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Valentine’s Day Truffles

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 Valentines Day Truffles Recipe
20 Servings
Prep: 5 min.
Total: 1 hr & 45 min.
  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine evaporated milk and sugar; heat until mixture comes to a boil. Continue to boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly, then remove from heat. Add chocolate chips and vanilla and stir until mixture is smooth. Cover and chill 1 hour.
  2. Using a small ice cream scoop, form ¾ -inch balls and with your hands, shape them into balls. After rolling each into a ball, immediately roll it into the chopped almonds, if desired. (Rolling these immediately helps nuts stick best to chocolate.) Repeat until all the chocolate is rolled into truffles. Place on a platter, cover, and chill 30 minutes or until ready to serve. 
Better-for-Yeah Tip:  Who would think something so easy could be so decadent? And since we swapped out the heavy cream with evaporated milk, used dark, rather than milk chocolate, we were able to cut the calories to only 77 per truffle, without sacrificing the texture or richness. Plus we added roasted almonds as a way to up the fiber and protein. Not only are these better for you than traditional truffles, we can fancy-them-up by rolling them in some cocoa powder, chopped nuts or if you prefer, leave them naked.  

Nutrition based on 1 per serving:

Calories 77, Calories from Fat 41.0, Total Fat 4.6g, Saturated Fat 3.0g, Trans Fat 0.0g, Cholesterol 1.2mg, Sodium 9.2mg, Total Carbohydrate 10g, Dietary Fiber 0.9g, Sugars 7.4g, Protein 1.2g

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