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Christmas Chocolate Fruit and Nut Truffles

An irresistible indulgence or a luscious gift for a special occasion, these chocolate truffles will delight your family and friends.

1 min Main Ingredient: Nuts*Chocolate Cuisine: American

Cooking: 1 hour Start to finish: 1 day min



9 ounces bittersweet chocolate

2 tablespoons heavy cream

2 tablespoons cognac or rum

1 1/4 cups apricots, finely chopped

1/2 cup hazelnuts, finely chopped

2 tablespoons crystallized ginger, minced

2 tablespoons confectioners sugar, sifted

30 hazelnut halves

Nutrition Facts




Step 1Step 1:

Step 2Line a large baking sheet with baking parchment or aluminum foil.

Step 3Step 2:

Step 4In the top of a double boiler over low heat, stir 4 ounces of the chocolate until melted.

Step 5Step 3:

Step 6Remove from the heat and beat in the cream and cognac. Blend in the apricots, chopped hazelnuts, ginger, and confectioners sugar. Stir well to combine.

Step 7Step 4:

Step 8Chill the mixture, if necessary, until firm enough to handle. Form into 1-inch balls and set aside on a sheet of wax paper.

Step 9Step 5:

Step 10In the top of a double boiler over low heat, stir the remaining 5 ounces of chocolate until melted. Remove from the heat.

Step 11Step 6:

Step 12Using a fork, dip each truffle into the melted chocolate, allowing any excess to run off. Place the truffles on the prepared baking sheet. Top each with a hazelnut half and chill.

Step 13Step 7:

Step 14When the chocolate has set, the truffles can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

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