 at 10:02 am

Any dessert with wine is a good dessert! ;-)
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Alyssa June 4, 2013 at 10:11 am

My favorite kind of wine is a Chardonnay. The truffles look so good!
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Alyssa June 4, 2013 at 10:12 am

I shared your post and the giveaway on Twitter.
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Cyndi June 4, 2013 at 10:13 am

I love a wine called Twin Springs. It’s a sweet red :)

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Cyndi June 4, 2013 at 10:14 am

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Ashley June 4, 2013 at 10:13 am

What fun truffles! I have “mommy happy hour” every week with some girlfriends and am bringing these for sure!! Oh, and I can never get out of Staples without grabbing a box of Swedish Fish at the register!
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Angie June 4, 2013 at 10:34 am

I’m a sucker for different colored Sharpies.

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Eva D June 4, 2013 at 10:48 am

Moscato is my favorite wine. Sweet and bubbly!. If you like red wine AND chocolate you have to try Chocovine wine. It’s like drinking a truffle. It also comes in raspberry and mocha flavors. Yummy!

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Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie June 4, 2013 at 10:58 am

My favorite wine is cab sav!
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Emily June 4, 2013 at 11:05 am

Moscato! But I’d much rather have champagne. ;)

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Avery K. June 4, 2013 at 11:22 am

I love the Pinot Gris from King Estate!!

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maria mendoza June 4, 2013 at 11:26 am

Moscato is my favorite wine. and my favorite part of staples is sharpies, tags and photo paper

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MaryBeth June 4, 2013 at 11:28 am

Favorite candy is dark chocolate truffles :-)

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Rachel June 4, 2013 at 11:46 am

My hubby and I love Red Moscato, yum!

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Rachel June 4, 2013 at 11:52 am

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Mary June 4, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Shared on Facebook. Leftover wine!?! A local winery offers a tasty Chocolate Covered Cherry wine that came immediately to mind when I saw this post.

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Jessica June 4, 2013 at 12:12 pm

My fav candy is walmart peanut butter cups-don’t judge just see for yourself! Also, my fav wine is Chianti!

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Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry June 4, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Red wine truffles? I love this recipe for so many reasons.
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Eva @ Eva Bakes June 4, 2013 at 1:02 pm

My favorite candy is a Milky Way bar.
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Marcie@Flavorthemoments June 4, 2013 at 1:08 pm

I’m a red wine girl, and I love it with chocolate. Who doesn’t?! These look amazing.
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Kathy Blake June 4, 2013 at 1:10 pm

So many choices!!! LOL! Our favorite wine, at the moment, is Papillion by Orin Swift. I love DARK chocolate with sea salt. And, I love the SMELL of just walking into Staples! LOL! AHHH!!! Paper supplies!!!

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Jennifer Lonas June 4, 2013 at 1:16 pm

My favorite wine is Moscato….I think I would like to make these truffles with that! :) As for Staples….whats NOT to love in that store ha ha ha. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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Erin Heiser June 4, 2013 at 1:27 pm

My favrote wine is Riesling. Although I have been drinking Fourteen Hands Cabernet recently.

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Erin Heiser June 4, 2013 at 1:28 pm

oops “favorite”

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jessvoz June 4, 2013 at 1:33 pm

My favorite wine is Champagne!

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Jocelyn @BruCrew Life June 4, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Favorite candy of all time would have to be Reese’s in any shape or form. I love these easy and yummy looking truffles. Can you bring me some later this week? ;-)
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Stephanie June 4, 2013 at 1:51 pm

I change my wine with winter and summer. I love white in summer and red in the winter. My favorite candy is lindt truffles.YUM!

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Gloria June 4, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Love my new HON Executive chair!

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JOan June 4, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Moscato!!!

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Cricket Rawlins June 4, 2013 at 3:09 pm

I love all chocolate!! But, Milky Way has always been at the top of my list! My favorite wine is definitely a Cab!

Will be making these truffles for sure!!

blessings,

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Kim McCallie June 4, 2013 at 3:45 pm

My favorite candy is praline. Rich and yummy!

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Terri June 4, 2013 at 3:56 pm

My favorite candy is a chocolate bar with almonds!

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Veruna June 4, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Oh these sound delicious! Of course it’s really hard to go wrong with red wine or truffles. Thanks for the recipe!

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Veruna June 4, 2013 at 4:04 pm

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Sandi O June 4, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Favorite wine: Apothic White – mostly because I like the label, but the wine is pretty good, too. (Yes, I know it’s a dumb reason to like the wine!)

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Jennifer G June 4, 2013 at 4:40 pm

I think it might have to be this wine fridge. And I will definitely be trying these out.

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Jennifer G June 4, 2013 at 4:42 pm

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Debbie June 4, 2013 at 5:05 pm

My favorite candy is milk chocolate w/ coconut! I shared on Facebook!

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Debbie June 4, 2013 at 5:06 pm

My favorite wine is any that is in my glass! :) I shared on Pinterest!

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Wendy June 4, 2013 at 5:44 pm

So simple and so elegant. These would be a wonderful dinner party dessert or a great homemade hostess gift! I love red wine in sauces and desserts…as well as by the glass. :)
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nessa June 4, 2013 at 6:06 pm

I love dry, red wines!

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nova c. June 4, 2013 at 6:18 pm

Love the Lindt LINDOR Chocolate Truffles Classic Gift Box on staples.com.

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Jenna T June 4, 2013 at 6:21 pm

I just tried Nivuro it is a mix of wine that is oh so good.

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Kara June 4, 2013 at 6:37 pm

I love Pinot Grigio.

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Tracey vianden June 4, 2013 at 6:58 pm

My favorite wine is Beringers white zifandel. My favorite chocolate is three musketeers, and my favorite item from staples is post it flags.

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Priscilla D. June 4, 2013 at 7:07 pm

My favorite wine is Riesling!

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Jenny June 4, 2013 at 7:21 pm

I love dry rieslings!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks June 4, 2013 at 7:22 pm

What an amazing giveaway!

My fave wine…hmmn, does champagne count? : )
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Jenny June 4, 2013 at 7:22 pm

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janet June 4, 2013 at 7:30 pm

I love the chocowine.

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Priscilla D. June 4, 2013 at 7:34 pm
Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen June 4, 2013 at 7:40 pm

I love truffles and have always been so intrigued when I see red wine in them! Yours look gorgeous!
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Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet June 4, 2013 at 7:45 pm

I love to get my kids tri poster boards from there! Had no idea they had wine and wine coolers! By the way, these truffles! AMAZING!!
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Robin w June 4, 2013 at 8:02 pm

cosentino Cab Franc is my favorite everyday wine. And Far Niente cab for special occasions!

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Robin w June 4, 2013 at 8:03 pm

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Margie L June 4, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Favorite wine – Vinho Verde in the summer; Red Zin or Ruby Port in winter
Favorite candy – Dark chocolate anything!
Favorite Staples – 5×7 legal note pads… good old fashioned tool that doesn’t need to be charged!
Thanks for such fun recipes!

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Kelly D June 4, 2013 at 8:23 pm

My favorite candy is M&MS, I cannot have them around me! I see Staples ships the M&M’s® Peanut Candy, 42 oz. Bag.

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Annie June 4, 2013 at 8:40 pm

My favorite kind of candy are truffles.

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Lisa Garrett June 4, 2013 at 8:46 pm

I love any type of chocolate with red wine!

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Niki June 4, 2013 at 9:07 pm

My favorite wine is Gascon Malbec (at the moment), my favorite chocolate is the Green & Black’s Whote Chocolate Bar (although it’s not technically chocolate) and my favorite Staples product is the easy button, of course! ;)

Those truffles look delish!
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Olivia @ Liv Lives Life June 4, 2013 at 9:59 pm

My favorite wine is Pinot Grigio, but I could definitely get behind the red in these truffles. ;-)
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Sarah L June 4, 2013 at 10:43 pm

I love Twix bars.

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Karla G June 4, 2013 at 11:04 pm

Favorite candy, hands down, is toffee! Love it!!

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Janet T. June 4, 2013 at 11:08 pm

My favorite wine is Saint Chateau Michelle Riesling, favorite candy is Skittles, and favorite thing at Staples is copy paper.

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Gina Guthrie June 4, 2013 at 11:14 pm

I pinned this giveaway

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Gina Guthrie June 4, 2013 at 11:15 pm

I love tobin james wines.

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Holly B June 4, 2013 at 11:43 pm

I’m pretty easy to please, I love whatever red wine is on sale at Trader Joes this week ;)

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Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies June 5, 2013 at 8:08 am

I’m not too picky with wines, so I have about a billion favorites. I just like them not too dry and at least the slightest bit sweet.
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KaySue June 5, 2013 at 8:35 am

I like to try the white wines from our local vineyards.

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Sherri June 5, 2013 at 9:42 am

I love all the back to school penny specials from Staples as welll as the great prices they have on office supplies.

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Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Vegges June 5, 2013 at 11:14 am

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puja June 5, 2013 at 2:33 pm

favourite is a riesling!

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Ari @ Ari's Menu June 5, 2013 at 3:42 pm

You had me at wine… And pinot. Always pinot.
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Jessica W June 5, 2013 at 3:56 pm

lately I have been a sucker for moscato de asti wine
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Jess @ On Sugar Mountain June 5, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Wine and chocolate all rolled into one delectable treat?!? Aimee you could be rich selling these! :D
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Kimi June 5, 2013 at 7:00 pm

I like Lambrusco

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Catherine June 5, 2013 at 11:08 pm

I love Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc!

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Jan N June 6, 2013 at 2:59 am

Cupcake wine

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Hilary A. June 6, 2013 at 8:01 pm

I looove a sweet riesling. cool product!
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Amber W June 7, 2013 at 10:28 am

My favorite wine is red :) I will leave it at that because I really love all varieties of red wine

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Nadya Kotik June 7, 2013 at 8:32 pm

I love Guylian Chocolate candy most!

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Nadya Kotik June 7, 2013 at 8:33 pm

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sharonjo June 7, 2013 at 10:12 pm

My favorite Staples item:
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That is one big, beautiful television!

Would love the wine cellar too! Thanks so much for the chance.

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sharonjo June 7, 2013 at 10:15 pm

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Amanda Renea June 8, 2013 at 6:30 pm

My favorite thing from staples is all the pens and markers!

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Kesha June 9, 2013 at 11:27 am

My favorite candy is M&M’s

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Kesha June 9, 2013 at 11:28 am
Trish - Mom On Timeout June 10, 2013 at 10:31 pm

Love how easy these truffles are Aimee!
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Nutmeg Nanny June 10, 2013 at 11:03 pm

Mmm, I love red wine. These truffles are divine!
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