CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT TRUFFLES
These are delicious, and the recipe sounds is simple. It comes from Taste of Home. I think they would be teriffic for Valentines Day, coming up soon. The recipe calls for Milk Chocolate, but I think if you are a Dark Chocolate lover, you could also use a darker Chocolate as well. It is better for your health I don’t know too many people who don’t like chocolate, except for my husband & my Dad. Go Figure!
YOU WILL NEED:
3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
4 milk chocolate candy bars (1.55 ounces each)
6 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
24 whole hazelnuts
1 cup ground hazelnuts, toasted
In a large bowl, sift together confectioners’ sugar and cocoa; set aside. In a saucepan, melt candy bars and butter. Add the cream and reserved cocoa mixture. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until mixture is thickened and smooth. Pour into an 8-in. square dish. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Using a melon baller or spoon, shape candy into 1-in. balls; press a hazelnut into each. Reshape balls and roll in ground hazelnuts. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 2 dozen.