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French Holiday Truffles recipe

Make these deliciously rich and eleganttruffles for an impressive gift or dessert.

Recipe: French Holiday Truffles

1/3 cup whipping cream
8 ounces semisweet baking chocolate, chopped
1/3 cup butter, softened
Unsweetened cocoa
Powdered sugar
Chocolate and/or vanilla candy coating, melted, if desired

  • 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.

    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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    If you dip them in melted chocolate to make a hard outside shell, you can compare them to the expensive store bought truffles. What in the World Can You Dip in Chocolate?


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