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Cocoa Mint Truffles

 Cocoa Mint Truffles
Wow! These easy chocolate truffles will be a hit at holiday parties. Moist with a rich minty flavor inside, the candies have a powdered cocoa outer layer. These are decadent, but oh-so-simple to do.
16 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + freezing

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 6 mint Andes candies
  • 3/4 cup whipped topping
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/8 teaspoon instant coffee granules

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, melt chocolate chips and candies over low heat.
  • Transfer to a small bowl and cool to lukewarm, about 7 minutes. Beat
  • in whipped topping. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes or until
  • firm enough to form into balls.
  • In a small bowl, combine cocoa and coffee granules. Shape chocolate
  • mixture into 1-in. balls; roll in cocoa mixture. Store in an
  • airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 16 truffles.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 58 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.