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Cherry Filled Cocoa Truffles Recipe

This homemade candy recipe might be the best kept secret for gourmet desserts!

These cherry filled candies are incredibly fine and are sure to impress your guests for any special occasion.


Chocolate Candy Recipe - A homemade candy recipe that is authentically Romanian

 Preparation time: 1 hour

Makes: 25-30 candies (1 cookie per serving)


  • 250g (9 oz) sweet crackers (animal crackers are the best)
  • 250 g (9 oz) sugar
  • 100 g ( 4 oz) butter
  • 50 g ( 2 oz) cocoa
  • 150 g (6 oz) grounded walnuts
  • 120 ml (½ cup ) milk
  • maraschino cherries
  • rum extract and vanilla sugar


  1. Finely crush the animal crackers.
  2. Mix and beat the sugar with cocoa and butter.
  3. Add the grounded walnuts and mix everything well.
  4. Warm the milk and pour on the crushed crackers.
  5. Mix all the ingredients
  6. Form candies using a tea spoon. Press in the middle and put a cherry inside each candy. Then make a little ball and roll in cocoa, coconut or sugar.


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