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!
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.
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.
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.
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
- 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup sprinkles
- Using a double boiler method, melt the chocolate chips, condensed milk, and vanilla together until smooth.
- Refrigerate the chocolate mixture for one hour until slightly firm.
- 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.
- Place truffles on a parchment-lined baking sheet and refrigerate for one hour to set.