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Gingerbread Truffles

I never received compliments on my baking until I brought my gingerbread truffles to a party. Every Christmas, family, friends and even co-workers ask me to make these. —Angela Randjelovic, Independence, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 50 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 14 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 package (10 ounces) dark chocolate chips
  • 5 teaspoons shortening
  • 3 tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger

Directions

  • Place white chocolate in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring whipping cream just to a boil. Pour over white chocolate; whisk until smooth. Stir in the cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Cover and refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours.
  • Shape mixture into 3/4-in. balls. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip truffles in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper. Sprinkle with crystallized ginger. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 truffle: 113 calories, 7g fat (5g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 12mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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