Fancy Liqueur Chocolates
cup half-and-half or light cream
tablespoon light-colored corn syrup
tablespoons Amaretto or coffee liqueur
pound dipping chocolate or confectioners coating
- Butter the sides of a heavy 2-quart saucepan. In the saucepan combine sugar, water, cream, and light corn syrup. Cook over medium-high heat to boiling, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon to dissolve sugar. This should take 5 to 6 minutes. Avoid splashing mixture on sides of pan. Carefully clip candy thermometer to side of saucepan.
- Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the thermometer registers 240 degree F, soft-ball stage. The mixture should boil at a moderate, steady rate over the entire surface. Reaching soft-ball stage should take 15 to 20 minutes.
- Remove saucepan from heat. Cool, without stirring, to lukewarm (110 degree F). This should take about 45 minutes. Remove candy thermometer from saucepan. Add Amaretto or coffee liqueur; beat with the wooden spoon until candy becomes creamy and slightly stiff. This should take about 10 minutes.
- Shape candy into 1-inch balls; place balls on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Let the balls stand at room temperature about 20 minutes or until dry.
- Melt the dipping chocolate or confectioners coating. Carefully dip balls into melted chocolate. Let excess chocolate drip off balls. Place the dipped balls on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper until dry. Store tightly covered in a cool, dry place. Makes about 40 pieces.
From the Test Kitchen
Fancy Vanilla Chocolates:
Prepare Fancy Liqueur Chocolates as directed above, except substitute 2 teaspoons vanilla for the Amaretto or coffee liqueur.
Nutrition Facts(Fancy Liqueur Chocolates)
- Per serving:
- 107 kcal cal.,
- 4 g fat
- 3 mg chol.,
- 1 mg sodium,
- 17 g carb.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet