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Hazelnut Orange Truffles

Categories: Chocolate

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Ingredients

  • 1 c. heavy cream
  • 3 c. semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 Tbsp. orange liqueur
  • 1 c. dried cherries
  • 1 c. Hazelnuts

Instructions

In a small bowl combine the dried cherries and Grand Marnier, cover with plastic wrap and let sit at least 30 minutes or overnight

In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring cream to a light boil.  Place the chocolate chips in a small bowl.  Pour the cream over chocolates and whisk until smooth.

Give the cherries a rough chop if desired and stir into the chocolate mixture.  Cool to room temperature then cover and refrigerate for about 2 hours or until the chocolate is easy to handle.  The colder the chocolate, the easier it will be to handle.

While the chocolate is cooling, toasted hazelnuts in a preheated 400 degrees F oven for 8-10 minutes.  Let cool slightly and grind in a food processor.  

Place hazelnuts in a small bowl or shallow platter.  Shape chocolate mixture into 1 inch balls; roll in ground hazelnuts.  Store in a plastic storage container in refrigerator.