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Easy Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Easy Chocolate Truffles Recipe

My children and I often make these super-easy chocolate balls during the holiday season to dress up our cookie trays and gift baskets. For added color, the balls can be rolled in nonpareils, sprinkles or ground nuts.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups (24 ounce) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Colored nonpareils and sprinkles

Directions

  • 1. In a microwave or heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Stir in milk, almond extract and salt. Cool to room temperature. Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in nonpareils and sprinkles. Store in an airtight container. Yield: About 6 dozen (about 2-1/4 pounds).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 125 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 24 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Easy Chocolate Truffles

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

"Awesome"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2013 Edited Dec. 7, 2013

"I used half semisweet & half unsweetened chocolate, because that's what I had on hand. I thought they were plenty sweet enough when I tasted the warm mixture from the saucepan. I also used vanilla extract instead of the almond. I then rolled them in cocoa powder or chocolate sprinkles, then placed individual truffles in a mini cupcake liner for presentation & to keep them separated. There were hard as rocks though, after they sat for 24 hrs. in an airtight container in the fridge. Even letting them come to room temperature didn't soften them up any. I wonder if my using half unsweetened chocolate caused this? Seems unlikely it would, so I don't plan on using this recipe again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2012

"Very good and easy to make. However next time I just roll in sugar as the don't like what they recommended."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2011

"These were great, I did however replace the almond extract with peppermint."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2009

"Good but nothing special."

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