Cherry-Chocolate Truffles

Cherry-Chocolate Truffles

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

Prep Time

40

Minutes

Total Time

2:10

Hrs:Mins

Makes

4

dozen

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
  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.
Makes 4 dozen truffles
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Ingredient Info
Kirsch is an example of cherry-flavored brandy.
Ingredient Substitution
Use almond liqueur instead of cherry-flavored liqueur. Amaretto di Saronno, from Saronno, Italy is the original almond liqueur.
Kitchen Tip
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:

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