Sunday, December 11, 2011

No Truffle At All!

Candy often shares the plate with other Christmas goodies. Why not make them yourself this year? Truffles are one of the best candidates, both for their ease of making, and the delicious results. They literally are no truffle at all!

This excellent  recipe comes by way of Lynn's Kitchen Adventures, a helpful blog for down-home food.


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (or 10 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped)
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans or chopped Andes Mints
In a medium saucepan, bring cream to a boil; remove from heat, and add chocolate. Let stand 3 minutes; whisk until smooth. Transfer chocolate mixture to a medium bowl, and refrigerate, uncovered, until thick and firm enough to spoon out in mounds, about 3 hours.
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper. Drop level tablespoons of chocolate mixture onto baking sheet. Refrigerate chocolate mounds until firm, about 1 hour.
Place pecans in a shallow bowl. Using hands, roll each chocolate mound into a ball; roll balls in pecans, pressing lightly to adhere, and place on baking sheet. Refrigerate truffles until set, 30 minutes to 1 hour. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

More great truffle recipes here.

COMING UP NEXT:   Peanut Brittle and Almond Toffee

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