What's better than fudge? Creamy chocolate-coated fudge! something about the smooth milk chocolate balancing out the creamy richness of the fudge. These easy fudge truffles are going to take your holiday treats over the top! A new favorite for sure.
PERKS TO MAKING FUDGE TRUFFLES
- have too much plain fudge? You don't have to make as set amount of fudge truffles- use left over fudge from your batch that you don't need but want to make pretty and different!
- The chocolate coating protects the fudge and makes it last longer! keeping it from drying out and crumbling.
- Have fudge drying out? Simply roll them up and dip them in chocolate.
WHAT FUDGE CAN I USE?
I love using both regular chocolate and white chocolate fudge. This Hershey's fudge is pretty famous on our blog, and this peppermint white chocoalte fudge is amazing.
WHAT DO I NEED TO MAKE FUDGE TRUFFLES?
- FUDGE! Here are my two favorite recipes- they are EASY. Chocolate fudge. White Fudge.
- Melting chocolate
WHAT IS MELTING CHOCOLATE?
Melting chocolate is specifically made with ingredients to coat with an beautiful, even colored shell. I grabbed a bag at Aalmart, in their baking and cake decorating isle (at my walmart this is separate from the cake mix/sugar isle). You can find them at most stores, even Michaels. They come in different sizes and shapes or even a brick!
CAN I JUST USE CHOCOLATE CHIPS?
YES! You can follow the same directions as heating and melting in the microwave as stated below. The difference is that chocolate chips dont have the right proportions of ingredients to temper as a chocolate coating so your truffles might come out with streaks or swirls.
HOW TO MELT CHOCOLATE
SO EASY! Place in microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 second increments at 100% power. Stir after each 30 seconds. mine took about 1:30 seconds. You dont want to over heat the chocolate or it will start to become hard.
WHY DO I NEED TO ADD SHORTENING? CAN I LEAVE IT OUT?
YES, you may omit the 1 teaspoon shortening if desired. However, the purpose of the shortening helps to thin the chocolate for a smoother coat, help keep it from hardening too hard, and will create a nice thin yet crisp shell on the chocolate. It does help create that beautiful *crack* when you bite into a delicious truffle.
HOW TO ROLL FUDGE TRUFFLES
Take your fudge and cut into small bite size square. With clean hands roll fudge into balls and place on parchment paper preparing for dipping.
PROTIP: using fudge that is a little dried out and starting to crumble? Heat in microwave for just a few seconds and it will soften and mold easily in hands.
HOW TO MAKE TRUFFLES
- Add your melting chocolate to a bowl
- melt your chocolate
- stir in your shortening
- using toothpicks or two forks dip and roll your fudge in the chocolate
- let the chocolate drip off.
- Add any toppings immediately
WHAT TOPPINGS CAN I USE?
- crushed candy canes
- mixed kinds of melted chocolate
- crushed candy
HOW DO I STORE TRUFFLES?
These are best stored in an air tight container. You can store them on the counter for a couple of weeks, they will last longer if stored in the fridge.
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- 1 batch of fudge
- 2 cup good chocolate for melting
- Toppings crushed candy canes, nuts, coconut, crumbled candy bars
- Parchment Paper
- Cut your fudge into bite sized pieces.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Roll fudge into small balls and line on parchment paper.
- Prepare toppings.
- Melt chocolate slowly in microwave at 30 second increments, stirring frequently.
- When melted, stir in a teaspoon of crisco at a time to thin the chocolate until desired consistency is reached.
- Dip fudge balls into chocolate using a toothpick. Once coated place on parchment paper.
- Add topping while chocolate is still wet.
- Allow chocolate to cool and harden before handling.