Holiday Amaretto Truffles

Courtesy of Sweet Paul Magazine

Holiday Amaretto truffles



Makes about 30


1 cup whipping cream

1 lb good quality dark chocolate (get the good stuff!)

1 tablespoon Amaretto

cocoa powder

peppermint candy, finely crushed

pistachios, finely chopped


Put cream in a saucepan and slowly bring to a boil. Place the chocolate and Amaretto in a bowl, and pour the cream over. Stir gently to dissolve the chocolate. Leave to cool. When the mixture is set, use a spoon to scrape teaspoon-size balls. Use your hands to roll them into balls—messy but fun. Roll the truffles in cocoa powder, peppermint, or pistachio. Store in a cool place. But who are we kidding, they will be gone before you can say the word storage. 

TIP:   You can easily make these without Amaretto, but I love the amazing taste of almonds with chocolate.


Photography by Alexandra Grablewski

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