Dark Chocolate-Hazelnut Truffles

Dark Chocolate-Hazelnut Truffles

Hazelnuts add an irresistible crunch to creamy chocolate truffles.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

2:40

Hrs:Mins

Makes

3

dozen

4
oz bittersweet baking chocolate, chopped
4
oz semisweet baking chocolate, chopped
1/4
cup whipping cream
5
tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces
2
tablespoons hazelnut liqueur
4
oz (about 1 cup) hazelnuts (filberts)
  1. In 1-quart heavy saucepan, heat both chocolates and whipping cream over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in butter, a few pieces at a time. Stir in liqueur. Place plastic wrap over surface of chocolate. Refrigerate about 2 hours, stirring once, until firm enough to hold its shape.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. Place hazelnuts in ungreased shallow pan. Bake 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown. Rub with towel to remove skins. Cool 10 minutes. Place nuts in food processor. Cover; process with on-and-off pulses 20 to 30 seconds or until finely ground. Place on sheet of waxed paper.
  3. Scoop rounded teaspoonfuls of chocolate mixture onto nuts. Roll lightly to coat and shape into 1-inch balls (truffles do not need to be smooth; they should be a little rough). Place on plate; cover loosely. Store loosely covered in refrigerator. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes before serving.
Makes 3 dozen truffles
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kitchen Tips
A 1-inch cookie or ice cream scoop (#100 size) comes in handy for scooping the truffles.
For added "ahhh," place each truffle in a small paper candy cup.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Truffle)
  • Calories 80
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 5mg;
  • Sodium 15mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 4g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 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 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 0;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.