Cinnamon Truffles

Try something surprisingly easy. With just a few ingredients you can have homemade truffles!

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 10 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1
bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
1/4
cup whipping cream
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
Powdered sugar, if desired
Unsweetened baking cocoa, if desired
  • 1 Line cookie sheet with foil or parchment paper. In heavy 2-quart saucepan, melt chocolate chips and butter over low heat, stirring constantly; remove from heat.
  • 2 Stir in whipping cream, vanilla and cinnamon. Refrigerate 30 to 60 minutes, stirring frequently, just until firm enough to roll into balls.
  • 3 Drop mixture by tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Shape into balls. (If mixture is too sticky, refrigerate until firm enough to shape.) Refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm.
  • 4 Sprinkle half of the truffles with powdered sugar and half with cocoa. Store in airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 week. Remove truffles from refrigerator about 30 minutes before serving; serve at room temperature.

Expert Tips

Like the photo? To serve truffles like this, punch small hole in bottom of silver paper candy cups. Insert an 8- to 12-inch lollipop stick through bottom of a cup and then into a truffle. Wrap thin ribbon around the stick. Place truffle "pops" in a simple silver cup or pitcher.

Make truffles up to one week before serving.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Truffle
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
5mg
5%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.