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Chocolate Truffles

Bake these traditional chocolate truffles, or make nut truffles, rum nut truffles, espresso truffles or nut-coated truffles all from one simple recipe!

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SKILL LEVEL : beginnerPREP TIME : 20  Minutes

Ingredients

  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories100
Calories from Fat50
Total Fat6 g9% DV
Saturated Fat3 g18% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol15 mg5% DV
Sodium55 mg2% DV
Total Carbohydrates11 g4% DV
Dietary Fiber0.0 g0% DV
Sugars10 g
Protein1 g
Vitamin A4% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg4% DV
Iron4% DV
  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories100
Calories from Fat50
Total Fat6 g9% DV
Saturated Fat3 g18% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol15 mg5% DV
Sodium55 mg2% DV
Total Carbohydrates11 g4% DV
Dietary Fiber0.0 g0% DV
Sugars10 g
Protein1 g
Vitamin A4% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg4% DV
Iron4% DV
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk) (14 oz.)
  • 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa or powdered sugar for rolling
  • 3/4 cup butter (1-1/2 sticks)

Directions

  • 1. Melt butter in heavy saucepan over low heat. Add cocoa; stir until smooth. Add sweetened condensed milk; increase heat to medium. Cook, stirring constantly, about 4 minutes or until mixture has pudding-like consistency and is smooth and glossy.
  • 2. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Cover; refrigerate 3 to 4 hours or until firm. Shape into 1-1/4-inch balls; roll in cocoa or powdered sugar. Refrigerate until firm, 1 to 2 hours. Store, covered, in refrigerator. About 2-1/2 dozen candies.
  • VARIATIONS:
  • NUT TRUFFLES: Add 3/4 cup coarsely chopped toasted pecans to chocolate mixture when adding vanilla. (To toast pecans: Heat oven to 375°F. Spread 3/4 cup pecan halves or pieces in single layer in ungreased shallow baking pan. Bake 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool before chopping.)
  • RUM NUT TRUFFLES: Decrease vanilla to 1 teaspoon. Stir in 2 to 3 tablespoons rum OR 1 teaspoon rum extract and nuts.
  • ESPRESSO TRUFFLES: Decrease vanilla to 1 teaspoon. Stir in 1-1/4 teaspoons powdered instant espresso or instant coffee when adding vanilla. Roll balls in cocoa or chopped nuts.
  • NUT-COATED TRUFFLES: Roll balls in chopped nuts.

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