Sweet Cherry Truffles

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  • Makes: 24 servings
  • Yields: about 24 truffles
  • Prep: 1 hr
  • Chill: 1 hr
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Sweet Cherry Truffles
12 ounce package semisweet chocolate pieces or one 11-1/2-ounce package milk chocolate pieces
cup whipping cream
teaspoons cherry brandy (optional)
tablespoons finely chopped candied cherries
Finely chopped walnuts, toasted
  1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside. In a heavy medium saucepan, combine chocolate pieces and whipping cream. Cook and stir constantly over low heat until chocolate melts. Remove saucepan from heat; cool slightly. If desired, stir in cherry brandy. Beat truffle mixture with an electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Stir in cherries. Chill about 1 hour or until firm.
  2. Shape chilled chocolate mixture into 3/4- to 1-inch balls. Roll balls in cocoa powder, finely chopped walnuts, and/or powdered sugar. Makes about 24 truffles.
From the Test Kitchen

Place truffles in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Let stand at room temperature about 30 minutes before serving.

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