Make these deliciously rich and eleganttruffles for an impressive gift or dessert.
Recipe: French Holiday Truffles
1/3 cup whipping cream
Heat whipping cream and chocolate in 2-quartsaucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until chocolatemelts (7 to 9 minutes). Remove from heat. Stir in butter untilmelted. Cover; refrigerate until firm (at least 2 hours).
Dust hands with cocoa or powdered sugar.Working quickly, shape 2 teaspoonfuls mixture into balls; rollin cocoa or powdered sugar. (Truffle mixture will be soft; repeatdusting hands to make shaping easier or use small ice cream scoopto form balls.) Refrigerate until firm (at least 45 minutes).
To coat truffles, use spoon or toothpickto dip truffles into melted candy coating; let excess drip off.Place dipped truffles on waxed paper until coating is hard. Drizzledipped truffles with melted candy coating, if desired. Storetruffles in tightly covered container in refrigerator.
8 ounces semisweet baking chocolate, chopped
1/3 cup butter, softened
Chocolate and/or vanilla candy coating, melted, if desired
Makes 2 dozen truffles.
Nutrition Facts (1 truffle): Calories:120, Fat: 10 g, Cholesterol: 15 mg, Sodium: 35 mg, Carbohydrates:10 g, Dietary Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 1 g.
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