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Cherry-Chocolate Truffles

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Cherry-Chocolate Truffles
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 2 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 48
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Combine the decadence of truffles with the sweet-tart appeal of chocolate-covered cherries for these treats.
Updated Oct 27, 2009

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

  • 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.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Kirsch is an example of cherry-flavored brandy.
  • tip 2
    Use almond liqueur instead of cherry-flavored liqueur. Amaretto di Saronno, from Saronno, Italy is the original almond liqueur.
  • tip 3
    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

95 Calories, 7g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 7g Total Carbohydrate, 6g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Truffle
Calories
95
Calories from Fat
65
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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