These easy no bake chocolate truffles are scented with just a touch of rosewater. It makes for the perfect Valentine’s Day treat. After all chocolate and roses are the pinnacle of love a decadence. So why not put them together as a sweet finish to a meal?
I’ll be honest with you, when I got a package from Nielsen-Massey with lemon extract, almond extract and rose water I immediately had a thousand ways to use the lemon and almond extract in mind. I love Nielsen-Massey products and actual bought a whole quart of their vanilla bean paste because I loved it that much!
The rose water, on the other hand I wasn’t quite sure what to do with. That is, of course, the precise reason why I just knew I had to create something with that!
When I think of roses, I think of Valentine’s Day and when I think of Valentine’s Day, I think of chocolate. So I figured why not make it all work together.
Some dark chocolate, a bit of cream and just a hint of rose water would be the perfect romantic ending to any meal. While Valentine’s Day has certainly come and gone, these truffles would be just the thing to round out a nice brunch as well.
The thing I love about using them as a brunch finale is that they aren’t too sweet, just sweet enough. They also aren’t too big, just big enough.
As you bite into the cute little package, you definitely feel that creamy decadence right away. Something about a truffle just does that to you.
And decadence and brunch are a bit of a match made in heaven. Then as you savor the chocolaty goodness you realize there is a bit of something unexpected there.
Of course you curiosity leads you to take that next bite and let the chocolate melt slowly on your tongue. That thing you can’t quite put your finger on is rose water. It’s just a bit floral and pairs perfectly with the chocolate.
I will warn you that a little bit of the rose water goes a long way and you want it to be a subtle addition to the chocolate that will leave them wanting more and not feeling like they “bit into an old lady at church” as my dad said when I might have possibly gone a smidge overboard on my first batch. Once I got the proportions in better control, this combination made for a really great treat. I hope you will give it a try!