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Sweetheart Truffles

Yield: About 36 truffles
Prep 25 mins Freeze 15 mins
Sweetheart Truffles
  • 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)
  •  Chopped nuts, powdered sugar, and/or unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)
  • 8  ounces  chocolate- or vanilla-flavored candy coating, cut up (optional)
  • 2  ounces  chocolate- or pink vanilla-flavored candy coating (optional)

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 parchment or 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)
  • cal. (kcal) 54,
  • Fat, total (g) 4,
  • chol. (mg) 2,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 6,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 1,
  • vit. A (RE) 10,
  • vit. C (mg) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 1,
  • calcium (mg) 0,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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