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Chocolate Date Truffles

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Servings: 5
Categories: Chocolate / Cookies / Desserts

Ingredients:
1  11.5 oz pk  Milk Chocolate chips
1  c  Crushed vanilla wafers
1/2  c  Powdered sugar
1/2  c  Lowfat vanilla yogurt
1/2  t  Almond extract
1  8 oz pk  chopped dates (1 1/2 c)
    Powdered sugar, colored
    - candies, or sprinkles

Directions:
1. In a medium saucepan over very low heat, melt chocolate chips, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla wafers, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, yogurt, and almond extract; blend well. Stir in dates. Refrigerate 10 minutes for easier handling. 2. Form mixture into 1/2 to 1 inch balls. Roll in powdered sugar, and place in a single layer in a large shallow container. Store covered in refrigerator. TIP: One 10 oz package of vanilla milk chips can be substituted for the chocolate chips. Substitute 1/2 tsp. rum extract for the almond extract and 6 oz pkg. dried apricots, chopped for the dates. Prepare as directed above. Per serving: 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat Each serving contains: 1 candy = 50 calories Source: Pillsbury Fast and Healthy Magazine, Nov/Dec 1993 Typed for you by: Linda Fields, Cyberealm BBS, Watertown, NY 315-786-1120


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