Homemade Candy #Recipe: Cherry Nut Truffles

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Every year I make about 30 to 40 pounds of homemade candy to give as gifts to teachers, family, friends, the busdriver and whoever shows up at my door unexpectedly. These Cherry Nut Truffles can be made from ingredients easily found at your local grocery store or craft store. I find that the Kitchenaid mixer and the dipping spoon are 2 must have tools but I am sure you could make do with a wooden spoon if you had to! I don’t actually have a double boiler as called for in the directions but use a stainless steel bowl over a pan of hot water. Either way, this is just a mix, chill, roll and dip recipe. Very easy!

3/4 pound white chocolate wafers or bark
1/2 cup marshmallow creme
1/4 cup cherry preserves
1/8 tsp. cherry flavoring
1/4 tsp. almond extract
3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
chocolate coating or tempered chocolate for dipping
candy writers, chopped nuts, etc for decorating as desired
1. Into your mixer bowl add the marshmallow creme, preserves, flavors and extracts, and chopped nuts
2. Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler and add to the mixing bowl.
3. Turn mixer on low and mix til well blended
4. Chill 30 to 60 minutes until it will hold it’s shape when rolled
5. Roll the candy into balls
6. Dip in melted chocolate and decorate as desired.
*I usually double the recipe and get about 60 candies. They will keep well at room temperature for about 2 weeks.


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