Prep 5 mins
Cook 3 hrs
This comes from the new Taste of Home. Haven't tried them yet, but want to post them to save the recipe on Zaar!! I love truffles, so will be making them for my gift trays this season. Cooking/prep times are approximate due to chilling, etc.
- 26 caramels
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1⁄4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 1⁄3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon shortening
- Line an 8 inch square dish with plastic wrap and 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 dish; refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
- Using plastic wrap, lift candy out of pan.
- Cut into 30 pieces, rolling each piece into a 1 inch ball.
- Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
- In microwave safe bowl, melt semisweet chips and shortening; stir until smooth.
- Dip caramels in chocolate and place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets.
- Refrigerate until firm.
I love the Caramel it is DELICIOUS! One problem I had was I used waxed paper to line the dish for it to set up; BAD IDEA! I'm going to make again and this time I will use the plastic wrap as the directions say. I think it will work better. Thanks for the recipe! This is now one of my favorites!
I am editing my first review b/c I made these again.Absolutely fabulous!!!!!!!!These are so good I could eat the whole batch!!!! The first time I made these, I had problems with the cararmel mix getting soft almost immediately after I took it out of the fridge. I had poured it onto a cookie sheet and it was really hard to cut and get rolls and as fast as I rolled them and put them on the tray, that's as fast as they would settle into caramel "disks". I didn't end up with round truffles but chocolate covered caramel disks. They still taste unbelieveably good though!! I did end up sticking them in the freezer to keep them from spreading out any more than they did. I dipped them in milk chocolate due to personal preference. The second time I made these, I poured them into a wax paper lined 8 inch baking dish (like it says to) and they turned out great! I actually had trouble getting them to roll into balls b/c the caramel was so firm. LOL! What a difference a pan makes. I had a few that I left in a square shape and they looked like the ones you get in a store bought candy box. I just loves these and will be making them often.
i hate giving recipes a bad review, but save your time and go buy a bag of rolos. these were pretty bland, and kind of grainy.