Chocolate Eggnog TrufflesPosted: December 5, 2009
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! A great recipe I made for our neighbors! I found this recipe on the back of the Land-O-Lakes butter pack!
1/3 cup regular fat eggnog
1/4 cup butter
1/2 tsp rum flavoring
1/4 tsp gr nutmeg
2 cups milk chocolate chips
almond bark white for dipping
nutmeg for dusting
Line large baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside.
Combine eggnog, butter, rum flavoring and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat until butter is melted (4 to 5 minutes). Add chocolate chips; continue cooking, stirring constantly, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth (2 to 3 minutes). Cover; refrigerate until firm (at least 2 hours).
Dust hands with powdered sugar. Working quickly, shape mixture into 1-inch balls. (Truffle mixture will be soft. Repeat dusting hands with powdered sugar to make shaping easier, if necessary.) Place balls onto prepared baking sheet; refrigerate until firm (at least 1 hour).
Meanwhile melt candy coating in deep 1-quart saucepan over low heat; stir until smooth (8 to 10 minutes). Remove from heat; cool 10 minutes.
Place 1 truffle at a time into candy coating. Use small spoon to coat truffle; immediately remove and place onto waxed paper. (Work quickly so truffles do not melt.) Sprinkle with nutmeg, if desired. Repeat with remaining truffles. Let cool 30 minutes. Place truffles in paper or foil candy cups.
Store refrigerated in container with tight-fitting lid up to 2 weeks.
When placing dipped truffle onto waxed paper, swirl the top to create a decorative design on truffle.
Spiral candy forks are available at cake and candy decorating stores and are made for dipping candies.
Stir together 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg in small bowl. Roll truffles in powdered sugar mixture rather than dipping in candy coating.
Do not substitute low fat eggnog for regular eggnog in this recipe. Truffles are meant to be rich and creamy.
Nutrition Facts (1 candy): Calories: 120, Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 20mg, Carbohydrates: 12g, Dietary Fiber: 0g, Protein: 1g