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Chocolate Chestnut Truffles

Yield 3 dozen
Chestnuts, chocolate and brandy make this indulgent candy a perfect treat for the holidays.


  • 5 ounces semisweet chocolate, broken into pieces*
  • 1 (10-ounce) can chestnuts, drained
  • 1/2 cup superfine sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons brandy
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cocoa

How to Make It

  1. Process chocolate in a food processor until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides. Add remaining ingredients, and process until smooth. Cover and chill 8 hours.

  2. Let mixture stand at room temperature 1 hour; shape into 1-inch balls, and roll in cocoa. Place in paper candy cups, if desired. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.

  3. *We used Ghirardelli chocolate.