Chocolate Fruit and Nut Truffles

An irresistible indulgence or a luscious gift for a special occasion, these chocolate truffles will delight your family and friends.

Number of servings : 30 truffles

Prep time: 1 hour

Cooking time: 1 hour

Type of meal : | Desserts | Desserts

Special diet :

Ingredients

9 ounces bittersweet chocolate 
2 tablespoons heavy cream 
2 tablespoons cognac or rum
1-1/4 cups apricots, finely chopped
1/2 cup hazelnuts, finely chopped
2 tablespoons crystallized ginger, minced
2 tablespoons confectioners sugar, sifted
30 hazelnut halves

Directions

Step 1:

Line a large baking sheet with baking parchment or aluminum foil.

Step 2:

In the top of a double boiler over low heat, stir 4 ounces of the chocolate until melted.

Step 3:

Remove from the heat and beat in the cream and cognac. Blend in the apricots, chopped hazelnuts, ginger, and confectioners sugar. Stir well to combine.

Step 4:

Chill the mixture until firm enough to handle. Form into 1-inch balls and set aside on a sheet of waxed paper.

Step 5:

In the top of a double boiler over low heat, stir the remaining 5 ounces of chocolate until melted. Remove from the heat.

Step 6:

Using a fork, dip each truffle into the melted chocolate, allowing any excess to run off. Place the truffles on the prepared baking sheet. Top each with a hazelnut half and chill.

Step 7:

When the chocolate has set, the truffles can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Nutritional information:

Chocolate Fruit and Nut Truffles
Chocolate Fruit and Nut Truffles