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Sweet Cocktail Party

Posted at 11:42 AM, Jan 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-22 12:47:11-05

RICHMOND, Va – An indulgent night for a good cause! Join local chocolatiers, bakeries and specialty shops to benefit Family Lifeline at the 13th annual CHOCOHOLIC cocktail party. Amy Strite from Family Lifeline and Nick Zullo from Impact makers were in the studio to talk about the event.  One of the participating vendors,  Chocolatier Kelly Walker stopped by to showcase her dried fig creation.

Come on our and enjoy some sweetness Wednesday, February 7th from 7pm – 10pm at the VMFA. For morning information and to buy tickets go to http://www.familylifeline.org.

For more information on Chocolates by Kelly, visit her website http://www.chocolatesbykelly.com​.

Dried Fig Topped with Red Wine Butter Truffle

This confection is the picture of opulence. Here’s what you’ll need to make it:

10-12 Dried Figs, cut in half longways (like a boat)

5 oz Dark Chocolate

2 oz European Style Butter (softened)

2 oz of your favorite fruit juice… mine needs to be uncorked!

Melt your chocolate in a double boiler or very carefully in the microwave.

Chop the butter and add it to the hot chocolate, stir until there are no lumps.

Stir in the “fruit juice”. Your ganache should be super creamy and will start to thicken.

Once the mix is thick enough to hold its shape it is ready.

Spoon it onto your figs OR Portion it out into bite sized pieces and roll in cocoa or chocolate shavings to finish.

This recipe should make approx. 24 pcs.