While stumbling around a few weeks ago using that nifty little StumbleUpon button that lets you explore all kinds of great websites with just a click of the mouse...I came across a site that offered up a very simple recipe for making Truffles. If you've never eaten Truffles, oh my...what are you waiting for! If you have a few minutes and a few ingredients, then you have the opportunity to enjoy one of the easiest, quickest and fairly devine morsels going. Careful though, these aren't a good thing if you are on a diet. They are also not a wise thing to make if you have no restraint or willpower! Not that I know this first hand, but just saying! ;)
So, on to the easiest Truffles you will ever make! Although you can make these from scratch by using one of your favorite cookie recipes (make sure the recipe does not call for eggs as you don't want to be eating raw egg!), once you taste these, you may not want to wait that long to enjoy them. The ingredients below will have you feasting on these quickly (and I don't think that is just a ME thing!)
**1 ready made roll of Pillsbury cookie dough (Chocolate chip/Peanut Butter/Shortcake, chocolate, etc)
**1 cup of easy melt chocolate disks (found in cake baking stores or Bulk food stores) I used Gluten-free Milk Chocolate disks
**Baking sheet by spreading a sheet of wax paper or parchment paper over the sheet. Makes for easy cleanup.
Carefully open the Pillsbury cookie dough roll (I used a sharp knife and slit the plastic roll from end to end and then simply scooped out the dough as needed). Take approximately 2 teaspoons of cookie dough and roll into a ball. Continue making balls of dough and place them on the prepared cookie sheet in rows. Once the cookie dough has been rolled into uniform balls, it's time to prepare the chocolate. We leave this as the very last step so that we can simply cover each ball quickly before the chocolate sets.
To prepare the chocolate simply put the chocolate disks in a microwavable dish and microwave on high for 1 minute (based on 1000w Microwave. Allow for additional time if wattage is lower). Remove the dish from microwave and stir. The disks may be partially melted. Put dish of chocolate back into the microwave and microwave for an additional 30 seconds at a time, stirring well after each session, until the chocolate is smooth and free of lumps.
Immediately after chocolate is fully melted and smooth, begin to drop the cookie dough balls, 3 or 4 at a time depending upon the size of bowl you've used, and cover the balls with chocolate. You can use a spoon for this step. Once the balls are covered remove and place on the cookie sheet/wax paper. The chocolate will begin to set shortly afterward.
Complete this step with all remaining cookie dough balls. If you require additional chocolate simply prepare as before.
Once all balls have been coated with chocolate, place the Truffles in the fridge for approximately 10-15 minutes. Then, sneak a few and enjoy!
These will work great for any of the easy melt chocolate disks you can purchase including white chocolate, peppermint chocolate, etc. I purchased approximately 2 pounds of chocolate disks and was able to make about 6 batches of Truffles which were about 24 Truffles per batch.
You can let your imagination go crazy with this recipe and the kind of cookie dough you can use is only as limited as your tastes. As long as you ensure you do not use whole eggs in the cookie dough recipe, you can have a numerous choice of Truffles on hand any time. Just in case you have unexpected guests, of course!