Recipes and Cooking Chocolate-Cashew Truffles 4.3 (3) Why spend top dollar at a gourmet shop when you can make chocolate truffles at home? You'll love the way the touch of maple syrup adds an extra flavor angle to the simple candy recipe. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on March 28, 2014 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 45 mins Freeze Time: 2 hrs Chill Time: 2 hrs Stand Time: 30 mins Total Time: 5 hrs 15 mins Servings: 20 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 8 ounce bittersweet chocolate, chopped ½ cup half-and-half, light cream, or whole milk 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup ¾ cup whole unsalted cashews or almonds ¼ teaspoon coarse salt Directions Place chocolate in a medium bowl; set aside. In a small saucepan bring half-and-half just to boiling; pour over chocolate. Stir until chocolate is melted. Stir in maple syrup. Cover; freeze about 2 hours or until firm. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F. Place cashews in a shallow baking pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown, stirring once. Set aside 40 whole cashews. In a food processor combine the remaining cashews and the salt. Cover and process with several on/off pulses until nuts are finely chopped. Transfer finely chopped nuts to a small bowl; set aside. Divide chocolate mixture into 40 portions. Place a whole cashew in the center of one of the portions; shape chocolate mixture into a ball around cashew. Roll ball in the chopped cashew mixture. Place on a baking sheet. Repeat to make 40 truffles total. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving. If desired, serve in small paper candy cups. Smart Swap Use almonds or pecans in place of the cashews. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 93 Calories 7g Fat 9g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 20 Calories 93 % Daily Value * Total Fat 7g 9% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 1mg 0% Sodium 62mg 3% Total Carbohydrate 9g 3% Total Sugars 5g Protein 2g Calcium 10.1mg 1% Iron 1.1mg 6% Potassium 103mg 2% Folate, total 4mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.