Chocolate Praline Truffles Recipe

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Chocolate Praline Truffles

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Ingredients

1 Tbsp
canola oil
1/2 c
sugar
1/2 c
almonds, whole

TRUFFLE INGREDIENTS

6 oz
semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1/4 c
butter, unsalted
2.5 Tbsp
orange liqueur
2 Tbsp
heavy cream
1
orange peel, grated

COATING INGREDIENTS

1/2 c
cocoa, unsweetened
4 oz
semi-sweet chocolate, chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

1
PRALINE POWDER: Oil a cookie sheet and set aside.
2
In a heavy 1 quart sauce pan, melt the sugar over low heat cook until it reaches 310 on candy thermometer and begins to caramelize.
3
Add the almonds and continue cooking until candy becomes rich brown.
4
Pour hot mixture on to cookie sheet and cool until hard.
5
Break into pieces and grind into a fine powder, in a blender or food processor.
6
TRUFFLES: Melt chocolate over hot water in the top of a double boiler.
7
Stir in butter, liqueur, cream orange peel and praline powder.
8
Place mixture in fridge and allow to cool until thick enough to shape (about 1 hour).
9
Form into balls 1/2 inch in diameter.
10
Place in a single layer on a cookie sheet and freeze until firm.
11
COATING: Sprinkle cocoa on a waxed lined cookie sheet.
12
Melt chocolate over hot water.
13
Allow to cool to luke warm.
14
Put a dollop of luke warm chocolate in your hand and quickly roll a frozen truffle in it.
15
Thinly coat each truffle, then roll in cocoa.
16
Store in an airtight container.
17
Makes 4 dozen.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy