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Chocolate Amaretto Truffles

Chocolate Amaretto Truffles are a delicious, decadent treat. Chocolate truffles are simple to make and foolproof if you follow this easy truffle recipe.

Amaretto Truffles in white paper liners rolled in cocoa powder and minced almonds

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Homemade chocolate truffles are a true treat! The melt-in-your-mouth texture is simply irresistible. 

These Amaretto Truffles are a tasty variation and are flavored with Amaretto Liqueur. 

amaretto truffles in white paper liners rolled in minced almonds or cocoa powder

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What is Amaretto Liqueur?

Amaretto Liqueur is a sweet Italian liqueur with an almond-like flavor. Amaretto pairs amazingly well with chocolate.

In cooking, Amaretto is mostly used in desserts but can also be used in savory dishes. Try it in Homemade Whipped Cream or Vanilla Ice Cream.

Since almond flavors can be slightly bitter, I suggest using semi-sweet chocolate for these truffles instead of bittersweet or dark chocolate. It could make the truffles too bitter.

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Chocolate Truffles Ingredients

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Equipment Needed to Make Homemade Truffles

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How to Make Truffles with Amaretto

Step 1. Add the chopped chocolate to a medium-sized heatproof bowl and set aside.

Step 2. In a small saucepan, bring the heavy whipping cream to a simmer- about 10 minutes- and immediately remove from heat.

Step 3. Pour the cream over the chocolate chips and whisk together until all the chocolate is melted.

Step 4. Mix in the Amaretto and vanilla and stir until everything is well combined and the mixture is smooth.

Step 5. Cover with plastic wrap and store in the fridge to cool for about 4 hours.

Step 6. After the mixture has chilled, use a small or medium cookie scoop to create 1” spheres. Roll the truffles in the cocoa powder or almonds and enjoy chilled.

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Tips for Making Homemade Truffles

  • Finely chopped chocolate will melt faster. Larger chunks of chocolate will not melt evenly and can cause lumps in your truffles.
  • To make the minced almonds, place sliced almonds in the food processor and pulse 10-15 times.
  • Roll the truffles in your hands a few times before rolling in the minced almonds or cocoa powder. It will help the topping stick.
  • The truffles can also be dipped in chocolate to make chocolate-covered truffles.

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Other Truffle Recipes To Try

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Amaretto Truffles in white paper liners rolled in cocoa powder and minced almonds

Chocolate Amaretto Truffles

Yield: 15 Truffles
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 shot (1.5 ounces) Amaretto liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup minced almonds (see notes)

Instructions

    1. Add the chopped chocolate to a medium-sized heatproof bowl and set aside.
    2. In a small saucepan, bring the heavy whipping cream to a simmer- about 10 minutes- and immediately remove from heat.
    3. Pour the cream over the chocolate chips and whisk together until all the chocolate is melted.
    4. Mix in the Amaretto and vanilla and stir until everything is well combined and the mixture is smooth.
    5. Cover with plastic wrap and store in the fridge to cool for about 4 hours.
    6. After the mixture has chilled, use a small or medium cookie scoop to create 1” spheres. Roll the truffles in the cocoa powder or almonds and enjoy chilled.
    7. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Notes

    1. To make the minced almonds, place sliced almonds in the food processor and pulse 10-15 times.
    2. The truffles can also be dipped in chocolate to make chocolate-covered truffles.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 134Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 2g

Nutrition Facts are estimated and aren't always accurate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist if you have special dietary needs. Calories are approximate and based on 1 truffle per serving.

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