Prep 45 mins
Cook 0 mins
This is a super fast and easy recipe that will make your friends and family think you're a professional chocolatier! I plan to try different variations by adding a drop or two of mint or other flavoring or by trying different flavored frostings :-) This recipe will make 20 or so truffles, however I think that next time I make them, I will make them much smaller as one can easily propel you into a chocolate coma! mmmmm.
- 1 (16 ounce) canof prepared chocolate frosting (or chose your favorite flavor)
- 2 1⁄2-3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 (12 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 -2 tablespoon vegetable shortening
- 1 cup pecans, chopped fine (optional)
- Mix prepared frosting and powdered sugar in mixing bowl (Start with 2 cups adding a little extra until you are able to shape mixture into a semi-stiff walnut size ball).
- Fold in 1/2 cup of nuts (optional).
- Shape mixture into walnut size balls and place on wax paper lined cookie sheet.
- Place in refridgerator to chill (10 minutes).
- Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips in microwave on low in 30 second intervals, stir often (should only take 1-2 minutes).
- Stir 1-2 tablespoons of shortning into melted chocolate to give chocolate a dipping consistancy.
- Remove chocolate balls from fridge and dip into melted chocolate (sprinkle with chopped nuts if desired).
- Place dipped'truffles' on a wax paper lined cookie sheet until set (placing in fridge will speed this up).
- Arrange your fancy'truffles' on a serving platter and WOW your friends!
This candy was soo easy and simple to make. DH liked the fudge frosting ones so much he asked me to try it with pecan caramel frosting. These were also good, but very rich. They took a little more powdered sugar to get to the right consistency for rolling into a ball. I also used white chocolate bark and milk chocolate bark and melted it in the microwave for dipping. I am taking these to sell at a craft fair tomorrow.