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This Valentine’s Day, many of us may not be making reservations at our go-to romantic hot spot or even heading out to our favorite bar for a quick cocktail. Instead, many of us will spend the holiday at home, making savory, decadent meals-for-two. And for dessert? We’re turning to Martha Stewart’s quick, easy, five-ingredient truffle dish. Because come on, what’s a Valentine’s Day without truffles?


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Truffles might seem like a daunting task, but with Stewart’s recipe — and genius baking hack — it simply isn’t.

“For these five-ingredient truffles, it takes only a few minutes to whip up a batch of rich ganache from heavy cream and semisweet chocolate,” Stewart explains on her site. “After pouring the mixture into a pan and chilling, you can choose to take the easy route and simply cut them into bite-size squares, or roll up your sleeves and form them into beautiful bonbons.”

For Stewart’s Easy Chocolate Truffles recipe, you’ll need just five ingredients: heavy cream, kosher salt, semisweet chocolate (we recommend an Ina Garten favorite, Valrhona, currently almost 50 percent off on Amazon), pure vanilla extract, and unsweetened cocoa powder.

As far as tools are concerned, you’ll also need an 8-inch square baking pan (we recommend the Wilton non-stick pan at Amazon), among other items, like parchment paper and a saucepan.

After simmering the heavy cream and salt mixture, and after mixing said mixture in a bowl with the chocolate, you’ll pour the creamy chocolate into a baking pan and refrigerate it for at least two hours. Once firm, you’ll then cut into small squares and toss in cocoa powder. That’s it! Seriously, it’s so quick (less than 30 minutes) and so easy.

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