Candied cherries and cherry brandy are the key to this easy chocolate truffle recipe.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • Line a baking sheet with parchment or 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.

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  • 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.


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.

Nutrition Facts

85 calories; 5 g total fat; 3 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 2 g monounsaturated fat; 4 mg cholesterol; 3 mg sodium. 11 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 8 g sugar; 1 g protein;

Reviews (1)

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  • 5 star values: 6
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I liked this but added a few things to give it more of a cherry flavor. At first it just tasted like regular chocolate. I didn't use the alcohol and instead added some liquid from maraschino cherries. I also added dried cherries because I didn't feel like 2 TBSP chopped candied cherries was enough. After these additions it was definitely a cherry chocolate flavor instead of regular chocolate and it turned out great! : )