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Cherry-Chocolate Truffles

Cherry-Chocolate Truffles
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 2 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 48

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

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

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • Kirsch is an example of cherry-flavored brandy.
  • Use almond liqueur instead of cherry-flavored liqueur. Amaretto di Saronno, from Saronno, Italy is the original almond liqueur.
  • Use a hand-held rotary grater--commonly used for hard cheeses and nuts--to grate the white baking bar for these truffles. Look for a rotary grater at cookware stores.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Truffle
Calories
95
Calories from Fat
65
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
30mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
7g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
6g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
3%
3%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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