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Caramel Truffles

So excited to be participating in this month's Candy Fantastical Food Fight! I wanted to jump in on this one because candy isn't something that I make very often.  To help chose my recipe, I spent some time thinking about what my guys love to eat and scrolling through my Pinterest boards.

Caramels were a big hit back in October, and they are huge fans of truffles, so when I saw this recipe from Taste of Home, I knew it'd be a winner.  I liked that the whole thing is made in the microwave, and you don't have to mess with thermometers or anything like that.

I made the recipe as written this time around, using milk chocolate and semi sweet chips. Next time I'd definitely split the batch in two and do some with dark chocolate, which is my favorite.  The hardest part of the whole thing was doing the math to get 30 squares out of an 8x8 pan!

I dipped the caramels as directed, then I went back and drizzled more chocolate in a decorative pattern of the top using a fork. Some I hit with holiday sprinkles.  I let them set completely and then popped them into the little paper candy cups.  They looked amazing on platter, but even more so when I put them into shallow gift boxes!

Thank you so much to Charlotte M. for sharing her recipe. Be sure to go and check out all the awesome stuff being shared in today's Fantastical Food Fight using the links below!



Caramel Truffles


Yield: 30
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ingredients:

  • 26 caramels
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

instructions:

  1. Line an 8-in. square dish with plastic wrap; set aside. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the caramels, milk chocolate chips and cream. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1 minute; stir. Microwave 1 minute longer, stirring every 15 seconds or until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth. Spread into prepared dish; refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  2. Using plastic wrap, lift candy out of pan. Cut into 30 pieces; roll each piece into a 1-in. ball. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt semi-sweet chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip caramels in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Refrigerate until firm.
  4. Source: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/caramel-truffles/
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authorHello, my name is Cherine, but you can call me "Chicho" :) I am Lebanese and I live in Paris. Welcome to my internet kitchen, grab a cup of coffee, a macaron and get comfy! This blog is my recipe journal. It's where I write about the recipes that intersect my everyday life. Often the recipes are from my cookbook collection, my magazines, my favorite blogs... sometimes not, they might come from my mother, a friend, a neighbour... or I might write about a recipe I invented myself.
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