Recipe by Deb's Recipes
Not an "authentic" Swiss truffle in that it lacks fresh cream, but a very easy and inexpensive treat that even small children would enjoy making with adult supervision. Plan for four hours refrigeration time. Recipe adapted from Extending The Table: A World Community Cookbook (1991) and submitted for Zaar World Tour II.
- 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3 tablespoons whole milk or 3 tablespoons half-and-half cream
- 6 tablespoons butter, softened
Directions See How It's Made
- Melt and stir together chocolate chips and milk in a double boiler over low heat (or use your microwave); add butter and stir briefly until it is melted; remove from heat; cover and refrigerate four hours or overnight.
- Form chocolate mixture into small balls using a teaspoon and your fingers; the mixture will seem stiff at first but the heat from your fingers will soften it.
- Roll truffles in your choice of cocoa powder, chopped nuts (hazelnuts would be a good choice as they are popular in Switzerland), powdered sugar, finely shredded coconut, chocolate sprinkles, or in melted and slightly cooled milk chocolate or white chocolate.
- Store truffles in the refrigerator for up to one week.