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Choco-Tato Truffles Recipe

Choco-Tato Truffles Recipe

Who knew yesterday's mashed potatoes could become a decadent truffle dessert? Rich, dark chocolate with a slightly nutty texture and just a hint of Irish Cream make these luscious treats a must. —Kathy Keleher, Oak Creek, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup ground pecans
  • 1/3 cup mashed potatoes (with added milk)
  • 2 tablespoons Irish cream liqueur, Kahlua, or strong brewed coffee
  • Baking cocoa or additional ground pecans

Directions

  • 1. In a double boiler or metal bowl over simmering water, heat the chocolate chips, unsweetened chocolate and butter until melted, whisking frequently. Whisk a small amount of mixture into egg yolk. Return all to the heat, whisking constantly. Cook and stir until mixture is thickened and coats the back of a spoon.
  • 2. Remove from the heat; stir in the sugar, pecans, mashed potatoes and Irish cream. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle. Shape into 1-in. balls.
  • 3. Roll truffles in cocoa or additional pecans. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 truffle equals 65 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 11 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.