Chocolate Truffles with Variations

Ingredients

  • 3 (6 ounce) packages semisweet chocolate chips (1 1/2 300g bags)
  • 1 (14 ounce) can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk (300ml)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Finely chopped nuts
  • Flaked coconut
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • Colored sprinkles
  • Unsweetened cocoa or colored sugar

Instructions

  1. In heavy saucepan, over low heat, melt chips with sweetened condensed milk. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla extract.
  2. Chill for 2 hours or until firm.
  3. Shape into 1-inch balls; roll in any of the above coatings. Chill 1 hour or until firm.
  4. Store covered at room temperature.

Microwave Instructions: in 1-quart glass measure, combine chips and sweetened condensed milk. Microwave on full power (HIGH) 3 minutes, stirring after 1 1/2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Proceed as above.

Amaretto: Omit vanilla extract. Add 3 tablespoons amaretto or other almond flavored liqueur and 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract. Roll in finely chopped toasted almonds.

Orange: Omit vanilla extract. Add 3 tablespoons orange flavored liqueur. Roll in finely chopped almonds mixed with finely grated orange rind.

Rum: Omit vanilla extract. Add 1/4 cup dark rum. Roll in flaked coconut.

Bourbon: Omit vanilla extract. Add 3 tablespoons bourbon. Roll in finely chopped toasted nuts.



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