Truffle Tree

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

I got this recipe from one of my wonderful cookbooks. I wish the whole tree would have shown...I tried resizing the pic to fit..Oh well you get the idea...This makes a wonderful gift for someone special on your Christmas list.

I made one last year for a wonderful friend..she loved it.


This does not take that long to assemble. Enjoy!


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Serves:

1 tree or 6 dozen truffles

Prep:

1 Hr 20 Min

Ingredients

1 1/3 c
whipping cream
1/4 c
packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp
salt
1/4 c
light rum
2 tsp
vanilla
16 oz
semisweet chocolate, chopped
16 oz
milk chocolate, chopped
finely chopped nuts, and sprinkles, assorted

SUPPLIES

1 - 9
inch tall foam cone
about 70 wooden toothpicks
foil for wrapping cone

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat cream, sugar, salt, rum and vanilla in medium saucepan over medium heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture is hot.

Remove from heat; add chocolates, stirring until melted, ( return pan to low heat if necessary). Pour into shallow dish. Cover and refrigerate until just firm, about 1 hour.
2
Shape about half the mixture into 1 1/4 inch balls. Shape remaining mixture into 3/4 inch balls. Roll balls in nuts and sprinkles.

Refrigerate truffles until firm, about 1 hour.
3
Cover cone with foil. Starting at bottom of cone, attach larger truffles with wooden toothpicks.

Use smaller truffles toward the top of the cone. Refrigerate until serving time.
4
Note:

If kitchen is very warm, keep portion of truffle mixture chilled as you shape and roll balls.

I arranged mine onto a large dinner plate. A cake plate would be good. You can find the tree cones at any craft store, or even Walmart.

This makes a nice centerpiece also..everyone will be in awe!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies, Other Desserts
Hashtags: #Christmas, #Truffles, #tree