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Chocolate Truffles

chocolate truffles Dessert
Chocolate Truffles
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 15

Indulge in decadent, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate. MORE+ LESS-

September 25, 2018

Ingredients

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

Steps

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  • 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

  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

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

More About This Recipe

  • You can skip the store-bought box of chocolates with this classic chocolate truffle recipe. All truffles are delicious, but did you know that the quality of the ingredients used to make truffles has an enormous impact on the quality of the truffle? So when making truffles, you’ll want to use premium ingredients, like semi-sweet baking chocolate. This guarantees that you have a truffle that’s worthy of all your extra effort in the kitchen! Wrap these truffles in tissue and give them as a gift or store in Tupperware and keep them for yourself. For more sweets to give or keep, check out Betty Crocker’s collection of dessert recipes.

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