18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
  • 18 Ratings

Flavored with almond liqueur, then dipped in chocolate, these candies look and taste like expensive purchased chocolates.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Fancy Vanilla Chocolates:

Prepare Fancy Liqueur Chocolates as directed above, except substitute 2 teaspoons vanilla for the Amaretto or coffee liqueur.

Nutrition Facts

107 calories, (0 g saturated fat, 3 mg cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrates, 0 g fiber, 0 g protein.


Reviews

18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2