Chocolate Almond Truffles Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In25 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings20
MethodDish
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group,

Ingredients

 Heavy cream1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Raspberry flavored liqueur/Orange-flavored liqueur1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Semi-sweet chocolate square6 Ounce (6 Squares, 1 Ounce Each)
 Unsweetened chocolate square2 Ounce (2 Squares, 1 Ounce Each)
 Butter3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), cut into small pieces (1 1/2 Sticks)
For coating
 Unsweetened cocoa powder1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 10x confectioners sugar1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 182 Calories from Fat 121

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g21.4%

Saturated Fat 8.6 g43.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 26.4 mg

Sodium 6.1 mg0.3%

Total Carbohydrates 18 g5.9%

Dietary Fiber 3 g11.9%

Sugars 12.7 g

Protein 2 g4.2%

Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 0.06%

Calcium 1.9% Iron 8.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

1. Combine the cream, sugar and liqueur in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan. Bring to boiling; boil for 1 minute, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove the saucepan from the heat. Add both chocolates; stir until the chocolates are completely melted and smooth. Let the chocolate mixture stand for 10 minutes or until just warm to the touch. Add the butter and stir until melted. Pour the truffle mixture into a non-aluminum shallow baking dish, about 9x9x2 inches. Cover the dish and refrigerate until the truffle mixture is completely chilled.
2. Scoop out truffle balls about 1 inch in diameter with a melon bailer. Roll the truffles quickly between your palms to form smooth balls. The heat of your hands will melt the truffles, so work quickly. If the mixture melts too much, chill for 5 minutes in the refrigerator.
3. To coat the truffles: Sift together the cocoa powder and 10 X sugar onto a piece of wax paper. Place the ground almonds, if using, on a second sheet of wax paper. Roll the truffles in the cocoa mixture, or the almonds, to coat. Place the truffles in individual candy wrappers. The truffles can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
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