Recipe: Amaretto Truffle

Prep time: 45 minutes

Cook time: 2 hours

Number of servings: 7 truffles


Semisweet Chocolate – 3 ounces + 6 ounces for coating

Egg Yolk –  1 each

Butter (Room temp)-   1 tbsp

Amaretto liqueur- 1 tbsp

Confect sugar-  2 tbsp

Unsweetened cocoa powder or finely crushed walnuts for dusting (optional)


1)      Over double boiler (water should simmer, not boil), melt chocolate.

2)      Whisk in butter and TEMPER egg yolk until incorporated.

3)      Take off double boiler and immediately whisk in liqueur and confection sugar until smooth.

4)      Cover and chill until firm enough to shape (at least 1 hour).

5)      Shape mixture into balls and insert toothpick into top. Place in freezer.

6)      Over double boiler, melt at least 5 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate. When fully melted, add ONE ounce of semisweet chocolate into mixture and stir. This process is NECESSRY for chocolate to harden properly.

7)      Dip the chilled chocolate balls into mixture for even coating.

8)      Place in freezer and chill until outer shell is hard.

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