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       Title: CHOCOLATE SURPRISE TRUFFLES
  Categories: Candies
       Yield: 36 truffles
  
     1/2 c  Unsalted butter; softened
   2 1/2 c  Powdered sugar
     1/2 c  HERSHEY'S Cocoa
     1/4 c  Whipping cream
   1 1/2 ts Vanilla extract
 
 ----------------------------------CENTERS----------------------------------
            After-dinner mints,
            Whole candied cherries,
            Whole almonds,
            Pecan OR walnut halves
 
 ----------------------------------COATING----------------------------------
            Powdered sugar
            Sweetened Coconut Flakes
            -(MOUNDS brand)
            -OR- chopped nuts
  
   In large mixer bowl, beat butter. Stir together powdered sugar and
   cocoa; add to butter mixture alternately with whipping cream and
   vanilla, blending well. Refrigerate until firm. Shape small amount of
   mixture around desired center; roll into 1-inch balls. Drop into desired
   coating, turning until well covered. Refrigerate until firm. About 3
   dozen truffles.
   
   VARIATION: Add 1/2 teaspoon rum extract, decrease vanilla to 1 teaspoon.
   
   Hershey’s and Mounds are registered trademarks of Hershey Foods
   Corporation. Recipe may be reprinted courtesy of the Hershey Kitchens.