Amaretto Truffle Bars

Chocolate lovers get ready; this rich bar is sure to please!

Yield

64 bars

Chocolate Layer Ingredients

4 (1 ounce) squares bittersweet chocolate baking bars
6 (1 ounce) squares semi-sweet chocolate baking bars
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup whipping cream

Filling Ingredients

3 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding and pie filling mix
1/4 cup butter, melted
3 tablespoons amaretto liqueur*
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups confectioners' (powdered) sugar

Topping Ingredients

1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa

Directions

Line an 8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil, extending foil 2-inches over edges. Combine baking bars, 1/3 cup butter and whipping cream in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring often, until smooth. Reserve 1 cup mixture; set aside. Spread remaining chocolate mixture onto bottom of prepared pan. Freeze until set (about 30 minutes).

Meanwhile, combine pudding mix, 1/4 cup melted butter, amaretto, milk and vanilla in large bowl; stir until well mixed. Add confectioners' sugar; beat at medium speed until smooth. Spread filling mixture over chocolate mixture in pan. Carefully pour reserved chocolate mixture over filling. Freeze until set (about 30 minutes).

Lift bars out of pan using foil; cut into bars. Lightly sprinkle top of bars with cocoa. To serve, place bars in mini paper liners.

Additional Information

* Substitute 3 tablespoons milk plus 1 teaspoon almond extract.

Use fine sieve to sprinkle top of bars with cocoa.

Storage

Store in refrigerator.

Nutritional Information

(1 bar): Calories: 60, Fat: 3.5g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 20mg, Carbohydrates: 7g, Dietary Fiber: 0g, Protein: 0g

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