True Love homemade truffles candy for Valentine’s Day (1986)

True Love chocolate-covered coffee homemade truffles candy (1985)

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Homemade truffles = candy from the heart

With the season of love just around the corner, we’ve found some easy and delicious vintage candy recipes to help you celebrate.

If giving treats you made yourself is your love language, then this is a perfect way to show your loved ones how much you care this Valentine’s Day.

Truffles candy is a delicious dessert that are perfect for any occasion — especially when that occasion is Valentine’s Day. And with the right ingredients, they are surprisingly easy to make right at home.

This vintage recipe is extra-unique because, instead of the typical chocolate ganache, these homemade truffles feature a light and creamy filling flavored with either coffee or amaretto liqueur before they are dipped in chocolate.

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True Love chocolate-covered coffee homemade truffles candy (1985)

True Love truffles candy

Yield: 36 pieces
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup light cream
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons amaretto or coffee liqueur
  • 1 pound chocolate-flavored confectioners’ coating

Instructions

  1. Butter the sides of a heavy 2-quart saucepan.
  2. In the saucepan combine sugar, water, cream, and corn syrup.
  3. Cook over medium-high heat to boiling, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon to dissolve the sugar. This should take 5 to 6 minutes.
  4. Avoid splashing mixture on the sides of the pan.
  5. Carefully clip a candy thermometer to the side of the pan.
  6. Cook sugar mixture over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, till the thermometer registers 240 (F), soft-ball stage.
  7. The mixture should boil at a moderate, steady rate over the entire surface. Reaching soft-ball stage should take 15 to 20 minutes.
  8. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
  9. Cool, without stirring, to 114 (F). (If necessary, tilt the saucepan to one side so the thermometer bulb is covered with the mixture.) This should take 45 to 50 minutes.
  10. Remove the thermometer.
  11. Add amaretto or coffee liqueur; beat with a wooden spoon until mixture becomes creamy and slightly stiff. This should take about 8 to 10 minutes.
  12. When mixture becomes too stiff to beat, turn it out onto a kneading surface.
  13. Form it into a ball and knead until soft and smooth.
  14. Shape the mixture into 1-inch balls; place balls on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper.
  15. Let stand at room temperature at least 20 minutes or until the surface is dry.
  16. In a medium saucepan melt confectioners’ coating.
  17. Use a fork to carefully dip balls, one at a time, into melted coating.
  18. Let excess coating drip off balls.
  19. Place dipped balls on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper till dry.
  20. Store, covered, in a cool, dry place between 65 (F) and 70 (F).

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 121Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 0gSugar: 19gProtein: 1g

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