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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Christmas In July ~ The Holidays Are Coming ~ Easy Holiday Chocolate Truffles!!

Christmas is five months from today!  So it is fitting that this will kick off our Christmas in July week!  The holidays are coming series always holds a special place for many of my subscribers.  Many of you have told me how much you look forward to those videos.  So as a special treat this year we are hosting an entire week of holidays are coming videos!  We are kicking it off with these super simple and delicious holiday chocolate truffles.  

I have been making these for years and have wanted to share them with you for the last five years, but they never seemed to fit in at the time when I had so many different things planned for you in years past.  Well today I am pleased to share with you these wonderful holiday treats!

These truffles are very easy to make and they will pack a powerful punch with your friends and family when you present them with boxes full of these delicious chocolate gems as holiday gifts.  Really only three ingredients are needed.  Chocolate chips, condensed milk and extract of your choice.

You melt everything together, mix well and chill until you can roll into tiny balls of chocolate goodness.  You can leave them plain, roll them in cocoa, ground nuts, coconut, coffee powder, chili powder, powdered sugar, crystal sugar, sprinkles, jimmies or sea salt.  The possibilities are endless.

These should be kept in the refrigerator until they are given or served.  You can also make these with white chocolate if you like or even peanut butter chips.  Same concept.  I have used chocolate condensed milk, but for many years used regular old plain sweetened condensed milk.  So really the only limit here is your imagination!

I hope you give these easy holiday chocolate truffles a try and I hope you love them!  

Get excited about the rest of Christmas in July week!  We will have two holiday gift giving reviews as well as a couple more great holiday recipes coming your way!

Happy Holidays!

You can see how I made this in my YouTube video:

Noreen's Kitchen
 Easy Holiday
Chocolate Truffles

3 cups chocolate chips
1, 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon of the extract of your choice OR
1 tablespoon of your favorite liqueur

Coatings for outside:
cocoa powder
ground nuts
flaked or ground coconut
sea salt or flake salt
espresso powder
crushed peppermint candies
toffee bits

Step by Step Instructions

Combine chocolate chips and condensed milk in a large bowl.  Stir to combine.

Melt in a double boiler until  it forms a fudgy mass.  Alternatively you can do this in the microwave on high for one minute, then stir until it becomes a fudgy mass.

Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until the mixture is scoopable and somewhat solid.

Scoop truffles into teaspoon sized balls.  Roll between your hands then roll in desired coatings.

Place on a baking sheet lined with either a silicone mat or parchment.

Refrigerate finished truffles for 30 minutes before serving.

Truffles should be stored in the refrigerator or in a very cool spot after complete.

Truffles will stay fresh in the refrigerator for 3 weeks.


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