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Bittersweet Double Chocolate Truffles

 Bittersweet Double Chocolate Truffles
Milk chocolate chips enhance the bitter- sweet flavor of these decadent, melt-in-your-mouth treats. Tie up a few in pretty cellophane and ribbons for an easy, elegant last-minute holiday gift. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
18 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate baking chips
  • 3/4 cup whipped topping
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • Optional toppings: crushed peppermint candies, sprinkles and chopped nuts

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, melt bittersweet chips over low heat. Transfer
  • to a bowl; cool to lukewarm, about 7 minutes.
  • Beat in whipped topping and cinnamon. Place in the freezer for 15
  • minutes or until firm enough to form into balls. Shape mixture into
  • 1-in. balls.
  • In a microwave, melt milk chocolate chips and shortening; stir until
  • smooth. Dip truffles in chocolate and place on waxed paper-lined
  • baking sheets. Immediately sprinkle with toppings of your choice.
  • Refrigerate until firm. Store in an airtight container in the
  • refrigerator. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 truffle (calculated without optional toppings) equals 105 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 8 mg sodium,

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Bittersweet Double Chocolate Truffles (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.