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These Hot Chocolate Truffles are the perfect addition to an adventure at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia.
A couple of weekends ago Roger & I went on a winter wonderland adventure!
We drove up north & stayed at the Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia where we explored the wilderness through skiing & snowboarding, drank copious amounts of hot chocolate, watched the snow fall upon the resort village, slid down the Coca-Cola Tube Park countless times, & made a mountain of memories throughout the whole weekend.
As we drove up the backroads to Showshoe Moutain Resort I could not stop staring out the window at all of the gorgeous snow!
Roger & I took a snowboarding course in college, so it had been about 8 years since we had seen this much snow.
The whole place was breathtaking!
I couldn’t even make it completely out of the parking lot before I asked Roger to take a photo of me with the picture perfect snow-laden trees at Snowshoe Mountain Resort.
Let’s just say that I walked pretty slow as we made our way through the resort to check-in at Allegheny Springs.
I wanted to take in all of the beauty!
Once checked in we made a plan for our weekend & headed out to the slopes.
We had arrived that morning so that we could spend the second half of our day getting back into the swing of falling in style.
Well, technically Roger only fell a few times (which is amazing since it has been a while since he snowboarded), but I am the queen of falling!
But it’s not the snow’s fault, I’m just naturally clumsy.
Plus, I decided I wanted to try something new, skiing!
To power up between the fun, I drank Core Power® Chocolate (14 oz) which is made with Fairlife® milk.
This one of a kind protein is fueled by Fairlife® & has 20% more ounces per bottle with 80% less sugar (vs. the previous formulation)!
Which is perfect for the 84% of consumers who are limiting sugar in their diets.
I love the thick chocolatey flavor & it pairs perfectly in my hot chocolate drink recipe below.
Core Power® can be purchased at your local Kroger or Kroger banner store.
I stopped by Kroger right before we left to pick up all of our last minute essentials along with some snacks for our road trip.
Saturday night was probably my favorite snow adventure as we went sledding down the Coca-Cola Tube Park at night with the snow falling all around us.
To be honest, I was a bit nervous at first because speed is not really my thing, but oh my goodness… Seriously so much fun!
We kept saying, “just one more time” every time we reached the bottom of the hill.
Roger kept trying to figure out which course was the fastest, but somehow one of the other tubers (usually a kid) always beat him to the bottom.
I highly recommend that you reserve a two-hour slot in your weekend (which you can reserve at the Depot) for this fun family experience.
Before we headed up to Snowshoe Mountain Resort for the weekend I made a batch of Hot Chocolate Truffles so that I could take some up with us on our trip to be enjoyed in the snowy wonderland.
These Hot Chocolate Truffles can be topped with any of your favorite hot chocolate additions, like crushed peppermint, tiny marshmallows, or even cocoa powder!
Then you just add it to a hot cup of Core Power® which still has 26 grams of protein per bottle!
We drove past lots of Kroger’s & Kroger banner stores on our way up to Snowshoe Mountain Resort so if you need to pick up a few more Core Power® on your way to Snowshoe Mountain Resort, there are lots of places to stop along your drive.
And if haven’t already started planning your winter vacation, you should start planning a visit to Snowshoe Mountain Resort this winter with your friends & family.
On our hotel floor, we saw that several families had come to enjoy the snow together. They kept their doors open so that the kids could have fun together & wander between the rooms.
I’m hoping next year we will be able to drive up to the snow with all of our family too!
This December marks 45 years since Snowshoe Mountain Resort was founded by Doc Brigham!
To celebrate that grand day 45 years ago, Snowshoe Mountain is giving you 45% off of your fourth-night stay – all season long!
So now is a great time to book because Snowshoe’s 45th Anniversary Sale is good now through 3/20/19.
For this sale, when you book a 4-night stay you will receive 45% off your 4th night, click here to learn more.***
I’m already dreaming of returning to the snow & I hope these photos get you excited for your next trip to Snowshoe Mountain Resort!
And even though we don’t have any snow here at home in SouthEast TN, you can be sure I’ll be drinking more hot chocolate this season with Core Power® & these Hot Chocolate Truffles!
Hot Chocolate Truffles
These Hot Chocolate Truffles are the perfect addition to an adventure at Snowshoe Mount Resort in West Virginia.
Hot Chocolate Truffles
- 2 & 1/2 Cups Melting Chocolate
- 1 Cup Heavy Cream
- 1 Tablespoon Sugar
- 1 & 1/2 Teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1/8 Teaspoon Salt
- Cocoa Powder
- Crushed Peppermint Sticks
- Dark Chocolate, melted
- Tiny Marshmallows
- Place all of the ingredients in a medium pot & melt on medium-low heat, stirring frequently.
- Once all of the ingredients are combined pour the ganache into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, & place in your freezer to chill for 1-2 hours.
- Once chilled, create truffle balls with an ice-cream scoop, about 2 tablespoons each, & place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Pop the truffles in your freezer for 1 hour, or until thoroughly chilled.
- You can then leave them as is or roll them with a variety of toppings like cocoa powder, crushed peppermint sticks, melted dark chocolate, or tiny marshmallows!
- Store in a sealed container in your fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- Drop 1-2 Hot Chocolate Truffle in a mug of hot Core Power® Chocolate (14 ounces) for a delicious hot chocolate experience!
If you want to see more of our snowy adventure click here to see a short video I made of our whole trip.
Also, if you make these Hot Chocolate Truffles be sure to share a picture & tag @DomesticallyBlissful on Instagram so that we can all see your yummy drink!
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With love, Giusti
***This offer is valid for stays between 11/12/18 and 3/20/19 and is based on consecutive night stays at any Snowshoe managed vacation rental property during non-holiday dates. Offer is not valid for December 26, 2018- January 1, 2019; MLK Weekend: January 18-20, 2019; President’s Day Weekend: February 15-17, 2019. Be sure to mention 4th night at 45% off when you book in order to receive your discount. This offer is based on availability and cannot be combined with other offers, some restrictions apply. Offer is not redeemable for cash and is limited to one use per customer. Deposit and cancellation policies apply.