Dark chocolate cherry cordials. (Photo, Erik Putz.)
These tempting truffles add an eye-catching flourish to the dessert table, and with their sweet cherry centre, they'll disappear in no time.
, about 2 170-g pkgs
, such as Grand Marnier
, stems removed
COMBINE chocolate with butter and liqueur in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high, stirring halfway through, 1 to 2 min. Stir until completely melted and smooth. Refrigerate until chocolate is slightly firm, about 1 hour.
LINE a baking sheet with foil.
PAT cherries dry with paper towels. Scoop 1 scant tbsp chocolate mixture into the palm of your hand. Flatten chocolate, then place a cherry in the centre. Wrap cherry with chocolate, then roll into a ball. Place on prepared sheet. Repeat with remaining chocolate and cherries. Refrigerate until firm, about 15 min. Toss cordials with cocoa powder in a bowl until well coated. Refrigerate, covered, until ready to serve, up to 1 week.