Chocolate Tortoni

This Italian chocolate dessert is very easy to prepare and can be made ahead.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 2 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 12
 

Ingredients

12
whole maraschino cherries
2
tablespoons brandy, if desired
1
quart (4 cups) chocolate ice cream, softened
1/2
cup coarsely chopped almonds
6
soft macaroon cookies, coarsely crumbled
1/2
cup chopped maraschino cherries, drained
1
teaspoon brandy extract
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
2
(1.55-oz.) milk chocolate candy bars, coarsely chopped

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  • 1 In small bowl, marinate whole cherries in 2 tablespoons brandy. Set aside. Line 12 muffin cups with paper or foil baking cups. In large bowl, combine remaining ingredients; mix lightly to blend. Immediately spoon into prepared muffin cups, mounding lightly. Top each with marinated cherry. Wrap tightly; freeze. If desired, remove baking cups from desserts. Let stand at room temperature 10 minutes before serving.
  • 1 In small bowl, marinate whole cherries in 2 tablespoons brandy. Set aside. Line 12 muffin cups with paper or foil baking cups. In large bowl, combine remaining ingredients; mix lightly to blend. Immediately spoon into prepared muffin cups, mounding lightly. Top each with marinated cherry. Wrap tightly; freeze. If desired, remove baking cups from desserts. Let stand at room temperature 10 minutes before serving.

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