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White Chocolate Truffles with Butterscotch Schnapps

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White Chocolate Truffles with Butterscotch Schnapps

Marc J. Sievers

Whenever I really want to make a great culinary impression on someone, I bring them my homemade chocolate truffles!  While truffles look (and taste) like they take days to make (who has time for that?!), they actually take under an hour to create, and use the simplest of ingredients.  The real difference in taste and texture is made with very good quality ingredients, especially the chocolate.

There are endless flavor combinations for truffles, but one of my favorites are White Chocolate Truffles with Candied Pecans.  The white chocolate has such a delicate vanilla flavor on its own and is enhanced with Butterscotch Schnapps—a light booziness that rolls around on your tongue with a rich delight.  The crunch of chopped candied pecans is what makes this particular truffle even more flavorful and delicious! 

The creamy white chocolate ganache with the sweet crunch of the chopped nuts is a perfect flavor and texture combination.  Very rarely does it get any better—or any easier—than this!  Don’t take my word for it, make them and taste for yourself! 


White Chocolate Truffles with Candied Pecans

Ingredients (makes 20-22 truffles)

  • White Chocolate – 8 ounces, rough chopped
  • Heavy Cream – 1 ½ tablespoons
  • Butterscotch Schnapps – 1 tablespoon
  • Sea Salt – ⅛ teaspoon
  • Vanilla – ¾ teaspoon, pure extract
  • Candied Pecans – ¾ cup, rough chopped

Directions

  1. Place a heat-proof bowl over barely simmering water.  Add the heavy cream and chopped chocolate and stir with a wooden spoon until completely smooth.
  2. Remove from the heat and add the salt, vanilla, and Schnapps.  Stir until completely incorporated. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour, or until firm. 
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Scoop rounded Tablespoon-sized portions of chocolate and place each one onto the lined baking sheet.
  5. Gently roll each one into a ball and immediately roll through the chopped candied pecans.
  6. Place in the refrigerator to set. Serve at room temperature.

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