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Chocolate Truffles

Indulge in decadent, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate.

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 15

6
ounces semisweet baking chocolate or white baking bars (white chocolate), chopped
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4
cup whipping (heavy) cream
1
tablespoon shortening
1
cup (6 ounces) semisweet or milk chocolate chips or white baking chips
Finely chopped nuts or candy decorations, if desired

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Cover cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Melt baking chocolate in heavy 2-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Stir in butter until melted; stir in whipping cream. Refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently, just until thick enough to hold a shape.
  • 2 Drop mixture by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Shape into balls. (If mixture is too sticky, refrigerate until firm enough to shape.) Freeze 30 minutes.
  • 3 Heat shortening and chocolate chips over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth; remove from heat. Dip truffles, one at a time, into chocolate. Place on aluminum foil-covered cookie sheet. Immediately sprinkle some of the truffles with finely chopped nuts or decorating candies.
  • 4 Refrigerate truffles about 10 minutes or until coating is set. Drizzle some of the truffles with mixture of 1/4 cup powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon milk. Refrigerate just until set. Serve at room temperature. Store in airtight container.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

The shortening helps set the chocolate coating so it doesn't melt as easily.

Place finished truffles in decorative foil baking cups. Visit a cake decorating supply store for the best selection of miniature baking cups.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
145
(
Calories from Fat
90 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10 g
10 %
(Saturated Fat
5 g,
5 %
),
Cholesterol
5 mg
5 %;
Sodium
20 mg
20 %;
Total Carbohydrate
14 g
14 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
1 g
1 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Fruit; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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