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Choco-Tato Truffles

 Choco-Tato Truffles
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
36 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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,

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Nutritional Facts: 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 11 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.