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Bittersweet Chocolate Coated Truffles

 
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Bittersweet Chocolate Coated Truffles recipe

Yield

12

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

20

min

Ready

3

hrs

Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Very low in sodium, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

Basic truffle ingredients
4 ounces chocolate, bittersweet
2 tablespoons butter
cut up
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
1 ½ tablespoons liqueur
(to 2 tb)
Chocolate coating for truffles
4 ounces chocolate, bittersweet
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
peanut, almond, or walnut

Directions

For Truffles:

In double boiler, melt broken chocolate, stirring constantly. (Or microwave 2½ to 3 minutes on medium)

Remove chocolate from heat; blend in butter.

Stir in cream, then liqueur.

Combine with chopped nuts or candied fruit if desired.

Chill 10 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently until thick enough to hold a shape.

Drop by heaping teaspoon or #70 scoop onto foil lined baking pan.

Shape round, if desired. Cover and freeze 20 to 30 minutes to set truffles firm for dipping with chocolate.

For a variety of truffles, repeat the recipes using liqueurs such as Grand Marnier, Amaretto, Kahlua, Creme de Menthe.

For Coating:

Melt chocolate as directed in basic truffle recipe.

Remove from heat and stir in oil.

Cool chocolate to 85 to 90 degrees F for dipping.

Dip cold, firm truffle into melted chocolate, holding with a fork and spooning with several coats of chocolate.

Place each onto foil lined baking pan.

Decorate top with nuts, candied fruit, etc.

Chill at least 2 hours to set chocolate.

Roll in ground chocolate, if desired.

Place into tight container and store in cool, dry place to age for several days.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 22g (0.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 10769% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 19mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 2%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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