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Cherry-Chocolate Truffles

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

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  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 48

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

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Directions

  • 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.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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

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