Chocolate Truffles

Tasteful Traditions

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Chocolate Truffles


  • 1 pkg. chocolate cake mix
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 1/2 C. unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 C. apricot preserves
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 16-oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 C. powdered sugar


  • Prepare cake as directed on package; cool.
  • In a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat, melt butter; add cocoa and sugar. Stir until smooth.
  • Add apricot preserves and vanilla. Stir until smooth and glossy. Remove saucepan from heat.
  • Crumble cake into mixture in saucepan. Mix until well blended and moist. Roll into 1-1/2-inch balls.
  • In a small, heavy saucepan over low heat, melt semi-sweet chocolate, stirring until smooth.
  • Dip truffles into melted chocolate, one by one, completely coating each with chocolate. Place on waxed paper until set, at least 1 hour.