Easy Chocolate Candy Truffles

Easter is on the way and one of my fondest childhood memories is shopping downtown for Easter frocks, and patent leather shoes. The week before Easter, my mom would load us in the car (Only after properly bathed and dressed up. One dressed up to go shopping in those days) and we’d head downtown to shop. A visit to my father’s office was always on the schedule and that meant, we had to walk past the Mary Ball candy store. Oh the deliciousness! The store was owned by a Greek family who specialized in hand dipped chocolates and made the most divine ever chocolate Easter bunnies (gimme the ears) and sugared egg dioramas.  Not anything you’d likely find at your local WalMart!

Before the candy store closed back in the 80′s I garnered every ounce of courage I could to ask the owners for some chocolate candy recipes. Much to my surprise, I was graced with a few of those and this  Chocolate Candy Truffle is my adaptation of one of them.  I hope you enjoy this recipe and I hope each of you enjoys a blessed  and Happy Easter !

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Easy Chocolate Candy Truffles
 
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Three ingredients, super quick and family friendly
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Recipe type: Sweets
Cuisine: Southern
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (14 ounce) can Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Coatings (optional):
  • Finely chopped toasted nuts, flaked coconut, chocolate sprinkles, colored sprinkles, unsweetened cocoa powder, confectioners' sugar or colored sugars
Instructions
  1. In heavy saucepan, over low heat, melt chocolate chips with condensed milk.
  2. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
  3. Chill 2-3 hours or until firm but not hard.
  4. Shape into 1-inch balls; roll in any of the listed coatings.
  5. Chill 1 hour on parchment lined cookie sheet (or until firm). Store tightly covered at room temperature. (Do NOT refrigerate!)
Notes
You can substitute white chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips or mix it up. Let your tastebuds be your guide!

 

About Debbie Lawrence (18 Posts)

Debbie Lawrence considers her kitchen her playground. It is the place where she shares her heart and her love of southern upbringing. Her site Simple Plate is comprised of not only her personal recipes from her heritage of Cajun, Creole, Italian and American but she also features other fabulous foodies as well. Her cooking and joy speak to all of those and more. If you want truly delicious and authentic southern style recipes you must visiti her site Simple Plate. The best part is that all the recipes you will find there are easy, family friendly and finger licking good! Find her onGoogle+


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