Transylvanian Truffles

Transylvanian Truffles Recipe
At just a quarter a pop, these decadent and rich chocolate truffles will be the hit of your Halloween gathering. Decorate with mini Halloween candies or roll in toasted nuts, cocoa powder, or powdered sugar.

 

Yield:

50 truffles

Nutritional Information

Calories 87
Fat 6 g
Satfat 3 g
Protein 1 g
Carbohydrate 8 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Sodium 4 mg

Ingredients

1 pound bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, for coating truffles, optional
3 dozen miniature Halloween sugar decorations or toasted hazelnuts, optional

Preparation

Place chocolate in a large heatproof bowl. In a small, heavy saucepan, bring cream to a boil and pour over chocolate, whisking until melted and smooth. Cool slightly. Whisk in chocolate-hazelnut spread until combined. Let cool completely, then refrigerate until firm, at least 3 hours or overnight.

Using a teaspoon, scoop out a 1- to 1 1/2 -inch nugget. Use your hands to quickly roll it into a ball; transfer to a rimmed baking sheet. Continue with remaining mixture. (If balls become too soft, refrigerate for a few minutes.) If using, roll truffles in cocoa to coat. Gently press a sugar decoration or toasted hazelnut into top of each truffle, if desired. Cover and refrigerate until firm. (Refrigerate unadorned truffles in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Bring to room temperature before decorating with candy or nuts. Refrigerate truffles again before serving.)

Note:

January 2006
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