Monday, December 22, 2008

Truffle Cups



I haven't made these in about five years. I got the recipe from a local TV station in New Orleans. I thought I had lost the recipe and came upon it going through one of my cookbooks that survived the Katrina flood. I make them to give away to our neighbors as a little thought for Christmas.

When you see how easy these are you'll start whipping them up even with three days to go!

Truffle Cups -

1sheet waxed paper (16x12 inches)

1/3-cup Polaner or Smuckers Raspberry or Black Raspberry all-fruit spread

2 Tbsp. butter

1/2 tsp. almond extract

6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

1-1/2 cups Vanilla Wafer Cookie crumbs

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1/2 cup chopped pecans

Place the fruit spread, butter, and almond extract in a medium microwave-safe bowl.
Stirring halfway through the cooking time, microwave on high until the spread is melted (which will take approximately 45 seconds to 1 minute).





Drop in the chocolate chips and stir them until they too, have melted.






Then add the cookie crumbs and the powdered sugar to the chocolate mixture.

Make sure that everything is well blended.


Finally, shape by teaspoonfuls into balls.










Then place the chopped almonds on the sheet of waxed paper and roll the balls in almond bits.
For best flavor, serve them at room temperature.

19 comments:

JodieMo said...

wow! those look delicious and really easy to make. Can't wait to try them!

TavoLini said...

Looks good and super easy! Thanks for sharing this recipe :)

gigi said...

Yes we do have time to whip them up. Thanks for quick and easy. Good Monday to ya may it be peaceful. Merry Christmas!

Greg C said...

You make this stuff sound way too easy. I bet this was harder than you said. I haven't made any sweets this year and my family is begging me to make some. I am still trying to diet though so I am holding back.

Reeni said...

Those look delicious with fruit in them! I made some plain chocolate truffles, they look just like yours but I bet yours taste better. YUM!!!

Marjie said...

No cooking!!! Great!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

Those look so yummy! :)

Darius T. Williams said...

Looks like you did a great job to me...they look amazing!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Peter M said...

Katherine, I want some of these now! Easy-peasy treats like these always awe me...KISS principle rules.

Prudy said...

Oh yummy and nice and easy too. Now I'll have to whip some of these up too!

Debbie said...

They look wonderful and would be a great addition to any Christmas dessert tray! Merry Christmas to you to Katherine! I still have a ton of stuff to do. Always think of more things at the last minute!!!

Maria said...

What a great holiday treat!! Thanks for sharing!

gunnyPink said...

Dear Katherine,
This has been a great year, having found your site, and gleaning the great recipes you post. Thank you.
I wish you and your's a very Merry Christmas, and a safe and very prosperous new year.

Megan said...

These look really good and the pictures are beautiful! Send some my way! :)

Andrea said...

These look delicious...and so easy to make! I'm adding them to my Christmas Eve baking list!! :)

Pam said...

I love easy recipes like this. They look FANTASTIC!

susan said...

oh my goodness. those truffles look ah-mazing. And so delicious looking!

susan said...

by the way, I LOVE the new layout and header! :] looks fabulous.

Amanda said...

those look divine!