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Chocolate Truffles

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 dimension—nutrients!—and 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

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!

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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10:25AM PST on Dec 15, 2013

Delicious recipe,must try it.Thanks for sharing

5:43AM PDT on May 1, 2013

Thanks for sharing :)

5:19PM PDT on Apr 24, 2013

Thank you :)

9:30AM PDT on Apr 24, 2013


8:08AM PDT on Apr 24, 2013


1:16AM PDT on Apr 24, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

7:52PM PDT on Apr 23, 2013

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

10:55AM PST on Feb 16, 2013

WOW those look gooOoOOoOoood!!!! Thanks

11:34AM PST on Feb 4, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

9:49AM PST on Dec 7, 2012

Thanks for the recipe - I can think of a few people who will love these!

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