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Truffles Recipe | Candy Confections

Truffles Recipe

With a bag of chocolate chips, heavy cream and a holiday spirit, your kids can whip up this simple chocolate ganache and roll it into fancy truffles.


  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 12-oz. bag semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Chopped walnuts, nonpareils, unsweetened cocoa powder, coconut or grated chocolate
  • Candy wrappers


  1. In a heavy saucepan, heat the cream over medium heat until it begins to boil. Reduce the heat and slowly add the chocolate chips, stirring constantly until the chocolate has melted.
  2. Stir in the vanilla extract. Pour the mixture into an ungreased 9-inch square pan and cool at room temperature. Then freeze for 2 to 3 hours until firm. Scoop the chocolate from the pan and shape into 1-inch balls.
  3. Roll each truffle in either chopped walnuts, nonpareils, cocoa powder, coconut or grated chocolate and then place in a candy wrapper. Return to the freezer until the balls have set. Serve chilled. Makes about 40 balls.