January 6, 2010

Final Co-Worker Gift

I was able to finish up my coworker gift giving today. I made Chocolate Eggnog Truffles for K2 (she had been visiting family since December 17). What I learned. . . I am NOT a candy maker. Okay so I really already learned that when I made Oreo Truffles (recipe in a later post). Maybe one day I will care enough to really learn the art. I giving ugly gifts, but oh well. So long as they are delicious that should suffice.

The chocolate eggnog combination was very rich and delicious--as a truffle should be. The addition of the white chocolate and nutmeg made for a wonderful combination.

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Chocolate Eggnog Truffles
from Loves to Eat
Print Recipe

1/3 cup regular fat eggnog
1/4 cup butter
1/2 tsp rum flavoring
1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
2 cups milk chocolate chips
powdered sugar
white almond bark for dipping
nutmeg for dusting

Line large baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside. Combine eggnog, butter, rum flavoring and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat until butter is melted (4 to 5 minutes). Add chocolate chips; continue cooking, stirring constantly, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth (2 to 3 minutes). Cover; refrigerate until firm (at least 2 hours). Dust hands with powdered sugar. Working quickly, shape mixture into 1-inch balls. (Truffle mixture will be soft. Repeat dusting hands with powdered sugar to make shaping easier, if necessary.) Place balls onto prepared baking sheet; refrigerate until firm (at least 1 hour). Meanwhile melt candy coating in deep 1-quart saucepan over low heat; stir until smooth (8 to 10 minutes). Remove from heat; cool 10 minutes. Place 1 truffle at a time into candy coating. Use small spoon to coat truffle; immediately remove and place onto waxed paper. (Work quickly so truffles do not melt.) Sprinkle with nutmeg, if desired. Repeat with remaining truffles. Let cool 30 minutes. Place truffles in paper or foil candy cups. Store refrigerated in container with tight-fitting lid up to 2 weeks.

**I put the truffle mixture into the fridge overnight and worked with it the next day after work. It worked perfectly.

**I put the truffle balls in the freezer while I melted the almond bark and that was a great way to go.

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