Luscious Chocolate Truffles

Experiment with different liqueurs when making delectable chocolate truffles.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 15

Ingredients

1
bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4
cup whipping cream
2
tablespoons liqueur (almond, cherry, coffee, hazelnut, Irish cream, orange, raspberry, etc.), if desired
1
tablespoon shortening
Finely chopped nuts, if desired
Finely chopped dried apricots, if desired
White chocolate baking bar, chopped, if desired
  • 1 Line cookie sheet with foil or parchment paper. In 2-quart saucepan, melt 1 cup of the chocolate chips over low heat, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Stir in butter. Stir in whipping cream and liqueur. Refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently, just until thick enough to hold a shape.
  • 2 Drop mixture by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Shape into balls. (If mixture is too sticky, refrigerate until firm enough to shape.) Freeze 30 minutes.
  • 3 In 1-quart saucepan, heat shortening and remaining 1 cup chocolate chips over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth; remove from heat. Dip truffles, one at a time, into chocolate. Return to cookie sheet. Immediately sprinkle nuts and apricots over some of the truffles. Reheat chocolate dipping mixture, if necessary. Refrigerate truffles about 10 minutes or until coating is set.
  • 4 In 1-quart saucepan, heat baking bar over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted. Drizzle over some of the truffles. Refrigerate just until set. Store in airtight container in refrigerator. Remove truffles from refrigerator about 30 minutes before serving; serve at room temperature.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Truffle
    Calories
    160
    (
    Calories from Fat
    90),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    10g
    10%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    15mg
    15%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    14g
    14%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    12g
    12%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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