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Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

 Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles
From Ayer, Massachusetts, Debra Pedrazzi notes, "I've given these delectable candies with a nutty surprise inside to teachers and friends."
24 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 4 milk chocolate candy bars (1.55 ounces each)
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 24 whole hazelnuts
  • 1 cup ground hazelnuts, toasted

Directions

  • In a large bowl, sift together confectioners' sugar and cocoa; set
  • aside.
  • In a small saucepan, melt candy bars and butter. Add cream and
  • reserved cocoa mixture. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until
  • mixture is thickened and smooth. Pour into an 8-in. square dish.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Using a melon baller or spoon, shape candy into 1-in. balls; press a
  • hazelnut into each. Reshape balls and roll in ground hazelnuts.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 2 dozen.