dark chocolate truffles.

i have been feeling a bit stagnant when it comes to my work. i need inspiration. so, i have a few books i have added to my student affairs reading list:
–identity and leadership: informing our lives, informing our practice
–reflecting back, looking forward: civil rights and student affairs
–asian americans and pacific islanders in higher education: research and perspectives on identity, leadership, and success

i’m hoping to tackle these in the coming weeks. i’m excited to learn something new to inform my work. we’ll see how this goes!

i think reading does several things for a person. it takes you to another place. perhaps one you can’t go to physically. it challenges your way of thinking, prompting you to think in a different way. it evokes emotions that you may not have felt before. it can share lessons for you to apply in your everyday life.

what’s on your reading list?

dark chocolate truffles
printable recipe – adapted from kitchen simplicity

yield about 24 truffles

ingredients
1 cup dark chocolate chips
3 tablespoons heavy cream
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
powdered sugar and/or cocoa powder, for coating*

*you can also coat truffles in melted chocolate and refrigerating for at least an hour before you nom.

combine dark chocolate chips, heavy cream, and butter in a bowl and melt over a double boiler or in the microwave. stir with spatula until smooth. add salt and vanilla extract. refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight until firm.

using a spoon or melon baller, scoop chocolate and form into truffle size balls, about 1 inch. toss in powdered sugar or cocoa powder until coated. for storage, keep in fridge.

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