Red Wine Truffles {and giveaway}

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!

Yield: 18 truffles

Red Wine Truffles

Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 5 minutes

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.
  2. Scoop into balls and roll in sprinkles. Store in freezer or refrigerator until ready to serve!

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Aimee

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Posted on June 4, 2013

Comments & Reviews

  1. My favorite Staples item:
    http://www.staples.com/Panasonic-1920-x-1080-ST50-Series-65-inch-3D-Plasma-HD-Television/product_106372

    That is one big, beautiful television!

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

  2. Wine and chocolate all rolled into one delectable treat?!? Aimee you could be rich selling these! 😀

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

  4. 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.

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

  6. My favorite wine is Pinot Grigio, but I could definitely get behind the red in these truffles. 😉

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. I love truffles and have always been so intrigued when I see red wine in them! Yours look gorgeous!

  11. 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. 🙂

  12. 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!)

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

  14. 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,

  15. 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!

  16. 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? 😉

  17. 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!

  18. 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!!!

  19. 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.

  20. 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!

  21. 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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