Chocolate Truffles

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While you’re in a candy-making mood … SAM

1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels
8 tablespoons butter (1 stick)
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup amaretto liqueur
1/2 cup cocoa powder

In the top of a double boiler over simmering water, melt the chocolate. Remove from the heat and add the butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring until melted. With an electric mixer on high speed, beat the egg yolks until lemon colored. Gradually beat in 1/4 of the chocolate mixture. Add the egg mixture to the remaining chocolate mixture by hand, stirring constantly. Stir in the cream and amaretto. Pour the batter into the top of the double boiler and cook over simmering water for 1 minute or until thickened and smooth, stirring constantly. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Form into 1-inch balls and roll in cocoa powder. Store in the refrigerator.
Makes about 4 dozen truffles.

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5 Responses to Chocolate Truffles

  1. Suganya says:

    Your chocolate teaser knows no bounds 🙂

    Thank you. Chocolate is really fun to write about.

  2. lakshmi says:

    Sam us having way too much chocolate :D. I have been wanting to try truffles – is the amaretto liquer for adding flavour? I could susbtitute it with flavorings of my own?

    You’re right. Sam is ODing on chocolate. As for truffles, the amaretto is for flavor. You could substitute any other liqueur or extract. I’ve never done it, but I don’t know why you couldn’t add a little orange or lemon zest (very fine gratings of the outer rind). Thanks for commenting.

  3. mansi says:

    Amaretto sounds nice, but I’d probably go with hazelnut:)

    What a great idea! I love hazelnuts. Frangelico liqueur would be divine. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Vijay A says:

    I love chocolate…

    Me, too. By Sunday, we’ll have had two glorious weeks of chocolate on The ROL. Such fun! Thanks for commenting.

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