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Christmas Chocolate Truffles are the easiest sweet treat you will make this holiday season. And, if you have kids in your life, get them involved; this is a very kid-friendly recipe.  Trust me, enjoy it while it lasts!

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I remember the days when McKenna would want to help out in the kitchen all of the time. She used to love getting her hands into cookie and cake batter.  Now that she’s a little older, she tends to spend most of her time in her bedroom with her homework/books (Praise Jesus!) or her artwork (Hallelujah!) or her music (Meh!) 

She’s at that age where she’s very comfortable spending time alone while she contemplates the meaning of life (Teenagers!) or spending time with John.e and myself – but, in most cases, she can be found on her bed with her iPad.

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Even in her darkest and broodiest teen moment, if I mention baking, board games, or family movies, she springs back to life and becomes a kid all over again. I love that about her – no matter how depressing the world may seem to my imaginative adolescent, she loves spending family time with her dad and her sub-dad.  (That’s how she sometimes refers to John.e.)

So, when I mentioned making truffles, she was there to help. Even though we trust our school systems to fill their heads with knowledge, it’s up to us, as parents, to teach them common sense, homemaking skills, and how to be comfortable in the kitchen.

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I was fortunate enough to have a mom who taught me to cook and bake, and how to properly make a bed, clean a washroom, vacuum a rug, clean windows, and dust furniture. By the time I was ten years old, I could sew on a button, iron a shirt, and make a complete dinner for my parents while they were at work.

I have friends in their 30s who consider toast a home-cooked meal. With a little encouragement and involvement, I’m determined to send McKenna off to adulthood with the skills needed to be an independent young lady. 

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Now, let’s get back to the recipe – Christmas Chocolate Truffles! If you don’t have children, Dear Reader, grab your spouse, or a friend – make some holiday treats together.  Not only will the truffles taste better with company, but I’m sure you’ll end the day with a memory or two that will last a lifetime.  #merrychristmas

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Christmas Chocolate Truffles
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 10 min
57 calories
9 g
2 g
3 g
1 g
2 g
14 g
8 g
8 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
14g
Yields
72
Amount Per Serving
Calories 57
Calories from Fat 22
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
4%
Saturated Fat 2g
8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 2mg
1%
Sodium 8mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 9g
3%
Dietary Fiber 0g
2%
Sugars 8g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
2%
Iron
1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  2. 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  3. 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  4. ½ cup sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Using a double boiler method, melt the chocolate chips, condensed milk, and vanilla together until smooth.
  2. Refrigerate the chocolate mixture for one hour until slightly firm.
  3. Portion the truffle mixture using a two teaspoon measure scoop to keep truffles even in size. Roll into balls and roll into the sprinkles to coat.
  4. Place truffles on a parchment-lined baking sheet and refrigerate for one hour to set.
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fat
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protein
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  1. Making these today! And I can so relate to the teen thing. With a 14 & 15 year old, the struggle is real! Going to try to get them involved today!

  2. Hello,
    This recipe looks amazing! But I’ve got a question. With the measurements of the ingredients, it says cups and cans. Could someone tell me how many ml or grams/ounces it is?
    Thank you!

  3. Once these are set, how long can they sit out at room temperature without getting too soft ? (thinking business dinner…)

    1. Hi Edith! 🙂 These will maintain a “normal” truffle consistency at room temperature. They won’t lose their shape or become too soft to pick up.

    1. Hi Marilyn,
      I don’t own a microwave and haven’t used one in many years. A double boiler is simple a small sauce pan with about an inch of water in it. Place the sauce pan on medium heat. Place your chocolate in a metal mixing bowl and place the bowl onto the sauce pan. The steam/heat from the water will melt the chocolate. Just stir the chocolate every few minutes.

    1. Hi Christne! You can freeze these truffles for up to six weeks. If left in a food safe container in the refrigerator, they will last at least two weeks.

  4. OMG…made these and they are to die for…made them with sprinkles, unsweetened coconut and plain crushed peanuts…..

  5. I just finished attempting these for the first time, and I had a little trouble because the sprinkles wouldn’t stick to give a full coating like your delicious looking pictures. I’m still really excited to taste them in an hour when I take them out the fridge as the chocolate mixture was delicious, but mine aren’t as pretty. Any suggestions or ideas as to what I may have done wrong?
    Thanks!

    1. Hi Elise,
      When rolling the chocolate mixture into balls, the natural heat from your hands should soften the exterior of the chocolate mixture enough to form a sticky truffle. I would suggest maybe rolling the balls in your hands just a few seconds longer to warm them up a bit before rolling in the sprinkles.

    1. Hi Marianne,
      Depending on the temperature of the room, I’d be a little worried about that. When I gave them as gifts, I placed each truffle in a paper mini muffin liner to keep them separate. Then, I was able to stack them in a nice tin for gift-giving.
      Cheers!

    1. I have not. It might be good, but I think the truffle is already chocolaty enough. 🙂 Let me know if you try it. No such thing as too much chocolate, right? 🙂

    1. Hi Connie – yes, it’s written right on the can, usually at the bottom. I tend to use Eagle Brand condensed milk. Just look for that brand in any grocery store and usually, there’s only one size can anyway. 🙂

  6. If I make them today, want to serve Sunday. I want to put them in the freezer but how do suggest I place them? Each in its own mini muffin cup or all in a ziplock?

    1. Hi Jennifer, I would place them in their own mini muffin cup and layer them in a Christmas tin or a Tupperware container to freeze.

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