Holiday truffles

These rich and creamy sweets are easy to make and delicious to eat.

Truffles make a great holiday treat to take to the office, are a beautiful gift for friends and neighbours, and can be a great addition to any festive party. Try four fabulous recipes from the Canadian Living Test Kitchen that are sure to sweeten the holidays for you and yours.

Dark Chocolate Truffles
These sinfully rich chocolates simply melt in your mouth. Try our dark chocolate version or one of the variations (including the Cinnamon Pistachio recipe shown to the left).

White Chocolate Coconut Truffles
Chewy toasted coconut plays off the creamy, coconut-scented white chocolate ganache filling. Like tiny snowballs, they add a pretty contrast to a plate of dark chocolate truffles.

L'Eau à la Bouche Spiced Chocolate Truffles
Anne Desjardins, chef and owner of Hôtel-Restaurant L'Eau à la Bouche in Ste-Adèle, Que., serves these spiced truffles with coffee in the winter. Use a very good quality chocolate (look for at least 65% cocoa solids on the wrapper), such as Lindt, or the mixture will be too soft to roll.

Cherry Almond Truffle Squares
Layers of ganache nestle under a chocolate jacket. For a neat presentation, lift entire batch out of pan using parchment paper, trim edges even and cut into squares.

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