Chocolate Truffles

Use your food processor to mix these decadent chocolate candies. They're made with three kinds of chocolate--semisweet, bittersweet, and unsweetened--and dusted with cocoa powder.

Chocolate Truffles
Servings: 36 Yield: 3 dozen truffles Prep 10 mins Cook 5 mins Chill 1 hr 45 mins

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons almond-flavored liqueur (such as Amaretto) or your favorite flavor
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2/3 cup confectioners sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

Make It

1. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick foil, leaving a small overhang on two sides. Line a large baking sheet with waxed paper. Heat cream and liqueur in a small saucepan just to simmer.

2. Process chocolates and confectioners sugar in food processor 1 to 2 minutes, until finely chopped. With machine running, add cream-liqueur mixture in steady stream. Process until smooth. Scrape into foil-lined pan. Refrigerate just until thick enough to hold shape, 1 to 1-1/2 hours.

3. Lift chocolate from pan using foil. Cut chocolate into 36 pieces. With hands, quickly shape into balls. Place on waxed-paper-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate 15 minutes. Reroll truffles to smooth out surface, if needed.

4. Sift cocoa into small bowl. Add truffles, three at a time; tossing to coat. Refrigerate in airtight containers up to 1 month, placing each in a small paper or foil candy cup, if desired. Note: Look for paper candy cups at confectioneryhouse.com.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 36; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 77, Fat, total (g): 5, chol. (mg): 6, sat. fat (g): 3, carb. (g): 9, fiber (g): , pro. (g): 1, sodium (mg): 3, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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