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Decadent Truffle Tree

YIELD Makes 1 tree (6 dozen truffles)

Nobody can resist this beautiful centerpiece made of creamy, decadent truffles.

INGREDIENTS

Ingredients
1‑1/3 cups whipping cream
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup light rum
2 teaspoons vanilla
16 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
16 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
Finely chopped nuts and assorted sprinkles
Supplies
1 (9-inch tall) foam cone
About 70 wooden toothpicks

PREPARATION:

  1. Heat cream, sugar, salt, rum and vanilla in medium saucepan over medium heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture is hot. Remove from heat; add chocolates, stirring until melted (return pan to low heat if necessary). Pour into shallow dish. Cover and refrigerate until just firm, about 1 hour.
  2. Shape about half the mixture into 1-1/4-inch balls. Shape remaining mixture into 3/4-inch balls. Roll balls in nuts and sprinkles. Refrigerate truffles until firm, about 1 hour.
  3. Cover cone with foil. Starting at bottom of cone, attach larger truffles with toothpicks. Use smaller truffles toward the top of the cone. Refrigerate until serving time.
Note
If kitchen is very warm, keep portion of truffle mixture chilled as you shape and roll balls.
This recipe appears in: Candy

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