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Eggnog Truffle Cups

 Eggnog Truffle Cups
“If you like homemade eggnog, you'll love these elegant truffle cups,” Terrie Malsom, Vermillion, South Dakota, suggests a tasty way to say “cheers” to the holidays. To save time, use small premade chocolate cups.
36 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + freezing

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening
  • 6 tablespoons eggnog
  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) white baking chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1/4 to 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions

  • In a microwave, melt semisweet chips and shortening; stir until
  • smooth. Using a narrow pastry brush, brush the inside of 1-in. foil
  • candy liners with 1/2 teaspoon melted chocolate. Freeze for 45
  • minutes or until firm.
  • Using 1/4 teaspoon chocolate mixture for each cup, brush on another
  • layer of chocolate. Freeze until firm.
  • In a small saucepan, bring eggnog to a boil over low heat. Remove
  • from the heat; stir in white baking chips until melted. Stir in
  • extract. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until filling begins to set.
  • Spoon or pipe 1-1/2 teaspoons filling into each cup. Freeze until
  • firm. Carefully remove and discard foil cups. Cover and store in an
  • airtight container in the refrigerator. Just before serving,
  • sprinkle with nutmeg. Yield: 3 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 71 calories, 4 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 9 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.