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Chocolate Surprise Truffles

Chocolate Surprise TrufflesA surprise treat is sweetly tucked in the center of these chocolate truffles.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1/4 cup whipping cream
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Centers: After-dinner mints, whole candied cherries, whole almonds, pecan or walnut halves
Coating: Powdered sugar, MOUNDS Sweetened Coconut Flakes or chopped nuts

Cooking Directions:

  1. Beat butter in large bowl until creamy.
  2. Stir together powdered sugar and cocoa; add to butter mixture alternately with whipping cream and vanilla, blending well. Refrigerate until firm.
  3. Shape small amount of mixture around desired center; roll into 1-inch balls.
  4. Drop into desired coating, turning until well covered. Refrigerate until firm.

Makes 3 dozen truffles.

Variation: Add 1/2 teaspoon rum extract, decrease vanilla extract to 1 teaspoon.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the Hershey Kitchens, and reprinted with permission of The Hershey Company. © The Hershey Company.