Easy Chocolate Truffles Aka: Cool Whip Candy

"A friend of ours dropped by one day with a few of these to share. He got the recipe from his grandmother. There are very few recipes I make using Cool Whip but this is now one of them. I looked up Cool Whip Candy here on Zaar & there are a couple others posted but they use different cookies and Hershey candy bars. I liked that this recipe uses chocolate chips, as they melt faster & I could buy a brand that I favor over Hershey. We store the truffles in a large resealable bag in the freezer & just grab one or two whenever we have a bit of a sweet tooth. Aside from some heavy duty stirring this recipe is very kid friendly. Cook time is chill time."
 
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Ready In:
2hrs
Ingredients:
3
Yields:
40 truffles
Serves:
20
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ingredients

  • 3 (12 ounce) bags milk chocolate chips (12 oz each, not semi-sweet)
  • 1 (16 ounce) container Cool Whip, Thawed (store brands & Lite options don't work)
  • 1 (7 1/4 ounce) package graham crackers, crushed
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directions

  • In large microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips slowly. About 30 seconds at a time, stirring between each increment until the chips are melted.
  • Slowly start folding in the thawed Cool Whip & then continue to stir until well incorporated. (If Cool Whip is not well thawed the chocolate will freeze into tiny bits, ending with texture that resembles a rice krispie treat when eaten. The optimal outcome is to have a center that is light & fluffy like a 3 Musketeers candy bar.) Either way, they are very good.
  • Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper or parchment.
  • Roll a Tablespoon sized amount in your fingers or use a small (1-1/2 inch)cookie scoop and form into balls. Set aside on prepared cookie sheet. Repeat until the mixture is used up.
  • Put cookie sheet with truffle centers into freezer for about 20 minutes (or longer to harden a bit).
  • When ready to roll, remove centers from freezer & let sit on counter for just a few minutes.
  • Put crushed graham crackers into a shallow bowl, roll each ball to cover and then place back on cookie sheet.
  • When finished, put the cookie sheet back in freezer for an hour or two.
  • Store covered in refrigerator or for long-term storage put the truffles into a large resealable bag & store in the freezer.

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Reviews

  1. eatpeeps
    Thanks for posting! I've been looking for this recipe for a while now... A friends mom used to make these and she taught me how years ago. I never wrote down the recipe, because it's so easy. But then I didn't make them for a while and forgot. These are amazing! You can also use a whole candy bar instead of the chips.
     
  2. 4-H Mom
    I made these this am and of course I had to try one or two before storing them in the freezer. These were easy to make and oh so good. I can't wait to share these with my family over the weekend. Thanks for the great recipe and I will be making these again. Made for PAC March 2009
     
  3. cera.burnell
    My family loves these! Instead of graham crackers on the outside we use chopped walnuts!
     
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Hi! I am happily married with two children, 26 and 12. For nearly 10 years when this site was Recipezaar and then Food.com I hosted several different forums. I enjoyed making, creating, reviewing, and photographing recipes, but what I miss the most are the friendships I made here. I was Food Editor for the Mill Creek View Newspaper in Mill Creek, WA. for about 4 years during that time. Currently I am the office manager at a small mental health clinic. I'm not on this site much anymore, but I do continue to appreciate and respond to all reviews posted to my recipes.
 
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