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Classic Truffles

Yield: 25 to 30 truffles
Prep 1 hr Chill 1 hr 30 mins
Classic Truffles
Ingredients
  • 1 12  ounce package  semisweet chocolate pieces or one 11.5-ounce package milk chocolate pieces
  • 1/3  cup  whipping cream
  • 4  teaspoons  cherry brandy, hazelnut or orange liqueur, or milk
  • 3  tablespoons  finely chopped candied cherries or candied orange peel
  •  Unsweetened cocoa powder; finely chopped nuts, toasted; and/or powdered sugar
Directions

1. In a medium heavy saucepan combine chocolate pieces and whipping cream. Cook and stir constantly over low heat until chocolate melts. Remove saucepan from heat; cool slightly. Sir in cherry brandy. Beat truffle mixture with an electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Stir in cherries. Chill 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until firm.

2. Line a tray or baking sheet with waxed paper. Shape chilled chocolate mixture into 3/4- to 1-inch balls. Roll balls in cocoa powder, finely chopped nuts, and/or powdered sugar and place on prepared tray. Store in a single layer in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Let stand at room temperature about 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (Classic Truffles)
  • cal. (kcal) 85,
  • Fat, total (g) 5,
  • chol. (mg) 4,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 11,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 2,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 8,
  • pro. (g) 1,
  • vit. A (IU) 49,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 4,
  • sodium (mg) 3,
  • Potassium (mg) 67,
  • calcium (mg) 10,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Other Carb () 1,
  • Fat () 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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