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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Sonia Minwer Barakat Requ

Delicious recipe,must try it.Thanks for sharing

Celine R.
Past Member 2 years ago

Thanks for sharing :)

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you :)

Miranda Parkinson


Winn Adams
Winn Adams2 years ago


Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola2 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Bill and Katie D.
Katie D.2 years ago

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

Natasha Salgado
Natasha Salgado2 years ago

WOW those look gooOoOOoOoood!!!! Thanks

Duane B.
.2 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton2 years ago

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