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Chocolate Truffles
A tray of exquisite-looking truffles is something to behold: The small, rich chocolate treats are more special than regular candies, since they're textured on the outside but gooey on the inside. Yet, creating them from scratch is simpler than you'd think, says Christina Rakitze, director of pastry operations at the New York sweet shop and bistro Sugar and Plumm. To embrace your inner Willy Wonka, all you need is a box of brownie mix, a jar of Nutella and a bottle of corn syrup. The fun is in the toppings—you can roll the truffles in crushed cereal, toasted nuts, sprinkles, coconut or anything else you can think of.

Get the recipe: Brownie Truffles