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Texas Truffles


  • 1 (6 ounce) package chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon brandy
  • 1 1/3 cups almonds, toasted, chopped and divided
  • 1/4 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole pitted dates, chopped
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup red candied cherries, chopped


  1. Combine chocolate chips and butter and melt over low heat.
  2. Add brandy, stirring well.
  3. Add 1/2 cup almonds and remaining ingredients, stirring well.
  4. Shape mixture into 3/4-inch balls, and roll in remaining almonds.
  5. Store Texas Truffles in the refrigerator.

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