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  1. Recipe: On or around the 1st of each month, I publish a new challenge recipe. Sign up for Sally’s Baking Challenge emails so you’re alerted as soon as a new challenge recipe is published!
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February 2019 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Homemade Chocolate Truffles

This month I’m showing you how to make from-scratch chocolate truffles, a recipe that many are nervous to try. Secret is… chocolate truffles couldn’t be easier. Ditch those boxed chocolates!


Everyone who participates in the February Sally’s Baking Challenge is automatically entered. See below for How to Join Sally’s Baking Challenge. My assistants and I keep track of your photos and randomly select 1 winner at the end of the month. This giveaway is open to the whole world. Visit the Sally’s Baking Challenge FAQ page if you have any questions about my baking challenges!

Homemade chocolate truffles on a Valentine's Day heart plate

Let’s Review the January Baking Challenge

January 2019 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Homemade Bagels

Can you believe it? January 2019 held the most participation in a baking challenge yet! And I was nervous that everyone would quit baking after the Christmas season. 😉 You tackled your fear of yeast and baked a bakery staple that MANY are nervous to try. Let’s give everyone a round of applause for their bagels. I hope you’re all so proud!

One of my favorite recipe reviews came from reader Susan:

“They were so much easier to bake than I thought they would be and they came out perfect and delicious the first try. I may never buy bagels again!”

We gathered as many bagels photo entries as we could and included them below. (Email is the best way to guarantee your photo will be included!)

Giveaway winner for January is Danielle and she has been notified. 🙂

homemade bagels winner image

Reader Questions and Reviews

  1. Hey Sally!! I’m so glad you’re doing truffles this February! I have always been afraid to try them although I’m not sure why exactly…..:D I have high hopes these will turn out awesome once I make them though 😉

  2. Holy Cow! I’ve never seen so many bagels! That’s awesome! We bring group participation to a whole new level! Can’t wait for truffles…….(drools everywhere) LOL

  3. I’m so excited about chocolate truffles- they are one of my favorites!!! Perfect just in time for Valentine’s Day! I was like oh my gosh the baking challenge is homemade chocolate truffles! I really want to participate in February baking challenge because in March I’m having a total hip replacement done at age 24! Prayers for that please! But I can’t wait to make these chocolate truffles!

  4. Yay ! chocolate truffles. perfect sweet for my Valentine. Loved the January challenge. I was proud to be a bagel baker! Family and friends super impressed. Thanks Sally.. I wonder if truffles will impress them as much

  5. I loved the bagel challenge! Definitely something that would have impressed any of my grandmother’s.
    Can’t wait to get started on truffles.

  6. Truffles– How perfectly sweet for Valentine’s Day!! I make your peppermint truffles at Christmas every year and they are ALWAYS a hit– can’t wait to make them for the hubs for V Day!!! I dropped the ball on bagels this month- January seems like it was SUCH a long month, but at the same time I can’t believe it got away from me already. Can’t say I am sorry to see it end- is it summer yet?

  7. I can’t wait to make these!!!! I love chocolate truffles, but have never made them, so I’m really excited! Also, I watched a couple episodes of Sprinkled for the first time, and I really liked it! You’re doing a great job!!!!

  8. Saw the recipe and I was dying to make them! Had all the ingredients on hand so I just finished making them #overachiever lol
    These were so simple to make! I did the trick using the 8×8 pan so it would set faster and also put them into the fridge after scooping them so they would “dry out”. So much easier to roll!
    They are so decadent! Cant wait to make them again for my boyfriend for Valentine’s Day!

  9. Such a great (and easy to follow!) recipe! I used semisweet chocolate and peppermint extract, and I dipped the truffles in melted white chocolate! The filling is melt-in-your-mouth creamy. I used your tip of refrigerating mounds of filling prior to rolling, which made shaping the truffles very easy. Thanks, Sally!

  10. I’m so glad I was able to join in on one of your challenges!! I’ve been wanting to, but was intimidated last month by the yeast (then told by my family that “yeast is easy!” and “that’s what thermometers are for!”) My brother has been asking me to try truffles for a while now, so this challenge definitely worked for me! The tip about using gloves is definitely a keeper… Although I need to buy some that are MY size and not a large men’s size. They kept the worst of the chocolate off my hands, but because they were too big some of the chocolate made its way onto my hands when they rolled up.

    Another keeper of a recipe, Sally!

  11. Chocolate truffles are my favorite candy/chocolate item, so I was excited to see an easy recipe for them. They were very easy to make and turned out so good. I used semi-sweet chocolate for the filling and dipped them in milk and white chocolate, followed by sprinkles for the coating. So happy with how they turned out!

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