Dark Chocolate Rose Water Truffles

by Beth @ Tasty Yummies

Dark Chocolate Rose Water Truffles

Dark Chocolate Rose Water Truffles

I have to be totally honest with you, after I passed the age of giving out Valentines at school (which I always adored), I have always found the fact that Valentine’s Day has become a day generally so focused on giving gifts, to just be a tad bit silly. I grew up with my mom saying to us kids every single year without fail, something along the lines of: “I don’t need one special day or any fancy gifts to show my love to you or your dad, I love you each and every single day of the year”. I have to say, I couldn’t agree more with my mother. I have always felt like the holiday was less about love and more about the greeting card industry, the jewelry stores and florists make out like bandits, and besides Easter, I have to imagine this is the biggest day of the year for chocolatiers. I also have to be real here for a sec, I kinda resent that this day has been somewhat stolen by those in monogamist romantic relationships! If it’s a day about love, then shouldn’t we celebrate ALL love? That of the romantic variety but also plutonic friends, parental, puppy-love (like I’m talking your actual pooch), your favorite co-worker, anyone and everyone that you have love for?

Dark Chocolate Rose Water Truffles

Don’t get it twisted, I don’t at all frown upon a day focused on love, how could I? What kind of V-day scrooge that would make me? It’s far from this. Nothing in this world makes me happier than love and I can only wish and hope that every day, every person has the pleasure of experiencing some love on some level, even if just that sweet look of adoration from their pooch on their morning walk. Love should be celebrated each and every day, so a day that puts it at the forefront, this certainly brings a smile to my face. But I say, collectively, we take that energy so many focus into this one single day and we extend it out throughout the year. Do sweet things for one other, share sweet thoughts with the people you love most, tell them you love them, surprise someone with homemade chocolates – these acts of love are are even better on a random Tuesday, not just on February 14th, one time a year.

Dark Chocolate Rose Water Truffles

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, if you want to give gifts, I am, just as any other holiday, very much in favor of those of the homemade variety. I also love the idea of thoughtful actions in lieu of presents and sweet unexpected somethings like breakfast in bed or a homemade meal, traditions, special outings, picnics etc. The gifts that come from the heart, they will, like cupid’s arrow, cut through with such vigor!

Dark Chocolate Rose Water Truffles

This love of homemade gifts, it’s actually pretty perfect for a holiday like Valentine’s Day. I have never been the type to long for jewels or flowers, but you also have to know that my love for chocolate, this passion, it knows no holidays. These truffles are my way of honoring this day focused on love. I think of these as a far more thoughtful and personal way to give chocolate and flowers to that special someone you adore. Your partner, a parent, sibling, friend, coworker, yoga teacher – whomever brings you joy and whom you want to bring it right back to! Show your love with these Dark Chocolate Rose Water Truffles and I can promise your love and adoration will be felt in the deepest places of their soul (and their tummy)!

Dark Chocolate Rose Water Truffles

Creamy, rich dark chocolate truffles, infused with your passion, thoughtfulness and of course, a hint of rose water – this is one of the sweetest ways to celebrate a day focused on love, or any ‘ol day, for that matter!

Dark Chocolate Rose Water Truffles

Dark Chocolate Rose Water Truffles

Dark Chocolate Rose Water Truffles

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1 Lily | Kale & Caramel February 9, 2016 at 11:59 pm

These make me want to celebrate love every which way. The dreamiest!

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2 Laura Hickman February 10, 2016 at 9:44 am

You’ve presented these truffles beautifully on the page and I’m happy to say I think I have all the ingredients in my kitchen. I can’t wait to share them with my DH!

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3 Lynn @ The Actor's Diet February 10, 2016 at 5:57 pm

Not really into Valentine’s Day, but I wouldn’t hate Abe if he gave me these.

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4 Beth @ Tasty Yummies February 11, 2016 at 3:03 pm

same here! On all of it. But I made these for myself, so I am set 😉

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5 Sheeva February 11, 2016 at 1:51 pm

YUM! I never come across recipes using rosewater- and I’m not sure why! In Iranian dessert dishes rosewater is a staple. I hated it as a kid, but love the flavors now. Can’t wait to try this

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6 Katie Stanley February 12, 2016 at 6:07 pm

Hi – just wondering if I should shake the can to mix the full fat Coconut Milk first, or only use the cream on top? Looking forward to making these for Valentine’s Day!

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7 Beth @ Tasty Yummies February 17, 2016 at 10:46 am

I’m sorry I missed this comment. Yes mix it all up! If you just used the cream though, that would work as well, just might be a bit thicker and richer, but both will work.

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