Valentine's Day

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Homemade Chocolate Truffles

Just wrap these chocolate truffles up in a pretty box for the perfect gift for Valentine's Day or any occasion.

  • 8 oz. good-quality semisweet or white chocolate, broken
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 oz. unsalted butter
  • 1 - 1 1/2 Tbsp. coffee orange or raspberry liqueur, optional
  • Cocoa powder, confectioners' sugar or crushed nuts, for dusting

1. Melt broken-up chocolate with cream in a double-boiler or over hot water. Remove from heat, stir in butter and, if you'd like, liqueur. Cool, then refrigerate.

2. When chocolate is set, scoop it out using a melon baller or a small spoon. Roll in cocoa powder, confectioners' sugar or crushed nuts. Keep cool until ready to serve.

Yield: About 40 truffles