Thursday, March 17, 2011

Easy Truffles

    Traditionally,truffles are made by melting cream and chocolate together,and adding a variety of flavors.In this recipe,sweetened condensed milk is used instead,and it makes a sweet,rich truffle.The mixture may be made ahead of time,making it a great treat for entertaining,or even gift giving.The truffles keep well in the refrigerator for at least a week.

18 oz. chocolate chips(semi-sweet or milk,or a combination,it's your choice)
1 14oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla
optional toppings such as sprinkles,nuts,coconut,etc.

In a double boiler,melt the chocolate and sweetened condensed milk,stirring occasionally until smooth.Let the mixture cool,then refrigerate for at least one hour.
  Remove the mixture from the refrigerator,and roll into balls.Immediately roll into your topping of choice.If not serving immediately,keep refrigerated.
***Again,the chocolate mixture may be melted using a microwave,but I prefer a double boiler.
***I used a few drops of green food coloring to make the coconut a light shade of green.

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