Recipe by USA WEEKEND columnist Pam Anderson
"One basic recipe with a variety of liqueurs and coatings to choose from."
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good-quality semi- or bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 (14 ounce) can
sweetened condensed milk
Your choice of flavoring (see below)
Your choice of coating (see below)
I felt the same as the other 3-the recipe would not set up and all I had was chocolate goo-then I added a cup of sifted powdered sugar and put it in the refrigerator for an hour (this was after two hours sitting on the counter in a covered bowl. When I started to roll the balls it wasn't too bad. I was able to scoop out the balls put them in the fridge for a short while, then I rolled them in the goodies. They were a hit at the party. I think the next time I would use about 2/3 the amount of unsalted butter and a cup of the powdered sugar. They really were delicious.
I can tell you exactly why this recipe doesn't set up. You should follow the recipe WITHOUT the butter. Melt any chocolate you like at 12 ounces with one can of sweetened condensed milk on low heat. After it's mixed add your flavoring and refrigerate for 2-3 hours. Then make the balls and coat in whatever you like. That's how this recipe is supposed to work.
ok, so i did EXACTLY what the recipe said, but it didn't firm up... either i used the wrong kind of shortening or something, but all i have is a yummy gooey mess, that would be perfect inside of a cake! it doesn't firm up right... sorry.
what ever you do don't try the coffee! it turns out a disaster, the others aren't much better! if you want truffels turn around now and find another recipe
I made this for christmas presents and gave a small batch as samples and they were gone in less than an hour. They didi not believe that they were homemade. I skipped the butter, and dipped them in chocolate almond bark for a crispy outside texture awesome i am in the process of making another bathch to serve with my christmas dessert platter.
this is my second christmas using this recipe. i love it. i use soymilk and margarine instead of butter and milk, and they turned out great.
i made one batch with baileys and rolled them in cocoa, and another batch with coconut milk then rolled them in coconut.
they're always a big hit. :)
These didnt firm up for me, but they tasted great, more chocolate is needed.
This recipe turned out perfect! Not too sweet but just right. To let this have time to sit we just put it outside in the cold winter, mold them, and roll them in powdered sugar and itwas perfect!!!!!!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Easy Chocolate Truffles
Serving Size: 1/48 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 48
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 48
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