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Truffle Pistachio Hearts recipe

Truffle Pistachio Hearts.

Make a batch of these chocolate heartsthat are dressed to impress your Valentine.

Recipe: Truffle PistachioHearts

1 pound semi-sweet chocolate squares
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup natural California pistachios, chopped
Ground pistachios*
Cocoa*
Chocolate sprinkles*

  • Place chocolate squares, cream and butterin microwave-safe bowl or large measuring cup. Microwave on highpower for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring halfway through, or untilchocolate is melted. Beat with wire whip until smooth and fluffy.Mix in chopped pistachios.
  • Turn into 8 inch square or 6 x 10-inchpan (or dish) lined with sheet of foil. Chill until firm.
  • Lift chocolate from pan, holding ontofoil for easy handling. Cut out heart shapes with small heartcutter, or cut shapes with tip of knife, using a hand-drawn cardboardheart as a pattern. They may soften when being handled, but willfirm up again.

    Makes 10 to 18 hearts, depending on size.

    * For decoration, dip sides of hearts inextra ground pistachios, cocoa or chocolate sprinkles,then place on platter.

    Serving suggestion: Any extra trimmingsmay be rolled into little bite-size balls; roll in ground pistachios,cocoa or chocolate sprinkles and place in ruffled candycups.

    Recipe and photograph courtesy of the CaliforniaPistachio Commission.

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