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    Cashew Truffles

    Cashew Truffles. Photo by ClareVH

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    55 mins

    45 mins

    10 mins

    ClareVH's Note:

    Madeira is fortified white wine. Red petit four cups make a nice presentation for Christmas or Valentine’s Day. If you do not have paper petit four cups, you can put dipped truffles on waxed paper and refrigerate until chocolate hardens. Cooking time does not include refrigeration time. Note: This recipe uses pasteurized egg white product to avoid raw egg issues. I used “All Whites” 100% pasteurized egg whites. It is found in the dairy case at the market. Some egg white products have flavoring. Check the list of ingredients; there should be only one ingredient: 100% liquid egg whites.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 36

    Yield:

    truffles

    Units: US | Metric

    For dipping and decorating

    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a food processor with a steel blade, process cashews until finely ground
    2. 2
      Add confectioners sugar and powdered milk and continue processing until completely combined
    3. 3
      Add egg white product, lemon juice and Madeira, and process until stiff dough forms
    4. 4
      Scrape into a bowl, cover airtight and refrigerate at least 8 hours or up to 2 days
    5. 5
      When ready to make the truffles, form the dough into 1-inch balls (slightly dampen your hands to minimize stickiness) and put on waxed paper
    6. 6
      Refrigerate while melting the chocolate
    7. 7
      Bring about 1 inch of water to just below simmering in a small skillet
    8. 8
      Put semisweet chocolate chips in a 2-cup heatproof glass measure
    9. 9
      Place glass measure in the water and stir the chips until melted
    10. 10
      Leave glass measure in the simmering water while dipping
    11. 11
      Remove dough balls from the refrigerator, and using a toothpick or small skewer, quickly swirl a ball in chocolate until completely coated
    12. 12
      Let excess chocolate drip back into the glass measure
    13. 13
      Put ball into a 1-inch paper petit four cup and gently remove toothpick
    14. 14
      Repeat for remaining balls
    15. 15
      If undipped balls get sticky, return them to fridge for a few minutes
    16. 16
      Use a toothpick dipped in melted chocolate to fill in any toothpick holes
    17. 17
      Refrigerate truffles until chocolate hardens
    18. 18
      Put white chocolate chips in a small zip-lock bag and seal
    19. 19
      Microwave until melted, checking after 30 seconds and then again every 15 seconds (It should not take much longer than a minute)
    20. 20
      Knead the chips in the bag until smooth
    21. 21
      Snip a tiny hole in one corner of the bag and squeeze decorative squiggles on truffles
    22. 22
      Refrigerate until serving

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 21, 2005

      55

      This is heaven. I love nuts...add chocolate and wow.

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    Nutritional Facts for Cashew Truffles

    Serving Size: 1 (23 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 36

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 99.5
     
    Calories from Fat 47
    47%
    Total Fat 5.2 g
    8%
    Saturated Fat 1.8 g
    9%
    Cholesterol 1.3 mg
    0%
    Sodium 10.0 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 12.5 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    1%
    Sugars 10.4 g
    41%
    Protein 1.8 g
    3%

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