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Sinfully Simple Truffles

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“This is a super fast and easy recipe that will make your friends and family think you're a professional chocolatier! I plan to try different variations by adding a drop or two of mint or other flavoring or by trying different flavored frostings :-) This recipe will make 20 or so truffles, however I think that next time I make them, I will make them much smaller as one can easily propel you into a chocolate coma! mmmmm.”
READY IN:
45mins
YIELD:
20 truffles
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (16 ounce) canof prepared chocolate frosting (or chose your favorite flavor)
  • 2 12-3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 (12 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 -2 tablespoon vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped fine (optional)

Directions

  1. Mix prepared frosting and powdered sugar in mixing bowl (Start with 2 cups adding a little extra until you are able to shape mixture into a semi-stiff walnut size ball).
  2. Fold in 1/2 cup of nuts (optional).
  3. Shape mixture into walnut size balls and place on wax paper lined cookie sheet.
  4. Place in refridgerator to chill (10 minutes).
  5. Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips in microwave on low in 30 second intervals, stir often (should only take 1-2 minutes).
  6. Stir 1-2 tablespoons of shortning into melted chocolate to give chocolate a dipping consistancy.
  7. Remove chocolate balls from fridge and dip into melted chocolate (sprinkle with chopped nuts if desired).
  8. Place dipped'truffles' on a wax paper lined cookie sheet until set (placing in fridge will speed this up).
  9. Arrange your fancy'truffles' on a serving platter and WOW your friends!

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