CLEVELAND - Making your own holiday confections seems difficult, but it really is not. The Live Well Network’s Chris Koetke’s truffle suckers will make your seasonal spread sweet and delicious.
Recipe for Holiday Truffles
Prep time: 20 minutes (plus several hours for cooling)
Cook time: 0 minutes
8 oz. chocolate, semisweet (best quality available)
1/2 cup heavy cream
5 Tablespoons cognac
24 sucker sticks
Cocoa powder and assorted sprinkles.
Cut chocolate into small pieces, or grate. Place in a bowl.
Bring cream to a boil. Pour over chocolate. Stir gently until the chocolate is well melted and the mixture is homogeneous. Add 2 Tablespoons cognac and stir briefly.
Place ganache (chocolate mixture) in refrigerator until cold and noticeably more solid.
Roll a small amount of cold ganache in your hands (you have to work fast) and then stick it to the end of a sucker stick. Roll the ganache then in cocoa powder or assorted sprinkles.
Stick in into an apple, that’s a great addition to any cookie tray or candy tray for the holidays. You can find more recipes like this on the Live Well network .
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