Homemade truffles are a delicacy my family looks forward to every holiday. We love the combination of tart cranberries and rich chocolate—and the orange and almond put this recipe over the top. —TerryAnn Moore, Vineland, New Jersey
The luscious truffles combine peanut butter and chocolate deliciously. They're terrific shaped into balls for a holiday treat tray and they also make snappy footballs to top cupcakes for a tailgate party or any gathering to cheer on your favorite team. —Kim Barker, Richmond, Texas
These chocolaty candies have such an appealing look and sweet flavor, it's hard to believe they take only minutes to prepare. They're perfect to serve for everyday treats and special occasion desserts.
Meet the Cook: "Ooh" and "Mmmm" are common comments when folks taste these delectable bites. Toasted coconut in the coating makes the truffles especially tempting. I always include them in my Christmas packages and gift containers, and my husband thinks they are just fabulous. He is a full-time agronomist, plus we grain farm with my father. Our children are 6, 4 and 2.
-Beth Nagel, West Lafayette, Indiana
I've made and served this decadent dessert numerous times - to the delight of guests and family. It has a fudgy consistency and big chocolate taste. The tart raspberry sauce complements the flavor and looks lovely spooned over each slice.
-Patricia Vatta, Norwood, Ontario
The dark chocolate, mocha and cinnamon is a delectable combination. Smooth and rich, I could eat them all in one sitting...So, make a lot because they also make great gifts.
Newport Center, Vermont
My 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. They won a blue ribbon at the Wisconsin State Fair! —Gerry Cofta, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
My children and I often make these super-easy chocolate balls during the holiday season to dress up our cookie trays and gift baskets. For added color, the balls can be rolled in nonpareils, sprinkles or ground nuts.