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Chocolate Surprise Truffles

Details

Time
2 hours 35 minutes
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
36 truffles

The easy part is making this rich chocolate truffle recipe. The hard part is deciding what to put at the center. We recommend nuts, mint or candied cherries, but there are plenty of surprise fillings to choose from!

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
35 minutes
Chill Time
2 hours

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup

    unsalted butter (1 stick), softened

  • 2-1/2 cups

    powdered sugar

  • 1/2 cup
  • 1/4 cup

    whipping creme

  • 1-1/2 tsps

    vanilla extract

  • 36

    pecan halves, after-dinner mints, whole candied cherries, whole almonds or walnut halves

  • 1/2 cup

    powdered sugar, sweetened coconut flakes or chopped nuts

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

mixing bowl
mixing bowl
mixer
mixer
measuring cups
measuring cups
rubber scraper
rubber scraper
bowl
bowl
refrigerator
refrigerator
1

Beat butter in large bowl until creamy. Stir together powdered sugar and cocoa; add to butter mixture alternately with whipping cream and vanilla, blending well. Refrigerate until firm.

2

Shape small amount of mixture around desired center; roll into 36 equal balls (about 1-inch each). Drop into desired coating, turning until well covered. Refrigerate until firm.

TIP

Add colored sugar to powdered sugar coating for a bit of sparkle.

Variation: Add 1/2 teaspoon rum extract, decrease vanilla to 1 teaspoon.

Additional questions?