Cookie Dough Truffles Recipe
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1-1/2 pounds dark chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped
- 1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour, alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.
- 2. Shape into 1-in. balls; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Loosely cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until firm.
- 3. In a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Dip balls in coating; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes. If desired, remelt remaining candy coating and drizzle over candies. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 5-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Eating raw or uncooked flour may cause food-borne illnesses.
2 each: 240 calories, 12g fat (8g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 46mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
Reviews for Cookie Dough Truffles
"can't i roasted the flour first if i can't eat raw flour ?"
"I left out the walnuts but thought these turned out great even without them. This is just like eating cookie dough and the kids and grown ups love it!"
"Instructions were fine I made them for the first time and all went well. My only problem is they are tricky to coat. Being at room temperature for several minutes made them get softer. What I did was drop a cookie dough ball or several and roll around inside the chocolate coating then place on waxed paper using a fork. These will make good snacks or gifts. With the leftover chocolate you can put peanuts or almonds and make clusters or chocolate coated peanuts. Nice recipe, will always consider whenever I have chocolate candy coating available.Edit: Roll them in finely chopped almonds or another nut after coating. It really adds to it if you like that"
"These candies are wonderful to give as gifts during the holidays. Always include the recipe."
"I thought these were too sweet. Think I'll go with dark chocolate chips for the coating next time. I followed the suggestion of using a cookie scoop and then shaping the balls after refrigerTion.n. I am curious how people dipped them. I used a toothpick, which worked OK but left an opening in the coating. I then covered the opening with the re-melted chocolate."
"We've been making these for years and they are always a hit. The kids love to help. Like apeeples said, wet your hands or pop the dough in the fridge for awhile before rolling. We've never had any problems. We do just dip the tops, and not the full ball, so that makes the coating process easier."
"These are SO good, and do taste just like cookie dough! The dough is sticky, but I didn't have any trouble rolling them - just wet my hands and them into balls, refrigerated them for an hour or so and then dipped them in chocolate (I added a small amount of shortening to my chocolate to make it easier to dip). Very easy and delicious recipe!"
"the dough is VERY sticky.....impossible to roll into balls without first chilling........they warm up to room temp too quickly while trying to dip in chocolate and quickly become too soft to work with, requiring re-refrigeration before continuing with the dipping process. I don't consider this a 'bad' recipe....but the instructions are, to say the least, incomplete. and to say that they are easy to make and then give bad instructions is a 'recipe for disaster'."
"These have become my husband's favorite treat, and I love them, too. I have made them several times since I first saw the recipe in 2005. We keep them in the freezer, and you can eat them directly from the freezer, no thawing necessary. The dough is soft, especially if you use fat-free condensed milk like I do. Just mound spoonfuls on the wax paper like drop cookies. By the time the cookie sheet is full, the mounds will have hardened slightly, enough for you to move them around to make room for others. Don't worry about the shape until after refrigerating them. Then, roll them into balls. It is best to keep the balls in the refrigerator and only remove a dozen or so at a time to coat them in chocolate. I use chocolate chips instead of candy coating--I usually use half semi-sweet and half dark chocolate chips (60% cacao). It takes approximately 2 1/2 cups of chocolate chips total. I get around 4 dozen truffles."
"The recipe seemed simple, but it was difficult to form the balls of truffle mixture. It was messy and they didn't stay together very well. Any suggestions? What did you use to form the balls?"
"I make cookies for our church's Christmas Eve services every year. I saw this recipe and decided to try it. Every one who tried them Christmas Eve liked them and had their friends try one also! Our pastor's daughter even tweeted about them. (My family was happy I set some aside for them to enjoy early!)I think next time I make them, I will freeze them before dipping. I took out a small amount to dip, but if they got warm, they were hard to work with."
"I make these every year for Christmas. They are a huge hit."
"Did not like. There was too much of a flour taste. Hated to spend all of that money on the ingredients."
"This is my signature Christmas candy! It tastes wonderful and is a perfect gift. I have made these for years and will continue to do so."
"perfect pms food."
"I first made these truffles many years back, when they were first published in Taste of Home magazine. My family and friends love them. I also made these truffles a few times for office gatherings and they were always a hit! I have been making them to add to my Christmas cookie trays ever since. I did not have trouble forming the balls of dough - I used a small cookie scoop, which was perfect, and the truffles were uniform in size. When I make these for Easter, I coat the truffles in white and pastel chocolate (pink, yellow, green, lavender). These truffles are wonderful!"
"I made these and they are AMAZING. I had to leave out the nuts, so I just doubled the mini chocolate chips. :)"
"Remember this calls for CONDENSED MILK, NOT EVAPORATED MILK. I have a feeling at least one reviewer used evaporated milk. When recipe is followed correctly it can't help but turn out well."
"What can I use instead of the condensed milk? I can't get that in this corner of the world. I prefer a non-dairy option but any suggestions are welcome! TIA"
"I have made these for years. FABULOUS & you can't eat just one."
"I made these this morning and declare these a winner. They were easy to prepare and I left them in the fridge for an hour and they were ready for dipping. Be frugal with the dipping chocolate. I ended up with five cookie balls with no chocolate but that's okay. I quickly ate them. I will definitely be making this recipe again and again. I highly recommend this recipe as a Volunteer Field Editor for Taste of Home."
"So disappointing...my 10 year old daughter & I began to make these for my daughter's birthday ,at school, at 5 PM on a Sunday evening since the recipe said "easy" and this is what she wanted but the "dough" was too thin..added more flour as the reviewers suggested but then dough had a "floury" taste. Finally got them in the freezer but when we pulled them out they were hard to dip and just got harder as they began to melt into a "cookie" shape. They are in the freezer now but I give up. Too much work and there is no way they will keep their shape and not melt by the time she gets to school, even as a "pop". I hate to see her face in the morning...she will be devastated and there is no way I can make something else at midnight. I have never given a bad review before but this recipe is the worst!"
"I made these yesterday?EASIEST thing I made in a long time! So delicious too. It tastes like cookie dough to me minus the eggs. Great recipe."
"I've been making these for years - everytime I make them someone raves these are the best ever"
"Great! I agree with several of the below comments that the size of these truffles is a bit too large. I made mine about half an inch in diameter. The "cookie dough" really does taste like cookie dough and there is no egg in it. I love this because I love cookie dough but am allergic to eggs. I froze my truffles for about 10 minutes after I shaped them and they came out quite well. I had a little trouble dipping, because I don't do a lot of dipping, but these taste really good."
"These are a holiday favorite!"
"I tried a new cookie Dough Truffles this year, this one, since the recipe I used last year was too dry; however, I found this recipe to be very difficult to handle. I had to add substantially more flour to the recipe. Would it be better to use the measurements provided, except maybe decrease the condensed milk rather than to have to increase the amount of flour so much?"
"I have made these every year since the recipe came out. They are always requested as a "new favorite" ! Now my children, 16, 18 and 21 are making them for their friends at the holidays as well. My children's former school teachers even ask if they can still have truffles for Christmas as "alum teachers"...these are "that" good!"
"I love these truffles. easy and delicious."
"Love these things. I make a batch and throw them in a freezer bag and pull a few out when I need a fix!"
"These are awesome. My daughter's favorite candies. I wish we made them more often!"
"This looked so good I made a double batch for gifts, what a mistake. They had a flour taste, not a good "cookie dough" flavor."
"beyond tasty and satisfies my sweet tooth - easy to make!"
"The first time I made this recipe, we fell in love with it. It is not difficult to make, just time consuming. Over the years, I have used this recipe and varied ingredients. It is easy to change up. Oreo truffles, banana split truffles, peppermint, and the list goes on. Thank you to the creator!!!"
"Made these as gifts years ago. Plan to make them again this year! They are so delicious!!"
"All-purpose flour is: "A combination of hard and soft wheat is milled to produce all-purpose flour. The resulting medium protein content (between 9% and 12%) offers just the right balance of strength and tenderness for the everyday baker to make chewy breads, delicate tarts and everything in between."Replacements or substitutes for all purpose flour are:1 cup + 2 tbsp sifted cake flour = 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour;1 cup minus 2 tbsp unsifted flour = 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour;1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs = 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour;3/4 cup whole wheat flour or bran flour + 1/2 cup all purpose flour;1 cup rye or rice flour; 1/4 cup soybean flour + 3/4 cup all-purpose flour"
"We love these! I make them frequently."
"These turned out great! I rolled half of the balls in cocoa powder, and drizzled the other half with melted chocolate (like in the main picture) and my coworkers & husband loved them.**I did make a few changes, though:- I added a little bit more flour to thicken it up; about 1/4 cup.- I did not use walnuts.- For the chocolate coating: I used 16oz unsweetened bakers chocolate, mixed with 1 1/3 C sugar, to dip/coat the dough balls. In seeing other reviews that noted the finished product was too sweet, I did this to make the coating less sweet (simply add more sugar or use a straight forward sweetened chocolate if you like the sweeter coating.)- I made the balls smaller; about 1/2" compared to 1" as the recipe says. I think 1" would be too much and too rich.I think the combination of making them smaller with a less-sweet coating worked very well. I will definitely use this recipe (with the few minor changes) again!"
"I have made these several times. Everyone loves them!"
"Way too sweet for our tastes. Dough was difficult to work with."
"Big hit with everyone! Very easy to make."
"The taste was great but the texture was impossible to work with when making balls and dipping in chocolate even after freezing for a day!"
"Great Recipe just what we were looking for! I used about half as much vanilla as called for which made it less sweeter and able to eat more =) Also I recommend cleaning off your hands every few truffles it makes it much easier to make forum the shape because the dough has nothing to stick to! Hope this helps!"
"Loved the taste of these truffles, however, very sticky and messy to make into balls. I used a lot of flour just to form the balls."
"Make them smaller than you think. They are super rich, but delicious in small portions, plus no eggs!"
"Tasted okay, but the consistency of the "dough" was more like a batter. Even after freezing, it was impossible to keep in the shape of a ball for dipping. As soon as it began to warm to room temperature, the balls flattend out into cookies. It just wasn't worth the time I had to spend trying to make them."
"The kids and I made these candies and they LOVED them. I'm not the biggest fan of cookie dough, but these were yummy. I would suggest making them small and allowing time for chilling in the fridge or freezer. If you want to see my photos, I posted them on my blog....http://fromchapelhilltochickenville.blogspot.com/2012/01/cookie-dough-truffles.html"
"Raw flour, NO. I did the original recipe and had a terrible time forming the truffles(as did Paula Deen if you watch that episode carefully). The dough had to be frozen in order to make the balls. So I did it again but substituted coarsely ground 'krispy rice cereal' for the flour. I also added some oatmeal. That did the trick; I could shape the balls easily and dipping was a breeze. Lorraine in Wyoming"
"easy to make, but need to make sure to make little balls, too big and they are too much to handle!"
"Loved these! I would make them a little smaller and use milk chocolate for the outer shell, but that's just a personal thing."
"My hubby actually made these to share with family and friends. They have gone over really well. I agree, they would be better coated with real chocolate, but the almond bark is so easy. I think I will try them next time using the Ghiradelli chocolate as suggested below. My hubby managed to get over 7 dozen truffles from this recipe! All in all, it's a keeper!"
"Awesome! I printed this recipe out nearly a year ago, and just made them today because I knew when I did, they would be deadly delicious (and fattening, etc.). They did not disappoint!"
"These truffles have hit the spot with all our guests this holiday season. I dipped some in white chocolate and they were just as good. They are rich so little balls are best when rolling the truffles. I placed mine in the freezer for 30 minutes and then dipped them. This worked out great!"
"Every time I make these, I get asked for the recipe. easy and yummy."
"I found this recipe a few years ago. I make them every year for the holidays to put in gift baskets. They are always a big hit!"
"This was somewhat of an easy recipe but a bit time consuming.. at least for this novice in the kitchen :) The dough was much easier to roll into balls after chilling/freezing for awhile. I'll have to practice on my chocolate dipping skills buts mine don't look like the pictures but they do taste great!!"
"These are great! Just gave them to my co-workers and they all want the recipe!"
"this was a somewhat easy recipe, the dough mix does come out wet and sticky and hard to work with. so what i did after i mix the choclolate chips and nuts i spooned the dough off on the sheet and stuck it n the freezer for just a couple min. then got it out to roll into 1 inch balls. it was just stiff enough to do, then i put it back n the freezer long enough to chop up the chocolate and melt n the microwave. by the time it was done the dough was stiff enough to work with n the chocloate and since it was well chilled n the freezer the chocolate started to set and harden on the dough while i was doing the rest of the dough. by the time i was done the truffles were good and hard enough to eat because the dough was cold. since i did that it only took about an hour total to make. and my kids love them."
""How long are they good for out of refrigerator??They could sit out for a holiday party and be fine, you just don't want to store them on the counter like you would some other cookies or chocolate."
"Im planning on making this for Christmas gifts, but it says to store in refrierator....how long are they good for out of refrigerator?? I dont want to get anyone sick"
"I was in a hurry to mix the dough, and didn't cream the butter & sugar very well. The sugar was a little grainy - I was worried they were a flop. The dough was also soft even after refrigerating for several hours. I stored them in the refrigerator, where my husband discovered them. He loved them! They were even better after being refrigerated for several days. Next year, I plan to make a variety of truffles, and definitely include this recipe among them."
"this recipe was so easy, and everyone loved them!"
"<p>I made these for my Christmas cookie exchange one year, and since than have been told by everyone that I am no longer aloud to make anything else. Only things I do different are add an extra 1/2 cup of flour chill in the freezer for 1/2 hr, roll into the 1 inch balls than freeze for another hour before dipping in choc.These are wonderful and easy to make.</p>"
"It was impossible to roll this dough - too wet and sticky. Dipping them was a nightmare so I stopped after the first eight. The dough really does taste good. I'm going to make the recipe again, but try spreading the dough in a pan and then pouring melted chocolate on top. I think this will make a better bowl dessert than a truffle."
"We LOVE chocolate and cookie dough but.......these turned out very chewy/gummy. The texture did not remind us of cookie dough but the flavor did. I had to refrigerate for some time before I could roll them. They were so sticky.I could never get them into a ball, they went flat. Threw the rest away."
"These are very good. I didn't think they were easy. It took many more hours than I anticipated to make a double recipe. Very time consuming. Not sure if I'll make them again. I don't have 4+ hours to spend on one recipe."
"Everyone loved these! So simple to make -- lots of WOW! for a little effort! These will be a regular for us at Christmas."
"Awesome! I make these every year at Christmas!"
"Made these the first time last year, and will be making again and again... In a tin for Christmas gifts!! :)"
"Sugar is too grainy in these and they're not very good. I won't be making these again."
"I haven't made this yet, but wondered if "ehselman" used evaporated milk instead of sweetened condensed? It wouldn't be as thick and might explain why they didn't set up."
"I'm leary about eating uncooked flour??? can you taste it at all????"
"These tasted great, but why didn't the cookie dough part set? I couldn't roll them into a ball like it says. And then when I tried to dip them in the choc. they were free form and wouldn't hold any shape at all. They taste great, but I had to modify what these looked like. They wound up being cookie dough truffle cookies with choc. on top and bottom and they were flat."
"These are great!! Every time I make them I have to print out a couple copies of the recipe because someone always wants a copy!!"
"These are awesome to take to potlucks or office gatherings and since there's no egg they can stand for quite a bit."
"These are in my xmas tins every year. I do make the dough in mid nov and freeze in balls. Dipping begins in dec."
"The cookie dough was a little too sweet for me but everyone else absolutely loved them!"
"These are so good they are relegated to be made only during the holidays!"
"These are so good they are relegated to be made only during the holidays!"
"these were delish! but i would def refrigerate them longer than the recipe calls for. they tasted better the next day!"
"These were a hit at my family's Memorial day picnic."
"These were a hit at my family's Memorial day picnic."
"These are amazing--I have been making these since they first appeared in TOH. I always get compliments on these and everyone asks for the recipe! At potlucks, the platter always comes home empty!!"
"This impressed my dad who is a pastry chef. I had to tell many people that there was no eggs in the truffle because most people thought it was actual cookie dough."
"We loved these. My husband couldn't stop eating them."
"This has become one of our family's favorites! I make 2-3 batches every holiday season, and our sons and their friends line up to get their own personal supply of them. We LOVE them! Delicious! Great recipe!"
"I saw this recipe when I went to the cooking school. I knew that I had to try and LOVE IT!!! I have made it several times and everyone loves it. There are so many ways that you can adjust this recipe to suit your tastes."
"These truffles are amazing. They taste just like cookie dough. I left out the walnuts and used a heaping 1/2 cup of chocolate chips for a more pure chocolate chip cookie dough flavor. I only needed 1 pound of the candy coating (I didn't make decorative drizzles on top of the truffles). I used Merckens dark chocolate candy coating, which was very good. Everyone who's tried them loves them."
"I've made these as Christmas presents for several years and everyone raves about them! Several suggestions, however -- unless you love walnuts, skip them; and always use the best chocolate you can find (Ghirardelli or Cadbury are my personal faves). Hershey's and the chocolate melts are too waxy and have a grainier texture. I also prefer the taste when dark brown sugar, rather than light brown sugar, is used. Yum!"
"For someone who really loves raw cookie dough, these truffles were absolute perfection - until they were dipped in the chocolate coating. Then they became too rich, and the extra chocolate actually detracted from the cookie dough "experience". I may opt to go the uglier route and not coat them at all, to have a better-tasting final product."
"This recipe has been one of my favorites for a few years. My family starts eating them before I dip them in chocolate."
"OMG These were amazing! Don't change anything! We dipped some in white and some in semisweet chocolate and drizzled them with the opposite color. THEY ROCKED!"
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"This is just wonderful! I made it especially for my mother-in-law and she just about rolled in them. !! :-D"
"I have been making these at Christmas for years. Everyone loves them and they are sooo delicious. Linda, La Mirada. Ca."
"I discovered these this past fall at a Taste of Home Cooking Show. I made them for a bake sale at the office. Huge hit! Wasn't sure just how many truffles it would make so I made a double recipe. I did work myself to death, but when I made them for Christmas I did a single batch, that was much easier to handle. Again another huge hit."
"This recipe is such a hit anywhere I bring it! I skip the walnuts. Yum! Yum!"
"These are absolutely awesome. I made them last Christmas for the 1st time and they only last 2 days! I've made them several times since last year and they are my 5 grandchildren's favorite! They even requested them when they came for the 4th of July!"
"My mother-in-law made this for Christmas this year. They are wonderful! My husband calls them addictive because you can't eat just one!"
"I will make them again but substitute unsalted finely crushes soda crackers for the raw flour and I also added coconut and oatmeal to my mix to be able to roll them into balls. I also chilled the dough in the freezer for a couple hours to stiffen the dough even more."
"I would not make this again with the contents the author used. I have looked for this recipe for a long time. I was disappointed in the difficulty rolling them up, the raw flour taste, etc. I WILL"
"I have made these every year since 2005 and get rave reviews every year."
"These truffles were awesome!! Friends couldn't believe I made them - they thought they were purchased at a fancy candy store. Will definitely make again - easy and yummy!"
"We don't bake them at all????"
"Everyone loved these!!! And I WILL make them again!!!~ Susan"
"cookie Dough Truffles = YUM!Don't make these if you are on a diet. You won't be able to stop eating them."
"I have made this recipe for the last 5 years and it is a family favorite. This year I used hickory nuts instead of walnuts which made them even yummier!"
"This are so delicious. Rich, but delicious. Make these for the holiday's. My family and friends love them."
"I made this a few years ago and they were the best. My husband nicknamed them "Sugar Bombs" It has been a favorite every year. We will be giving them as gifts this year."
"I make these truffles all the time! They are loved by everyone and frequently requested. I find that using a full can of condensed milk makes them too sweet; so I only use half and people like them even more this way.I also mix almond bark coating chocolate with unsweetened baking chocolate to make a thinner coating (downside, in the summer they melt faster).To coat the truffles I do things a little differently, but they come out perfectly coated. I drop the truffle into the bowl of chocolate and use a fork to lift it out; then I tap the side of the fork with a spoon so the excess chocolate drips off, then just slide the truffle onto wax paper. It makes virtually no mess!"
"Anyone have any tips on how to coat in chocolate without making a mess? Mine are great but definitely not as pretty. I used almond bark like many other bakers. Loved them...but omitted nuts like so many others and I made less balls the 66, I may try to make more balls next time."
"These were super simple to make (once I figured out how to coat in the chocolate, Iv'e never made candy or anything before). I couldn't get over how much they actually taste like cookie dough. I did half white chocolate and half milk instead of the dark, then piped the opposite colors...they came out not only yummy but beautiful too. My father-in-law couldn't stop eating them"
"I made these for a church function, and they were the first item gone! I have made them the last 4 years during the holidays and everyone wants the recipe. Simple and easy to make. If you have the time, try this recipe-- they are so good! My family begs me to make these every year from Thanksgiving - New Years."
"Made these this year for my annual candy basket for the people that my husband works with - will definitely make them again next year! Great recipe."
"I never put the nuts in these--much more like true cookie dough without them. You can stretch this to 70-80 pieces depending on the size. Perfecto!"
"These are amazing and taste just like cookie dough!"
"I make this with my kids every year...so easy and they love them!"
"I have made these and I am making them again for Christmas presents"
"My 13 year old granddaughter made these and our family loved them. Everyone wants this recipe. easy for anyone to make. No changes required."
"I made this recipe and even forgot to add the vanilla, so I'm sure it would've been even better. I am going to give them as gifts for Christmas. Mine don't look like the picture, but I used chocolate chips instead of the candy coating chocolate recommended. It may not have melted as well, but they taste great."
"This recipe has become a favorite among family and friends. I last made these for a bridal shower (because they are the bride's favorite treat) and the guests absolutely RAVED! One guest said, "I don't know how I'm going to live my life without these now that I've tasted them. I have to have the recipe!" They're easy and everyone loves them!"
"These have been a favorate in my family for a few years now and everyone has been asking for them again this year, so off to make a few more batches I go!"
"My friends really liked these. I think maybe next time I will try a tad more vanilla."
"These were excellent, I omitted the nuts because my hubby is not a fan, and used regular milk chocolate chips instead of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips. I also just used melted milk chocolate chips with some shortening to thin it out instead of the candy coating. I do recommend refridgerating the dough before trying to roll it into balls - makes it much easier. Husband gobbled them up within two days and has requested I make more for Christmas!"
"These are fantastic. The only problem I found was the dough was too soft. The next time I will start with 1/2 can of the condensed milk instead of pouring the whole can in. They are difinitely a keeper.."
"I have made this recipe since finding it in the Taste of Home Magazine a few years ago. Every time I make it they disappear almost immediately with a request for more. I leave the nuts out as I have allergies to deal with but does not hamper the taste nor the outcome. I also decorate with white and chocolate drizzle and colored sugars. They also make great gifts or for candy trays for potlucks. I will be making a big batch for giving this year for sure."
"My kids wouldn't quit eating them!"
"These are really good, but extremely rich!!! I recommend refrigerating the dough before trying to roll it into balls."
"oops, I meant Paula Dean made these this morning, I thought it was her recipe."
"I saw her make these this morning on Food Network, can't wait for payday to buy the stuff and make them. Yum."
"My girls and I made these together for one of their birthday celebrations . We had so much fun. This recipe is real kid friendly. You will have a blast making these with your children. They taste ever so good. Yummy !!!"
"I just watched Paula Dean make these same cookies. Although I think that putting the bowl of dough in the fridge first is a much better idea, Paula just dipped her hands in flour before she rolled each one. Makes them easier to handle. I can't wait to try these."
"cookie Dough Truffles.Cannot tell you how many people requested this recipe. Took them many places, and if they ate one, they wanted the recipe.I did not coat the entire cookie, just spooned some coating on each one. Also, I couldn't form the last batch I made, so just covered the bowl of dough and stuck it in the fridge. The next day, it was easier to form the balls and they could be coated immediately - my way to do it from now on."
"These are wonderful! A little bit of effort, but so good to eat they are worth it. A tin of candy makes a wonderful gift, we usually make several batches at Christmas time."
"I added a step that makes rolling the dough a little easier. After the dough is mixed, I drop teaspoonfuls of dough onto the wax paper. Then I put this into the fridge for about 20 minutes, then roll the balls before putting them into the freezer for an hour."
"These are absolutely wonderful! They are easy to make but do refrigerate them before forming the balls. They are very sticky-I didn't and I had trouble forming the balls. Freeze them at this point as they still are too soft to dip in the chocolate. They start to loose their shape when dipped in the warm chocolate. I used chocolate chips because that's all I had and that worked fine. I also added a tablespoon of solid shortening to make it flow a little easier. A keeper for sure."
"I gave these out as gifts this year and EVERYONE loved them!"
"When you make this recipe, refrigerate the dough at least two hours before trying to form into balls. It is too sticky to work with immediately. My family loved this recipe!"
"I did not like them. The cookie dough was too sticky to roll into balls. I followed the recipe but I'm not sure if I did something wrong."
"This recipe is great. I have made them several times and each time I have to give out the recipe card because people want to have it. I made them for my cookie exchange for two years and they were the ones voted best in show!"
"I used the coating from teh caramel truffles which is 1 1/3 c semisweet choc chips and 1 tbl shortening, that worked just fine,"
"In a pinch, if all you have in the house is chocolate chips, melt them with a few tablespoons of vegetable oil or shortening for a smooth consistency and shine."
"seems like a great recipe, but please TOH clarify semisweet candy coating, it does not exist, I'm goin to try it with milk chocolate coating, my melted choc chips don't seem to be working."
" O K, first off, I don't think you are a Bozo. There are lots of names for coatings out there. The candy coating I believe they are refering to is by Wilton, called Candy Melts. The good thing about these are, that you can get them in lots of colors. You can usually find this at Wal-Mart in the wedding pan section ( usually close to the fabrics ). Any way you could very easily still use almond bark or any type melted coating you prefer and these would come out just fine.You can also find the Candy Melts in a store such as Michaels or Hobby Lobby Looking at the time you posted, I am assuming you are also a late night person."
"...I'm REALLY confused! I didn't understand the "candy coating." ...Reading the 2 Comments preceding this, I'm still confused. Would someone kindly explain/advise?! (Normally, I'm not a "Bozo!")Tku! F."
"Sometimes it is called chocolate wafers. If you go to where they sell candy making supplies they will know exactly what you need. Almond bark is not the same thing, although it can be made with the melted wafers/candy coating."
"Someone correct me if I am wrong but isn't Almond Bark the same thing? I used it when I couldn't find candy coating once and it turned out as expected."
"What is candy coating? Where do I get it?"
"Also, I leave out the nuts because my family prefers them without. Still fabulous."
"I agree! Refrig or freeze the dough mixture before dipping. Works so much easier. You can get as many of as few of these as you'd like by adjusting how small the dough balls are."
"This is a fabulous recipe! If you're planning a large get together... they freeze wonderfully, too. Just let them thaw a little before serving. Also, by replacing the mini chocolate chips with crushed oreos, you can create a cookies 'n' cream truffle as well."
"This is one of the most requested recipes I make. They are very rich. Helps to freeze the dough balls before dipping in chocolate."
"These are awesome! As with most things chocolate, a pinch of salt really helps to make them perfect. Thanks for sharing, everyone loves these."