You know that phrase, “when life hands you lemons…” Well….life handed me mushy fudge, so I made truffles. I have never been able to make fudge…ever! Year after year I try to make fudge….and year after year I fail. Some years it comes out so slushy, I have to use it as hot fudge sauce. This year it was more solid, but still a bit mushy, so I decided to make it into truffles. They came out wonderful! Here is my “fool-proof” recipe for mint chocolate truffles, plus find out how you can win a $160 Amazon gift card!
Mint Chocolate Truffles
- 6 c. Nestle Limited Edition Dark Chocolate & Mint Chips
- 2 c. Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1/2 c. Butter
- 15-20 Peppermint Candies (or candy canes)
Place all the ingredients in a microwaveable bowl and heat for 30 second intervals, stirring until all the chocolate and butter are melted. You will be microwaving approximately 3-4 minutes. When the mixture is all melted, pour into a greased 8 x 8 inch baking pan, and refrigerate until set, approximately 3-4 hours.
While the fudge is setting, take your peppermint candies and pulverize them in a food processor. At this point in time you may luck out and have real fudge….or it may be a little bit mushy like mine was.
Using a melon baller or a small cookie scoop, scoop out some fudge from the pan, roll into a ball in your hands, and then roll it in the crushed peppermint candy. Work fast, as the chocolate will warm up and be hard to work with. If your fudge gets too soft, put it back in the fridge for 15-20 minutes. Place truffle balls in small truffle foils. Refrigerate until serving. If you are giving as a gift, put them into a pretty holiday tin and keep refrigerated so they do not get too soft. These make great teachers or housewarming gifts!