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Truffle Cherries

Chocolate is popular at our house, especially during the holidays, so these double chocolate gems never last long! —Anne Drouin, Dunnville, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    about 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 jar (8 ounces) maraschino cherries with stems, well drained
  • COATING:
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons shortening

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, bring the cream, butter and sugar to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in chocolate until melted. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until easy to handle.
  • Pat cherries with paper towels until very dry. Shape a teaspoonful of chocolate mixture around each cherry, forming a ball. Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until firm.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip cherries until coated; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper to set.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 57 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 11mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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