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Mashed Potato Chocolate Truffles

With a crunchy outside and smooth center, who knew chocolates stuffed with potatoes could be so delicious?

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mashed potatoes (with 1 tablespoon butter & 1 tablespoon milk)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 bar of dark chocolate
  • Chopped pistachios
  • Shredded coconut

Steps

  1. If you're using freshly made, warm mashed potatoes, mix in butter and milk. Put a wire mesh sieve over a large bowl and push potatoes through the sieve with a rubber spatula or spoon. This is how you get fine and fluffy mashed potatoes!
  2. Mix honey, cocoa and vanilla into the potatoes, adding more to taste. Make sure they're cool enough to form balls; refrigerate if necessary.
  3. Take a teaspoon of mashed potatoes, roll it into a ball and place on a large plate. Repeat with remaining potatoes. Freeze the balls for 30 minutes.
  4. Using the double boiler method or the microwave (in 15 second intervals), melt the dark chocolate, stirring often.
  5. Put a potato ball on a fork and dunk it in the chocolate, letting the excess drip off. Drop it in one of the toppings, roll it around and put it on a tray lined with wax paper. Repeat until all of the truffles are coated, then pop them in the freezer for 5 minutes to harden.
  6. Serve chilled.