Wine and Chocolate Pairings Event at Mt. Nittany Winery

Posted by Emily Wiley on 02/09, 2012 at 02:01 PM

Wine and Chocolate Pairings Event at Mt. Nittany Winery

Cherry Cordials from Chocolate Madness.

You and your Valentine are invited to Mt. Nittany Winery in Centre Hall this weekend for a wine and chocolate pairings event. Treat yourself, your sweetheart, or a group of friends to Mt. Nittany’s wines paired with local sweets from Chocolate Madness.

Event hours are Saturday, Feb. 11th from 12-5pm and Sunday, Feb. 12th from 12:30-4pm. Cost is $4.50 per person, and reservations are required. Contact the winery at (814) 466-6373, 300 Houser Road in Centre Hall.

Continue reading for a chocolate truffles recipe from the winery.

Chocolate Madness carries a variety of artisan candies—from peanut butter delights to cherry cordials to chocolate covered twinkies. You can purchase a selection of sweets from their online Etsy shop.

If you prefer a homemade treat this Valentine’s Day, try this truffles recipe from the folks at Mt. Nittany Winery.

Chocolate Truffles

1/4 cup heavy cream
2 Tbsp Grand Marnier
6 oz German’s sweet chocolate, broken up
4 Tbsp sweet butter, softened
powdered unsweetened cocoa

Boil cream in a small heavy pan until reduced to 2 tablespoons. Remove from heat, stir in Grand Marnier and chocolate, and return to low heat; stir until chocolate melts.

Whisk in softened butter. When mixture is smooth, pour into a shallow bowl and refrigerate until firm, about 40 minutes.

Scoop chocolate up with a teaspoon and shape into 1-inch balls. Roll the truffle balls in the unsweetened cocoa.

Store truffles, covered, in the refrigerator. Let truffles stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.

Yield: 24 truffles

Variations: Substitute dark rum, Cognac, or another liqueur for the Grand Marnier. Also try, Kahlua, Framboise, Creme de Menthe, or Amaretto.

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