Fruitcake Truffles

This recipe will make good use of any extra fruitcake. Orange juice can be substituted for orange liqueur. Cocoa powder can be substituted for the sifted confections’ sugar.

Fruitcake Truffles


  • 6 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur
  • 1 cup fruitcake crumbs
  • 1/2 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar


1 Chop chocolate into small pieces. In saucepan over very low heat, melt chocolate, cream, and butter until blended and smooth.

2 Stir in liqueur and fruitcake crumbs; chill for 2 hours or until firm.

3 Shape into 1 inch balls and chill at least 20 minutes. Before serving, roll in icing sugar or coca powder and chill for 20 minutes.

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