Running out of ideas for Valentine's Day, but so far you only see a bag of chocolate chips in your pantry and a paper clip on the kitchen table? Well, you're halfway there to making a delicious treat just in time for Valentine's Day. Start looking around and if you have one can of sweetened condensed milk, an old magazine, aluminum foil, and a small paper bag, then it's time to roll up your sleeves and get ready to troubleshoot your way out of a sticky situation.
Servings: dozen truffles
Serving Size: 6
Nutrition: See Below
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
3 cups (18 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Finely chopped toasted nuts, flaked coconut, chocolate sprinkles, colored sprinkles, unsweetened cocoa, powdered sugar or colored sugars.
MELT chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk in large saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
POUR into medium bowl. Cover and chill 2 to 3 hours or until firm.SHAPE into 1-inch balls; roll in desired coating and/or decorate with frosting and candies. Chill 1 hour or until firm.
To make it even more kid friendly, instead of using the top of the stove, you can use about a tablespoon of milk, a handful of chocolate chips, and place in a microwavable container for about 30 seconds. You don't want to burn it, so after the initial 30 seconds, stir the chips around, and if they start to melt together, keep stirring until it reaches the desired consistency.
Making your own candy container, MacGyver style!
You can make your own decorative containers at home by using a paper bag, an old magazine, construction paper, and a paper clip.
In the picture attached to the article, a heart was cut out from a magazine, and then another smaller heart was cut out of construction paper to create a contrast. There were two rows of three truffles placed in the bag, separated by a piece of aluminum foil, and the bag was rolled down to restrict movement in the bag.
It's quick, simple, and easy. If you don't have small paper bags or just don't want to use them, decorative boxes can also be purchased at Dollar Tree.
If you've made these truffles and like to share which toppings you used, please comment below.
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Clarice Williams was born and raised in Chicago, IL, but now resides in New Jersey as an Air Force spouse, with a blended family of six. A freelance writer as seen in Military Spouse Magazine, with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, she tries to find cost effective family friendly ways to entertain her loved ones. Her self-published works include children's book that are available on Amazon under the pen name, C. JoVan Williams.