Cherry-Chocolate Truffles

Combine the decadence of truffles with the sweet-tart appeal of chocolate-covered cherries for these treats.

  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 2 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 48

Ingredients

8
oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped
4
oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/4
cup half-and-half
1
cup butter, softened
1
cup finely chopped dried red tart cherries
1/4
cup cherry-flavored brandy or liqueur
2 1/2
oz. white chocolate baking bar, finely grated
Cocoa, if desired
48
small (1-inch) paper or foil candy cups
  • 1 In medium saucepan, combine semisweet chocolate, bittersweet chocolate and half-and-half. Cook over low heat until chocolate is melted, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 2 With wire whisk, beat butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, into chocolate until smooth and creamy. Beat in cherries and liqueur. Cover; refrigerate 1 1/2 hours, stirring twice, or until mixture is thick and can be molded.
  • 3 Spread grated baking bar on sheet of waxed paper. Drop teaspoonfuls of chocolate mixture over grated baking bar; roll each to coat and shape into rough ball. For variety, roll some of the chocolate mixture in cocoa. Place truffles in candy cups. Refrigerate until serving time.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Truffle
    Calories
    95
    (
    Calories from Fat
    65),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    7g
    7%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    30mg
    30%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    7g
    7%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    6g
    6%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    3%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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