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Caramel Truffles

 Caramel Truffles
These candies disappear as fast as I can make them. The five-ingredient microwave recipe is easy and fun to make. When drizzled with white almond bark and packaged with ribbon, they make a pretty gift. -Charlotte Midthun Granite Falls, Minnesota
15 ServingsPrep: 1 hour + chilling

Ingredients

  • 26 caramels
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1-1/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Directions

  • Line an 8-in. square dish with plastic wrap; set aside. In a
  • microwave-safe bowl, combine the caramels, milk chocolate chips and
  • cream. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1 minute; stir. Microwave 1
  • minute longer, stirring every 15 seconds or until caramels are
  • melted and mixture is smooth. Spread into prepared dish; refrigerate
  • for 1 hour or until firm.
  • Using plastic wrap, lift candy out of pan. Cut into 30 pieces; roll
  • each piece into a 1-in. ball. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or
  • until firm.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt semi-sweet chips and shortening; stir
  • until smooth. Dip caramels in chocolate; allow excess to drip off.
  • Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Refrigerate until firm.
  • Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 2 truffles equals 219 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 55 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.