Chocolate Truffles

One of the most welcomed of homemade holiday gifts is a box of homemade chocolate truffles. Making the chocolates out of a whole food sugar adds a new dimensionónutrients!óand will introduce this contemporary holiday choice to your friends and family. Place a postcard with this recipe for the truffles in the package as an extra gift.

To assuage some guilt about these decadent confections, let me give you the link
for Care2′s Directory of Natural Sweeteners.

Chocolate Truffles

Ingredients
9 oz. semisweet chocolate (Belgian is recommended)
1 c. heavy cream
1/4. c. unsalted butter
3 tablespoons Sucanat or organic sugar
3 tablespoons Grand Marnier or Caraco liquor
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/8 cup instant coffee (optional)

Melt the chocolate and half the butter in a pan over warm water (or in a double boiler). Add the cream, the rest of the butter and Sucanat, stirring vigorously between each additional item. Do not overheat. Stir in the liquor. Remove from heat, place in a bowl, and cool. Place the bowl in the refrigerator overnight. Once set, shape into balls and roll in cocoa, ground almonds, roasted ground hazelnuts, praline, or other coating as desired. Package as desired.
Makes about 30 truffles.

To give you another of our favorite winter holiday baking traditions, make Our Candied or Crystalized Citrus Rinds!

41 comments

William C
William C1 months ago

Thanks.

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W. C
W. C7 months ago

Thank you for the article.

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Sonia Minwer Barakat Requ
Sonia M3 years ago

Delicious recipe,must try it.Thanks for sharing

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Celine R.
Past Member 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing :)

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Elena T.
Elena P4 years ago

Thank you :)

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Miranda Parkinson

nice!

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Winn Adams
Winn A4 years ago

Thanks

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Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola4 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

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Bill and Katie D.

These would make a good Gift! Wrap them real pretty!
Even though it is made with butter and liquor it is healthier!
Does sound good!
Thank You

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Natasha Salgado
Past Member 4 years ago

WOW those look gooOoOOoOoood!!!! Thanks

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