Yesterday I made homemade truffles with my friend for friends on Valentine's day. We used this basic recipe:
2 cups chocolate chips (1 package) or chopped chocolate (bittersweet and semi-sweet Ghiradelli or Callebaut chips are my favorite; milk and white would work also)
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
Colored sugar (you can make your own with granulated sugar and food coloring)
Finely chopped nuts
Melt chocolate chips and cream over double boiler until shiny, making sure that the bottom of the bowl does not touch the boiling water. Remove as soon as almost melted and stir off heat to make sure that chocolate doesn't seize up. Place bowl in fridge until cooled and slightly hardened. Scoop tablespoon size balls and roll in your hands.
Roll in whatever topping you would like and allow to harden in fridge.
So easy, delicious and impressive!!