Chocolate Truffles Topiary

Did your mother ever say, “Look with your eyes, not your fingers”? It’s next to impossible with this chocolate lover’s centerpiece!

  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 1

Ingredients

1
round florists' foam topiary with dowel and base, 5 inches in diameter
Flowerpot to fit topiary base, about 6 inches in diameter
Rocks to weight flowerpot
Toothpicks
36
to 48 chocolate truffles with firm centers, about 1 1/4 inches in diameter
Plastic wrap or aluminum foil
2
to 3 cups fresh raspberries
1
yard 1-inch-wide white and gold ribbon
  • 1 Press topiary base securely in flowerpot (glue if necessary). Fill pot 2/3 full with rocks.
  • 2 Insert toothpicks into topiary ball; push truffles onto toothpicks.
  • 3 Line top of pot with plastic wrap; cover with raspberries. Tie ribbon into bow on dowel.

Expert Tips

Fresh raspberries out of season? Use fancy assorted nuts instead.

Place a Chocolate Truffles Topiary on bridal reception tables. Use ribbons that coordinate with the bridal colors.