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Luscious Chocolate Truffles

luscious chocolate truffles Dessert
Luscious Chocolate Truffles
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 24
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Looking for a delicious holiday gift idea? These delectable morsels are for the chocoholics on your list! ...MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

3 cups (750 mL) semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
1/4 cup (50 mL) orange-flavoured liqueur or 1 tsp (5 mL) orange extract
1 tub (450 g) Betty Crocker* Creamy Deluxe Chocolate Frosting
1 tbsp (15 mL) shortening
Finely chopped nuts, if desired
Finely chopped dried apricots, if desired
1/2 cup (125 mL) white chocolate wafers or chips

Steps

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  • 1
    Melt 2 cups (500 mL) chocolate chips in medium saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Stir in orange liqueur and frosting; blend well. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours or until firm.
  • 2
    Form mixture into 1-inch (2.5 cm) balls. Freeze 30 minutes.
  • 3
    Heat shortening and remaining 1 cup (250 mL) chocolate chips over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth; remove from heat. Dip truffles one at a time, into chocolate. Return to baking sheet. Immediately sprinkle nuts and apricots over some of the truffles. Refrigerate 10 minutes or until coating is set.
  • 4
    Heat white chocolate wafers or chips over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted. Drizzle over some of the truffles. Refrigerate until set. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • Tip: White chocolate wafers are similar to white chocolate chips but they do not contain cocoa butter. They melt easier than white chocolate chips. White chocolate chips can be substituted for white chocolate wafers.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 24
Calories
160
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10
Saturated Fat
6
Trans Fat
0
Cholesterol
10
Sodium
151
Dietary Fiber
1
Sugars
12
Protein
1
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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