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Transylvanian Truffles

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.

 

All You JANUARY 2006

  • Yield: 50 truffles
  • Cost Per Serving:$.25

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.)

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 87
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 8g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 7mg
  • Sodium: 4mg
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