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Holiday Truffles

 Holiday Truffles
I like to lavish the chocolate lovers on my list with these sumptuous truffles. They always bring me rave reviews.
84 ServingsPrep: 45 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 3 packages (12 ounces each) semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 2-1/4 cups sweetened condensed milk, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Orange Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure 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

  • 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.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 45 minutes or until firm enough to shape
  • into 1-in. balls.
  • Place on three separate waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Chill for
  • 1-2 hours or until firm.
  • Dip orange-flavored truffles twice in white candy coating; allow
  • excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set.

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Holiday Truffles (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Dip peppermint-flavored truffles in dark chocolate coating; allow
  • excess to drip off. Sprinkle with peppermint candies.
  • 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.