Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

These delectable candies with a nutty surprise inside make wonderful gifts for teachers and friends.

Yield

2 dozen truffles (24 servings)

Ingredients

3/4 cup confectioners' (powdered) sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
4 (1.55 ounce) milk chocolate candy bars
6 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
24 whole hazelnuts
1 cup ground hazelnuts, toasted

Directions

In a large bowl, sift together confectioners' sugar and cocoa; set aside. In a saucepan, melt candy bars and butter. Add the cream and reserved cocoa mixture. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until mixture is thickened and smooth. Pour into an 8-inch square dish. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Using a melon baller or spoon, shape candy into 1-inch balls; press a hazelnut into each. Reshape balls and roll in ground hazelnuts.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Chill Time: 8 hours

Storage

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: unavailable

Recipe Courtesy Of

Debra Pedrazzi, Ayer, Massachusetts

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