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Holiday Truffles Recipe

Holiday Truffles Recipe

I like to lavish the chocolate lovers on my list with these sumptuous truffles. They always bring me rave reviews.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling YIELD:84 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 packages (12 ounces each) semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 2-1/4 cups sweetened condensed milk, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-1/2 pounds white candy coating, melted
  • 3/4 pound dark chocolate candy coating, melted
  • 1/3 cup crushed peppermint candies
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1/3 cup flaked coconut
  • Paste food coloring, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt one package of chips; stir until smooth. Add 3/4 cup milk and mix well. Stir in orange extract. Repeat twice, adding peppermint extract to one portion and almond extract to the other.
  • 2. Cover and refrigerate for 45 minutes or until firm enough to shape into 1-in. balls.
  • 3. Place on three separate waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Chill for 1-2 hours or until firm.
  • 4. Dip orange-flavored truffles twice in white candy coating; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set.
  • 5. Dip peppermint-flavored truffles in dark chocolate coating; allow excess to drip off. Sprinkle with peppermint candies.
  • 6. Dip almond-flavored truffles in dark chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Sprinkle with almonds or coconut. Tint white coating with food coloring; drizzle over white truffles if desired. Yield: about 7 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 117 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 12 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.