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WHITE APRICOT TRUFFLES

Creamy, rich and elegant; the tang of the apricots combined with the vanilla milk chips makes for simply delicious truffle. 

Difficulty:
Yield: 16-20 1-inch truffles
Working Time: 45 minutes
This recipe contains: Tree Nuts, Dairy

Ingredients

1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped dried apricots or peaches

2 tablespoons brandy, Grand Marnier- or rum

1 cup [170g] GUITTARD CHOC-AU-LAIT VANILLA MILK CHIPS

2 tablespoons heavy cream

1/2 cup [60g] finely chopped walnuts

Directions

Combine dried apricots and liqueur in small bowl; let stand at least 1 hour.

Melt chips and cream in top of double boiler over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth and melted. Remove from heat; stir in fruit and liqueur. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or until firm enough to handle.

Using a scoop or teaspoon, shape into one-inch balls. Roll in walnuts until coated. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Microwave instructions: Combine chips and cream in 1 quart microproof bowl. Heat at medium power (50% or level 5) for 1 1/2 minutes, stirring well after the first minute until no more melting occurs and mixture is smooth. Proceed as directed above.