Work has been terribly busy of late, so I've barely had time to cook dinner, let alone get started on holiday baking. But today I return at least to the idea of holiday baking. Bee has graciously invited me to join her virtual candy exchange for Christmas, and I am only too happy to participate.
I've made truffles nearly every Christmas for several years now, and for most of those years I've gone from recipe to recipe without being really sold on any of them. The taste was insipid, the texture wasn't quite right, and so on. Then last year I found this recipe. Gingerbread is one of my favorite holiday treats, and although I might not have thought of pairing it with chocolate, these truffles are winners.
As is usually the case with truffles, these take quite a bit of waiting, so I find that it's best to make them on a weekend when you can putter about the house (or wrap gifts) while things chill.
If you have a favorite holiday candy recipe, please share it or drop a link in comments. Happy baking!