Jackie Mills, R.D.
Recipe by Coastal Living December 2012

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Credit: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Linda Hirst

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
9 mins
stand:
5 mins
chill:
3 hrs 30 mins
total:
3 hrs 64 mins
Yield:
Makes about 3 dozen
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring cream to a boil over medium heat in a small saucepan. Remove from heat, and add chocolate. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir until mixture is smooth. Stir in liqueur. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate 2 hours or until mixture is chilled.

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  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°. Place almonds in a single layer in a shallow pan. Bake, stirring occasionally, 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant. Transfer to a plate; cool. Finely chop, and set aside.

  • Drop chilled chocolate mixture by rounded teaspoonfuls onto a wax paper-lined tray. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Remove from refrigerator and, working quickly, use your hands to shape chocolate into balls. Return to tray, and refrigerate 30 minutes.

  • Roll each ball in reserved almonds to coat. Place truffles on tray, and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or up to 3 days. Serve at room temperature.

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