Dessert | December 23, 2019

Fudge Truffles

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?

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 tsp 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

  1. Add your melting chocolate to a bowl
  2. melt your chocolate
  3. stir in your shortening
  4. using toothpicks or two forks dip and roll your fudge in the chocolate
  5. let the chocolate drip off.
  6. Add any toppings immediately

WHAT TOPPINGS CAN I USE?

  • nuts
  • 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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plateful of fudge truffles
Fudge Truffles
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
22 mins
 

What's even better then just fudge, is chocolate-coated fudge!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fudge truffle, homemade truffle
Calories: 644 kcal
Author: Aubrey
Ingredients
  • 1 batch of fudge
  • 2 C good chocolate for melting
  • Crisco
  • Toppings crushed candy canes, nuts, coconut, crumbled candy bars
  • Parchment Paper
Instructions
  1. Cut your fudge into bite sized pieces.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Roll fudge into small balls and line on parchment paper.
  4. Prepare toppings.
  5. Melt chocolate slowly in microwave at 30 second increments, stirring frequently.
  6. When melted, stir in a tsp of crisco at a time to thin the chocolate until desired consistency is reached.
  7. Dip fudge balls into chocolate using a toothpick. Once coated place on parchment paper.
  8. Add topping while chocolate is still wet.
  9. Allow chocolate to cool and harden before handling.
Recipe Notes

For fudge that is a little dry microwave a few at a time for a few seconds

Nutrition Facts
Fudge Truffles
Amount Per Serving (2 truffles)
Calories 644 Calories from Fat 1089
% Daily Value*
Fat 121g186%
Saturated Fat 71g444%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 63mg3%
Potassium 1015mg29%
Carbohydrates 224g75%
Fiber 19g79%
Sugar 192g213%
Protein 14g28%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 10mg56%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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