My blue ribbon cherry truffles were the delicious result of a kitchen experiment involving a bottle of kirsch I'd received as a gift and some dried cherries I had on hand. It is an annual favorite of my friends and family. —Gerry Cofta, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Meet the Cook: We like to do things BIG here in Texas, so don't expect a dainty little barely-a-bite truffle from the surprising recipe. Folks are delighted to discover a big fluffy marshmallow inside the chocolate and nut coating.
-Pat Ball, Abilene, Texas
COUNTING DOWN the minutes until the start of 1998 will be sweet indeed…
if you include this chocolate treat among your festive decorations! The hourglass confection is the work of our kitchen crew, who reveals that the
design tastes as good as it looks. That’s right—it’s completely edible!
And, though it appears time-consuming, the figure is easy to make.Mostly, it’s a matter of forming cones from chocolate using kitchen funnels, then assembling the pieces.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
These make a cute gift when wrapped individually in cellophane, tied with colorful ribbon and displayed in a Christmas mug. To set the chocolate quickly, chill dipped spoons in the freezer.
—Marcy Boswell, Menifee, California