Amaretto Mousse Truffle Cups #recipe #Sweetcreations

by Pam on November 20, 2013

Amaretto mousse truffles

Each year I make an assortment of candies to give to friends and relatives. If I forget to make them I am constantly reminded that I need to be making a batch for them.  They start out with subtle hints. “I really like the caramel pecan candies you make” or “Remember those truffles you made last Christmas? Those were so good.” When they do not receive a batch they escalate.  ”When are you making your annual Christmas candy? You are making some this year, right?”  One of my favorites are these Amaretto Truffle Cups, made with a white chocolate mousse filling.  If you don’t want to use Amaretto you can substitute a teaspoon of almond extract to get almost the same flavor.

Amaretto Truffle Cups #recipe #Sweetcreations
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 16
 

A rich truffle cup filled with a creamy almond flavored mousse.
Ingredients
  • 1 (14 ounce) bag white chocolate candy melts
  • 4 ounces heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons amaretto or one teaspoon almond extract
  • red paste food coloring

Instructions
  1. Melt ½ of the bag of white chocolate candy melts in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Place in microwave for an additional 30 seconds. Stir. Spread chocolate on the bottom and sides of mini cupcake liners with a spoon. Place in freezer until firm. Meanwhile, add cream, butter and white chocolate to saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add amaretto (or almond extract) and two drops red paste food coloring (or enough to reach the shade of red you desire.) Place truffle mixture in fridge for two hours. Remove from fridge, place in a pastry bag and pipe into chocolate cups. If you don’t have a pastry bag, just use a small cookie scoop and add scoops to the shells. Decorate with sprinkles if desired.

Sweet Creations

There are lots of goodies in the Sweet Creations line.

 

 

I made my truffles using items from the Good Cook Sweet Creations holiday line.  They have some adorable festive cupcake liners and a mini cookie scoop that is perfect for use when making holiday candies.   What are your favorite holiday baking ideas?
To help me along in the creation of this post and a Thanksgiving post, I was sent a supply of cookware from Good Cook, meaning I am now totally prepared to make a huge Thanksgiving feast and lots of meals with the leftovers.  If you are unsure what to cook this year, why not join us for a Good Cook Twitter Party,  Monday, November 25th at 6 PM (EST)? Our hashtag will be #Thanksgivingtips and we will be discussing recipes, tips to make cooking easier and more. Be sure to RSVP and don’t miss this fun event!
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Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

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Robin (Masshole Mommy) November 20, 2013 at 7:52 am

Oooooh YUM. My husband just told me yesterday that he needed an awesome dessert for his work Christmas party early next month. This might just do the trick!!

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Tracie November 20, 2013 at 7:52 am

These sound super yummy, and they look so cute. Perfect combination!

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Tina Ashburn November 20, 2013 at 8:08 am

Yumm!! I’m collecting this type of recipe for holiday treats for the members of the choir, and I can hardly wait to try this one! Thanks so much!!

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Debbie Lamb November 20, 2013 at 8:44 am

Pinned…they look delicious! Perfect project for me and Isa to make for the holidays! Thanks

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Chrishelle November 20, 2013 at 9:03 am

Can I say super yum. I love Amaretto. I do not have a dessert in my collection using this delicious flavor. I will be trying this over the holiday season.

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Debbie Denny November 20, 2013 at 11:14 am

I have slowed way down on making candy, but I will have to give these a try!

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Monica November 20, 2013 at 12:53 pm

These cupcakes are beautiful! I bet that they are tasty too. I’m always looking for new sweet recipes.

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Kristen from The Road to Domestication November 20, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Those look YUMMY!!! I’m a big fan of baking treats for friends and family at Christmas, too :)

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Dee November 20, 2013 at 3:26 pm

Those are adorable! We bake a TON around the holidays!!

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Amy Desrosiers November 20, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Very cute! I could go for one of these about now!

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Jennifer B November 20, 2013 at 5:01 pm

These look wonderful and so pretty for Christmas!

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brett November 20, 2013 at 5:07 pm

oh my gosh pam! these look amazing!!!

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Amber Edwards November 20, 2013 at 5:36 pm

Oh those truffles look so delicious and festive! I want to take a bite right now!

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Dawn Lopez November 20, 2013 at 6:28 pm

Oh yummy, what a unique recipe idea. These sound heavenly!

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Heather M November 20, 2013 at 6:29 pm

These sound so yummy. I love making things people ask for.

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Shauna November 20, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Oh my goodness, I am officially drooling. WOW, these would be perfect for our holiday brunch!

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Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas November 20, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Love amaretto, especially in my coffee!

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Jenn November 20, 2013 at 8:11 pm

How adorable and delicious looking. I love amaretto flavored things.

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kathy balman November 20, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Yum! My mom and I used to make candy every year!

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Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell November 21, 2013 at 7:36 am

Those are so festive and lovely! Your relatives subtle prompts for you to get baking are making me laugh!

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Vonnie November 21, 2013 at 8:14 am

Oh, you just reminded me that I need to plan on what goodies to bake this year. Love the color combo in your truffles!

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Shannah @ Just Us Four November 21, 2013 at 8:36 am

These sound absolutely delicious. Love the cheerful baking tools.

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Janeane Davis November 21, 2013 at 10:58 am

Oh my goodness, that looks like such a cute and fun dessert! This is another great idea I can use in my real life.

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Danielle @ We Have It All November 21, 2013 at 9:51 pm

Those are CUTE! So festive!

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MElissa Stuff November 21, 2013 at 11:00 pm

I’m not quite sure about trying these out for the first time alone . . . maybe I can recruit a friend to help me work on making these to be as fun and festive as possible.

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katherine bartlett November 22, 2013 at 3:36 am

This is such a great idea! I’m totally loving it!

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Shanna November 22, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Those looks so good! I might have to try these for Thanksgiving!

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Kristyn November 26, 2013 at 9:32 am

those look so cute and yummy!

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