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Cranberry Orange Truffles

 Cranberry Orange Truffles
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, NJ
40 ServingsPrep: 1 hour + chilling

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • 4 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • COATING:
  • 12 ounces white candy coating, chopped
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped almonds
  • 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

Directions

  • In a double boiler or metal bowl over simmering water, heat chocolate
  • and butter until melted, stirring frequently. Whisk a small amount
  • of mixture into egg yolks. Return all to the heat, whisking
  • constantly. Cook and stir until mixture reaches at least 160°
  • and coats the back of a metal spoon.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in the cranberries, orange juice
  • concentrate and extract. Cool to room temperature, stirring
  • occasionally. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle. Shape
  • into 1-in. balls.
  • In a microwave, melt candy coating. Dip truffles in coating; allow
  • excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets;

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Cranberry Orange Truffles (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • immediately sprinkle with almonds. Drizzle with bittersweet
  • chocolate and garnish with dried cranberries. Refrigerate for 2
  • hours or until firm. Store in an airtight container in the
  • refrigerator. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 truffle equals 136 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 11 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.