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12 Days of Goodies: Chocolate Truffles

2010 December 25
by Alicia

:: Day 12 of the 12 Days of Christmas Goodies 2010 ::
Truffles are a great holiday treat.  They’re bite-sized and perfect for sharing.  Not only are these truffles delicious, they are also super simple to put together.

Chocolate Truffles

These truffles are so easy to make!  You only need three ingredients.

The Lineup

Melt together the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk.  You can do this either on the stovetop over low heat, or in the microwave.  If you use the microwave, I recommend microwaving about 30 seconds at a time at half power.  Stir, then microwave again until it’s all melted.

Milk & Chocolate

Ready to Melt

Stir

After it’s all melted, add the vanilla extract and stir again until it’s well-combined.  At this point, the consistency very much reminds me of homemade fudge.  Stick the chocolate in the fridge for a couple hours for it to cool.

Chocolate

Once the chocolate has chilled, roll it into balls.  I use my handy cookie scoop so they are uniform in size.  For me, this produces about 4 dozen truffles.  You can make them a little smaller, however, and get at least 2 dozen more out of this recipe.

Rolled

After it’s all rolled into balls, you can decorate them in any fashion you choose.  Roll in cocoa powder (traditional coating), powdered sugar, sprinkles, dip in candy coating, etc.  You can be as creative as you please!

Cocoa

Dipped

Chocolate Truffles
Adapted from Eagle Brand

3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Melt chocolate chips and condensed milk in a saucepan over low heat until melted.  For microwave, melt 30 seconds at a time at half power until melted, stirring between each heating.  Stir in vanilla extract.  Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.  Roll into balls and in toppings, such as cocoa powder, powdered sugar, colored sugars, etc.  Alternately, truffles can be dipped in melted candy coating.  Store in refrigerator until serving.

Makes 4 to 6 dozen truffles.

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