These caramel truffles disappear as fast as I can make them. The five-ingredient microwave recipe is easy and fun to make. When drizzled with white chocolate and packaged with ribbon, they're a pretty gift. —Charlotte Midthun, Granite Falls, Minnesota
Line an 8-in. square pan with foil; 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 pan; refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
Using the foil, 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. If desired, use additional melted chocolate to drizzle over truffles. Refrigerate until firm.
Caramel Truffles Tips
How else can you melt chocolate for caramel truffles?
If the microwave is not your preferred go-to for melting chocolate, you can also create a makeshift double boiler: Set the bowl of chocolate inside a saucepan of simmering—not boiling—water on the stovetop. Make sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water. Gently stir the chocolate until completely melted. Here are additional methods and tips for melting chocolate.
Can you use other kinds of chocolate for caramel truffles?
You truly can use any kind of chocolate you prefer, but be sure to keep the amount of chocolate the exact same.
How do you store caramel truffles?
The best way to keep caramel truffles tasting fresh is to keep them in an airtight, lidded container in the refrigerator. Homemade truffles actually last quite a long time—up to 2 to 3 weeks. They will taste best served at room temperature, so before serving, allow them to sit out for 30 minutes or so to warm up a touch. The even-better news? You can actually freeze them! Here are some further tips on storing and freezing homemade truffles.