It’s totally allowed to lick your fingers after making truffles....
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Makes about 30

You will need:


1 cup whipping cream

1 lb good quality dark chocolate (get the good stuff!)

1 tablespoon Amaretto

cocoa powder

peppermint candy, finely crushed

pistachios, finely chopped

  1. Put cream in a saucepan and slowly bring to a boil.
  2. Place the chocolate and Amaretto in a bowl, and pour the cream over.
  3. Stir gently to dissolve the chocolate.
  4. Leave to cool.
  5. When the mixture is set, use a spoon to scrape teaspoon-size balls. Use your hands to roll them into balls—messy but fun.
  6. Roll the truffles in cocoa powder, peppermint, or pistachio.
  7. Store in a cool place. But who are we kidding, they will be gone before you can say the word storage.


You can easily make these without Amaretto, but I love the amazing taste of almonds with chocolate.
Photography by Alexandra Grablewski

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