Chocolate Truffles -- Morton Arboretum

Chocolate is a staple for Valentine's Day, but do you know where it comes from? The Morton Arboretum in suburban Lisle is inviting you to find out with fun and delicious workshops.
February 8, 2014 8:39:34 AM PST
Chocolate is a staple for Valentine's Day, but do you know where it comes from?

The Morton Arboretum in suburban Lisle is inviting you to find out with fun and delicious workshops.

Jenelle Hardtke, Special Events Manager, The Morton Arboretum, and Katherine Duncan, Owner & Confectionista of Katherine Anne Confections, joined us live during our ABC 7 Eyewitness News Saturday Morning to share truffle recipes with us.

Chocolate Truffle Making Party
Saturday, February 8
Hours: 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53
Lisle, IL 60532

Admission:
$35 members, $40 nonmembers
Register at www.mortonarb.org

Katherine's Recipe:
Salted Caramel Truffle
Ingredients:
8 oz semisweet chocolate
8 oz milk chocolate
6 ounces caramel
5 ounces cream
1/3 t. salt

Preparation:
Heat cream & caramel together until almost boiling.
Let sit for 5 minutes.
Stir caramel until fully emulsified.
Add chocolate & salt.
Warm for another 1-2 minutes, then stir gently for 10 seconds.
Let sit for 1 minute.
Stir again.
If the chocolate is not melted, microwave in 10 second increments until completed.
Chill completely.
Scoop, and roll in a mixture of sugar & salt, toffee & salt, or cocoa powder.


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