Almond Truffles

by aimee @ shugarysweets on December 20, 2011

Chocolate Almond Truffles: creamy chocolate almond fudge center, dipped in a vanilla candy coating. YUM.

I’ve been obsessed with truffles this holiday season.

I can’t help it. They are beautiful. Delicious. And easy to eat! Plus, there are so many flavor possibilities!

These almond truffles are one of my absolute favorites. The rich chocolate almond center, surrounded by crunchy almonds then dipped for a crunchy white chocolate coating…yes please!

Almond Truffles

Ingredients

  • 12 oz milk chocolate
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1/3 cup almonds, chopped
  • 16 oz white chocolate, melted
  • 1/4 cup red/green candy melts

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, melt milk chocolate with heavy cream until smooth. Remove and cool about 15 minutes.
  2. Pour into a mixing bowl and add almond extract. Beat on low until smooth (about 1-2 minutes). Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours.
  3. Scoop mixture into small 3/4 inch balls, roll in chopped almonds and freeze on parchment lined cookie sheet for about one hour.
  4. Using a toothpick, dip each truffle in melted white chocolate. Tap side of bowl to remove excess. Allow to set on cookie sheet for 30 minutes. Drizzle with melted red and green chocolate candy melts. Set 15 minutes and enjoy. Store in airtight container or freeze in ziploc for future use.
http://www.shugarysweets.com/2011/12/almond-truffles

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Julie @ Table for Two December 20, 2011 at 1:16 pm

truffles are popping up everywhere! I need to get my hands dirty and make some :) this looks great — the combination of rich chocolate and almonds are so good sounding!

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Jocelyn December 20, 2011 at 1:19 pm

I like to make truffles too! I think it is because they are so much smaller so I think that I can eat twice as many and not feel guilty:-) I love the red and green drizzle on these…so festive!

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Liz @ Two Maids a Milking December 20, 2011 at 2:28 pm

So pretty!! Love the green and red! Thanks for linking up to 2 Maids a Baking!!

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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust December 20, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Oh my gosh! So delicious. You’re killing me this week. Thanks for linking to Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

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carolinaheartstrings December 20, 2011 at 6:18 pm

What a beautiful presentation. They look delicious! We have a pimento cheese quiche appetizer this week. Delcious. Come over and visit. Merry Christmas!

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Abby December 20, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Yum! I’ve never made truffles before, but you make it seem easy. Your look so beautiful!

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Allison December 21, 2011 at 5:56 am

Your truffles are gorgeous and festive. I love truffles. I am not feeling any guilt until the 26 th. wish I could enjoy a few of these.

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folkhaven December 21, 2011 at 7:35 pm

I had just been wondering if freezing truffles would allow me to do the melted chocolate coating. These truffles look amazing and I see you have other truffle variations on your site as well!

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Martha December 22, 2011 at 1:37 pm

yum, I love truffles!

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Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage December 22, 2011 at 8:13 pm

These look amazing!

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Jenn "Rook No. 17" December 27, 2011 at 5:00 am

Whoah…almond truffles? I’ve got to try these! Definitely pinning so I don’t forget.

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Clairejustine December 29, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Would love you to join us on creative Thursday (which is changing this week to creative mondays ?http://clairejustineoxox.blogspot.com/2011/12/creative-thursday_21.html

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