Its been a while since I made those but since they could be made for any occasion and in any season I will allow myself to blog about them now :)
I made these for my husbands birthday back in February and they were a smashing success! They are super easy to make and require no skills or tools or anything of the sort.
What you need is some good marzipan (baking section of your grocery store)
Good quality dark chocolate (you can use milk chocolate but I do not think its as good)
Dried cherries (or prunes, especially if you soak them in brandy for example, or maybe some raisins… well you get the idea)
You can also dip some (or all) of your truffles in chopped nuts or cacao :)
So here is how:
Marzipan is often sold in logs (about 1.5 inches, 3-4 cm, in diameter), which makes it even easier, just cut into discs about 1/3 inch/1 cm thick and flatten out. Put your dried fruit of choice (I used 2 cherries per truffle) in the center, close it with your fingers and roll like you were tought in kindergarten until you have a little ball. Repeat until out of Marzipan :)
Melt your chocolate over a Bain Marie until glossy (I do not have a candy thermometer and am doing just fine); dip your marzipans in it with the help of a pair of trusty toothpicks and let dry on a piece of parchment or alternatively roll in a bowl of chopped nuts and then let dry. Store in an airtight container for a few weeks (as if they will last that long…….).