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Truffle Cherries Recipe

Truffle Cherries Recipe

Chocolate is popular at our house, especially during the holidays, so these double-chocolate gems never last long!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 jar (8 ounces) maraschino cherries with stems, well drained
  • COATING:
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons shortening

Directions

  • 1. In a small saucepan, bring the cream, butter and sugar to a boil; stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in chocolate until melted. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until easy to handle.
  • 2. Pat cherries with paper towels until very dry. Shape a teaspoonful of chocolate mixture around each cherry, forming a ball. Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until firm.
  • 3. In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip cherries until coated; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper to set. Yield: about 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 57 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 11 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.