Sweetheart Truffles

Unadorned, these truffles are rich and creamy; Add chopped nuts or a candy coating to make them even more special.

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Yields:
About 36 truffles
Prep:
25 mins
Freeze:
15 mins
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Sweetheart Truffles

Ingredients
12
ounces semisweet chocolate, cut up
1/4
cup whipping cream
1
tablespoon orange, raspberry, cherry, or coffee liqueur or whipping cream
36
hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, unblanched whole almonds, pecan halves, and/or walnut halves (optional)
8
ounces chocolate- or vanilla-flavored candy coating, cut up (optional)
2
ounces chocolate- or pink vanilla-flavored candy coating (optional)

Directions

  1. In heavy medium saucepan combine chocolate and the 1/4 cup whipping cream. Cook over low heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until chocolate melts, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Transfer to a mixing bowl. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until mixture is slightly cool to the touch. Stir in liqueur or the 1 tablespoon whipping cream. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 3 to 4 minutes or until stiff.
  2. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Shape chocolate mixture into 1-inch balls. If desired, press a whole or half nut into center of each ball; reroll until smooth. Place on prepared baking sheet. Freeze about 15 minutes or until firm.
  3. If desired, roll balls in chopped nuts, powdered sugar, and/or cocoa powder. Or, in heavy small saucepan heat and stir the 8 ounces candy coating over low heat until melted and smooth. Quickly coat truffles, one at a time, with coating; let excess coating drip off. Place truffles on prepared baking sheet. Let stand about 30 minutes or until set.
  4. If desired, in small heavy saucepan heat and stir the 2 ounces candy coating over low heat until melted and smooth. Cool slightly. Transfer to a small freezer bag; snip a tiny piece off one corner. Pipe coating onto truffles. Makes about 36 truffles.

Nutrition Facts

(Sweetheart Truffles)
    Per serving:
  • 54 kcal cal.,
  • 4 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 2 mg chol.,
  • 1 mg sodium,
  • 6 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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