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Creme de Menthe Truffles Recipe

Creme de Menthe Truffles Recipe

I found this in a box of recipe clippings and decided to try them. I'm so glad I did! The minty flavor is perfect for Christmas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling YIELD:54 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup creme de menthe
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the butter, pecans and creme de menthe. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  • 2. With hands lightly dusted with confectioners' sugar, shape mixture into 1-in. balls. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Chill for 30 minutes or until firm.
  • 3. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip balls in chocolate mixture; let excess drip off. Return to waxed paper; chill until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 100 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 18 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.