Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tea on Tuesday: Chocolate Truffles & Fudge

Hello Friends!

I'm off to the kitchen today to make candy. These are part of my "home-made Christmas" gifts, so what could be better than chocolate? These are two really easy recipes that turn out terrific!

Happy Holidays!


* 3 cups (18 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
* 1 (14 oz.) can Sweetened Condensed Milk
* 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
* Coatings: Finely chopped toasted nuts, flaked coconut, chocolate sprinkles, colored sprinkles, unsweetened cocoa, confectioners' sugar or colored sugars

IN large saucepan, over low heat, melt chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.

POUR into medium bowl. Cover and chill 2 to 3 hours or until firm.

SHAPE into 1-inch balls; roll in desired coating and/or decorate with frosting and candies. Chill 1 hour or until firm. Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.



taste of home
* 3 cups (18 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips (or milk-chocolate chips)
* 1 (14-ounce) can Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
* Dash salt
* 1/2 to 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
* 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

In heavy saucepan, over low heat, melt chocolate chips with milk and salt. Remove from heat; stir in nuts (optional) and vanilla. Spread evenly into wax paper lined 8- or 9-inch square pan.
Chill 2 hours or until firm. Turn fudge onto cutting board, peel off paper and cut into squares. Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.


Buckeye Fudge (Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Glazed Fudge): Proceed as above but stir in 3/4 cup peanut butter chips in place of nuts. Glaze: Melt 1/2 cup peanut butter chips with 1/2 cup whipping cream; stir until thick and smooth. Spread over chilled fudge.

Marshmallow Fudge: Proceed as above but omit nuts and add 2 tablespoons butter to mixture; fold in 2 cups miniature marshmallows.
Gift Giving Tips: Create delicious homemade gifts by serving up several varieties of this fudge in decorative tins or boxes. Simply wrap up individual pieces of fudge in colored cellophane, candy wrappers, gold and silver foil or place in candy cups and arrange in gift boxes or bags.

~~yummy recipe and photo from: Taste of Home~~

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