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Creme de Menthe Truffles

Total Time

Prep: 55 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min.

Makes

4-1/2 dozen

I found this in a box of recipe clippings and decided to give them a whirl. I'm so glad I did! The minty flavor is perfect for Christmas. —Joe Mattes, Amana, Iowa
Creme de Menthe Truffles Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup creme de menthe
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening

Directions

  1. Combine pecans, butter and creme de menthe. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar. Refrigerate, covered, until easy to handle, about 1 hour.
  2. With hands lightly dusted with confectioners' sugar, shape mixture into 1-in. balls. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Chill until firm, about 30 minutes.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip balls in chocolate mixture; let excess drip off. Return to waxed paper; refrigerate until set. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

1 truffle: 99 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 14mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

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