Cranberry Orange Truffles
12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed
4 large egg yolks, beaten
1 cup dried cranberries, chopped
3 tablespoons thawed orange juice concentrate
1 teaspoon almond extract
12 ounces white candy coating, chopped
1 ounce bittersweet chocolate, melted
In a double boiler or metal bowl over simmering water, heat chocolate and butter until melted, stirring frequently. Whisk a small amount of mixture into egg yolks. Return all to the heat, whisking constantly. Cook and stir until mixture reaches at least 160° and coats the back of a metal spoon.
Remove from the heat; stir in the cranberries, orange juice concentrate and extract. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle. Shape into 1-in. balls.
In a microwave, melt candy coating. Dip truffles in coating; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets and drizzle with bittersweet chocolate. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Makes about 3 dozen.