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Easiest Chocolate Truffles

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces semisweet chocolate,
  • coarsely chopped
  • 11⁄2 cups whipping cream
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 2⁄3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1⁄4 cup brandy or flavored liqueur
  • 16 ounces dipping chocolate
     

Preparation

With the knife blade in a food processor bowl, add the chocolate and process until finely ground. Scald cream in a heavy saucepan or microwave until the milk skims. With the processor turning, pour the hot cream through the food chute in a slow, steady stream. Mix well. Add the butter, sugar and liqueur to the chocolate. Process until blended. Pour into a large mixing bowl, cover and chill until firm. Shape the chilled mixture into small balls, cover and chill. Melt the dipping chocolate in a crockery bowl in the microwave for approximately 1 minute, stirring frequently. Dip the balls in melted chocolate. Cool and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to four weeks. Makes about 10-dozen truffles.