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Chocolate Truffles

1 2/3 c Heavy cream
2 Unsalted butter; sticks
16 oz Semisweet chocolate; cut in to small pieces
1 ts Vanilla flavoring; or to taste

Bring cream and butter to a boil in medium saucepan. Remove from heat and add chocolate. Allow to sit for 5 minutes. Stir until smooth.
Add vanilla. Let cool in refrigerator, and stir with whisk every 15 minutes or so until very thick. Chill until firm. Using melon baller or small spoon, scoop out tablespoon sized portions, and place on sheet sprinkled with cocoa. Place in refrigerator to harden. Using palms of hands, gently and quickly roll each portion of chocolate into a ball. Chill again to harden. Roll each truffle in powdered cocoa, finely chopped nuts, or dip into melted chocolate. Store in airtight container in refrigerator. Makes about 3 dozen

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