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Healthified Dark Chocolate Truffles

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This simple, yet truly indulgent treat is a snap to make! The dark chocolate and cereal also makes it a wonderfully wholesome snack.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 40 min
  • Servings 36

Ingredients

4
oz bittersweet baking chocolate, chopped
4
oz semisweet baking chocolate, chopped
1/2
cup half-and-half
2
tablespoons hazelnut liqueur
1/2
cup crushed Chocolate Cheerios® cereal, finely chopped toasted pecans or flaked coconut

Directions

  • 1 In 1-quart heavy saucepan, heat both chocolates over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth. Remove from heat; stir in half-and-half and liqueur. Refrigerate about 2 hours, stirring once, until thick enough to hold a shape.
  • 2 Place cereal on sheet of waxed paper. Drop chocolate mixture by rounded teaspoonfuls onto cereal; roll lightly to coat (truffles do not need to be perfectly round). Serve immediately or cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 35
  • Fat Reduced By 4g
  • Saturated Fat Reduced By 1g
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Truffle
Calories
45
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
0mg
0%;
Total Carbohydrate
4g
4%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Before After
4 oz bittersweet baking chocolate, chopped 4 oz bittersweet baking chocolate, chopped
4 oz semisweet baking chocolate, chopped 4 oz semisweet baking chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup whipping cream 1/2 cup half-and-half
5 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces 2 tablespoons hazelnut liqueur
2 tablespoons hazelnut liqueur 1/2 cup crushed Chocolate Cheerios® cereal, finely chopped toasted pecans or flaked coconut
4 oz (about 1 cup) finely chopped pecans or flaked coconut
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
80 (before)
45 (after)
Saturated Fat
 
 
3 g (before)
2 g (after)
Total Fat
 
 
7 g (before)
3 g (after)

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Expert Tips

Toasting really brings the flavor of the pecans alive! To toast pecans, sprinkle in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until nuts begin to brown, then stirring constantly until nuts are light brown.

For uniform-sized truffles, a #100 cookie or ice cream scoop comes in handy.

For a special touch, place each truffle in a decorative paper candy cup.

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/24/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Truffle
Calories
45
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
0mg
0%;
Total Carbohydrate
4g
4%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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