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

Step-By-Step

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

About this Recipe

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