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Dessert of the Month: Skinny Dark Chocolate Truffles

Created February 7, 2017
Slimmed-down but still decadent, these rich truffles are the perfect January treat. They conquer any chocolate craving while keeping you on track for a lighter start to the year.

Skinny Dark Chocolate Truffles

Stay true to your New Year’s resolution while satisfying your sweet tooth with these Skinny Dark Chocolate Truffles. Made with dark chocolate and Chocolate Cheerios™ cereal, this bite-size delight is a guilty pleasure you don’t have to feel guilty about. Each bite is packed with rich hazelnut flavor and a satisfying crunch. Plus, they’re so simple to make, you can add it into your weekly snack rotation—after all, the experts do recommend a daily dose of dark chocolate!

What you’ll need: 

  • Ingredients for Skinny Dark Chocolate Truffles 
  • 1-quart heavy saucepan 
  • Spoon 
  • Waxed paper
  • A teaspoon measure or #100 cookie scoop 
  • Plastic wrap


How to:

1.  In a 1-quart heavy saucepan, heat both chocolates over low heat, stirring constantly, until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the half-and-half and liqueur. Refrigerate the chocolate mixture in the pan for about 2 hours, stirring once, until the chocolate is thick enough to hold a shape.


2.  Place the crushed cereal on a sheet of waxed paper. Drop the chocolate mixture by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the cereal; roll lightly to coat (truffles do not need to be perfectly round). Use the same method with toasted pecans or flaked coconut, if using. Serve the coated truffles immediately or cover them loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate them until ready to serve. Let the truffles stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.