Praline Truffle Cups

Praline Truffle Cups

These miniature chocolate-pecan indulgences are the perfect ending to a romantic dinner.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

3:00

Hrs:Mins

Makes

24

candies

6
ounces vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark)
24
tiny paper candy cups
6
ounces semisweet baking chocolate, cut up
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, cut into pieces
1/3
cup whipping (heavy) cream
1/4
cup finely ground pecans
1
tablespoon praline liqueur or maple syrup
  1. Melt candy coating in heavy 2-quart saucepan over very low heat, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Spread 1 teaspoon coating evenly on bottoms and up sides of paper cups. Let stand about 1 hour or until hardened.
  2. Melt chocolate in heavy 2-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Stir in remaining ingredients. Refrigerate about 35 minutes, stirring frequently, until mixture is thick and mounds when dropped from a spoon.
  3. Spoon chocolate mixture into decorating bag with star tip. Pipe mixture into candy-coated cups. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until chocolate mixture is firm. Peel paper from cups before serving if desired.
Makes 24 candies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Variation
Cherry Truffle Cups: Omit pecans. Substitute 2 tablespoons cherry liqueur for the praline liqueur. Place candied cherry half in each cup before filling with chocolate mixture.

Crème de Menthe Truffle Cups: Substitute 1/4 cup finely ground almonds for the pecans and 2 tablespoons crème de menthe for the praline liqueur.

Raspberry Truffle Cups: Omit pecans. Substitute 2 tablespoons raspberry liqueur for the praline liqueur. Place fresh raspberry in each cup before filling with chocolate mixture.

Purchasing
You can find tiny paper candy cups in the baking section of most grocery stores. If your store doesn't carry them, check out a cake decorating supply store or mail-order company.
How-To
A food processor is the best tool for finely grinding pecans. Use quick pulses to avoid turning the pecans into an oily mess.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 105
    • (Calories from Fat 65 ),
  • Total Fat 7 g
    • (Saturated Fat 4 g,),
  • Cholesterol 5 mg;
  • Sodium 20 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 10 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
  • Protein 1 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.