1/2 cup Sun-Maid Natural Raisins
2 tbsp orange-flavored liqueur
8-ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup warmed whipping cream
1 egg yolk
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Finely chopped walnuts or unsweetened cocoa powder or melted chocolate
In food processor or blender jar, combine raisins and liqueur. Coarsely chop raisins; set aside.
In heavy saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate and butter.
Combine whipping cream, egg yolk and vanilla; gradually blend into chocolate mixture.
Stir in raisin mixture.
Place mixture over ice water; stir until completely cool and slightly thickened. Beat 20 to 30 seconds.
Cover; refrigerate until firm.
Form mixture into 30 small balls; roll each in finely chopped walnuts or cocoa powder.
Or, to dip in melted chocolate, refrigerate balls until chilled. Dip balls one at a time, turning to coat all sides.
Place on waxed paper.
Let stand until chocolate is set.