Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles
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Recipe for homemade Chocolate Truffles. Truffles are easy to make, and are a wonderful romantic gesture when given to someone you care about.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 1/3 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 cup heavy or whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Centers:
  • pecan, walnuts, whole almonds or after-dinner mints
  • Coatings:
  • coconut, crushed nuts, confectioners sugar

Directions

  1. Makes about 3 dozen truffles
  2. Cream butter in large mixer bowl. Combine 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar and the cocoa; add alternately with Cream and vanilla to butter. Blend well. Chill until firm. Shape small amount of mixture around desired center; roll into 1 inch balls. Drop into desired coating and turn until well covered. Chill until firm.