French Holiday Truffles
Source: LAND O LAKES
Make these deliciously rich and elegant truffles for an impressive gift or
1/3 cup whipping cream
8 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate, chopped
1/3 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened*
Chocolate and/or vanilla candy coating, melted, if desired
Heat whipping cream and chocolate in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over low heat,
stirring occasionally, until chocolate melts (7 to 9 minutes). Remove from heat.
Stir in butter until melted. Cover; refrigerate until firm (at least 2 hours).
Dust hands with cocoa or powdered sugar. Working quickly, shape 2 teaspoonfuls
mixture into balls; roll in cocoa or powdered sugar. (Truffle mixture will be
soft; repeat dusting hands to make shaping easier or use small ice cream scoop
to form balls.) Refrigerate until firm (at least 45 minutes).
To coat truffles, use spoon or toothpick to dip truffles into melted candy
coating; let excess drip off. Place dipped truffles on waxed paper until coating
is hard. Drizzle dipped truffles with melted candy coating, if desired. Store
truffles in tightly covered container in refrigerator.
Yield: 2 dozen truffles