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Chocolate Wine Truffles

0:45 prep
14 days 0:45 total


prep 0:45       total 14 days 0:45




6 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup honey
2-1/2 cup finely crushed vanilla wafers (about 55)
2 cups ground walnuts
1/3 cup sweet red wine *
Granulated sugar


Heat the chocolate chips and honey in a 3 qt. saucepan on low heat, and stir constantly until chocolate is melted. Remove from the heat. Stir in wafers, nuts and wine. Shape mixture into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar.

An easy way to do this: Put your sugar (or cocoa if you are ever doing truffles that are rolled in cocoa) in a shallow pan with sides, then add some rolled truffles, and just kind of shake the pan gently back and forth, and from side to side. They roll around and coat themselves.

Store truffles in tightly covered cookie jar or metal can. Let stand for several days to blend the flavors. Flavor improves with age up to 4 weeks.

You can also do this with white wine: Omit the chocolate and do not heat the honey. Use dry white wine instead of the red. Mix all ingredients except sugar. Continue to shape balls and roll in sugar. This way makes 2 1/2 dozen truffles.

Author's Comments

I've referred to these sometimes as Raspberry Wine Truffles, because I have used raspberry wine to make them. I've also used black cherry. So the name is up to the wine you use. You can also make White Wine Truffles by using white instead of red. These DO improve with age, so please allow at least a few weeks of aging and the flavor is so good.

* I've used raspberry and black cherry, doesn't have to be the expensive stuff.

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