Chocolate Truffles

December 19, 2011 § 1 Comment

As I’m posting these Christmas treat recipes, I am so glad I included the 4 major food groups: chocolate chips, marshmallows, candy canes, and sugar. (Someone just watched Elf…)

These chocolate truffles have been a traditional holiday treat in my family for a long time. They are super delicious and super easy! My brother was always the best at making these. He would make one, put three in his mouth, make another one. His sisters neevvvver did that…

We always just made chocolate ones, but this year I got a little creative. If you like chocolate + something else, you could really add any flavor into these. I made 1/3 plain chocolate, added peppermint extract to 1/3 and put peanut butter in 1/3. All three were awesome- if you like orange/chocolate, I bet orange zest would be good too. But you definitely can’t go wrong with plain chocolate.

Makes about 150….large cheese puff sized truffles. Fancy measurement standards huh?

Ingredients

  • 18 oz chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 T vanilla
  • Optional:  toppings of choice (sprinkles, chopped nuts, crushed peppermints, powdered sugar, colored sugar, etc.)
  • Other: wax paper, decorative mini cupcake cups

Recipe

In a saucepan, melt the chocolate chips with the condensed milk on low heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in the vanilla. When everything is melted, let it cool (either out or in the fridge) completely. If you are doing flavors, separate the chocolate into however many flavors you are doing.  Something like peanut butter will need to be mixed on the stove so that it can melt, while extracts can be mixed in while the chocolate is still warm.

Put your toppings out in little dishes.

You can make these as big or small as you want to. Roll some chocolate into a ball and roll in one of the toppings. If you’d like, these look really pretty in little mini muffin cups. My mom does it like that, but I was lazy this year. To distinguish my flavors, I rolled the PB ones in peanuts, mint chocolate ones in peppermints, and plain chocolate ones in sprinkles/powdered sugar.

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