White Chocolate Macadamia Truffles

1/3 cup 35% cream
11 ounces white chocolate, chopped very fine
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 to 2/3 cups grilled macadamia nuts, chopped very fine
30 to 35 grilled macadamia nuts, whole

In a small heavy saucepan, heat the cream almost until boiling (do not boil). Remove from heat and stir in white chocolate. Let sit for 2 minutes, then stir with a wire whisk until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in butter; mix well. Pour mixture into a bowl and refrigerate 1 hour or until mixture is firm but malleable. Place chopped macadamia nuts in a small bowl; set aside. Measure out 1 teaspoon of chocolate mixture and cover a macadamia nut completely with this mixture. Roll in chopped nuts, then place in a paper candy cup. Repeat until all truffles are made. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. Remove from refrigerator 20 minutes before serving.

Note: Translated from the French from "Le Guide Cuisine" magazine.

Servings: 30

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