Chocolate truffles

Chocolate Truffle Recipe

Chocolate truffles are truly terrific. They make wonderful gifts for ringing in the holiday as well as an elegant offering with a cup of coffee. Hallmark's Chocolate Truffle recipe calls for a splash of fancy liqueur, but traditionalists can use vanilla extract. Beware: These tablespoon-size homemade truffles pack a powerful cocoa punch.

Yield: 12 to 15 truffles

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¼ cup cocoa powder
4 oz. really good semisweet chocolate, broken into bits
½ cup heavy cream
2 Tbsp. fancy liqueur or, if you're a traditionalist, vanilla extract


  1. Bring the cream to a low boil.
  2. Pour over chocolate and stir until smooth.
  3. Add liqueur or vanilla.
  4. Chill.
  5. Form into tablespoon-size balls, and roll each in cocoa.