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Decadent Chocolate Truffles

Prep Time30 mins
Cooling and Chilling2 hrs
Course: Candy, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Truffles
Servings: 8 dozen (.3 ounce each)
Author: Jurga

Special Equipment

Ingredients

Truffles

  • 18 ounces good quality semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips, (about 3 cups) I use Ghirardelli
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk, NOT evaporated milk
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 Tablespoons coffee liqueur or espresso coffee, I like to use Kahlua

Coatings

  • An assortment of flaked coconut, chocolate sprinkles, colored sprinkles, unsweetened cocoa, toasted chopped nuts, or colored sugar decorations in various pie plates or small glass bowls.

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan on low heat melt semi-sweet chocolate with the condensed milk and stir until well blended.
  • Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and coffee flavoring.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture into a 2-quart baking dish and refrigerate for about 1 hour.
  • Remove dish from the refrigerator and stir to make sure the chocolate is slightly cooled and no longer warm (chocolate should be soft enough to be able to roll in the coating).
  • Using a melon baller or 1-inch cookie scoop, scoop the chocolate and lightly shape into 1-inch balls by rolling between the palms of your hands (I like to weigh the chocolate to .3 ounces each so the candies are uniform).
  • Roll each truffle in the desired coating until well covered.
  • Place the coated truffles on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.¬†
  • Chill 1 hour or until firm.
  • ¬†Store tightly in a covered container. Truffles will last for up to six months if refrigerated.

Notes

Gr8 Gift Idea:

Place each truffle in individual 1" baking cups. Then place an assortment of truffles in any small box or decorative container lined with colored tissue paper to showcase your treats!

Gr8 Tip:

For optional flavorings, substitute the coffee flavoring with Chambord for a raspberry flavor or, for orange flavor, use orange extract and Grand Marnier.
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