Idaho® Potato Chocolate Truffles

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Idaho® Russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 oz unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup whipping cream
  • ½ cup sweet milk chocolate (chopped up or chocolate kisses)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cocoa powder and/or powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Cook the potatoes in enough water until they are soft, then drain. While they are hot mash them up or pass them through a ricer.
  2. Add the butter, whipping cream and very small pinch of salt. Put into a large bowl.
  3. While the potatoes are cooking, melt the chocolate on a Bain-marie (or double boiler). When melted, remove from heat and add the vanilla extract.
  4. Add the melted chocolate to the warm mashed potatoes and mix well.
  5. Shape little balls (1/2 oz each) by rolling them between your hands, refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  6. Roll potato balls in either cocoa powder or powdered sugar.

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