Truffle Tree

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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!

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
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

How to Make Truffle Tree

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!

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