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!




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

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.

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.

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.
Source: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/caramel-truffles/




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    1. What an easy way to make a beautiful chocolates. A great hostess gift! The math would be my most difficult part too. Definitely making these!

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      1. First I got out a calculator, nope. Then I cut out an 8x8 piece of paper and tried to fold it into the appropriate amount of squares. I think I ended up with 36, but it just made it easier to pop into your mouth ;)

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    2. I would love to get a box of these in my stocking.

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      1. They really would make great gifts. I'll be making another couple of batches to put on the cookie trays we give to friends, family, and the police/fire department.

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    3. These candies sing, Merry Christmas!

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      1. They'll sing Happy Birthday in a few weeks when I make another batch for myself with dark chocolate ;)

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    4. What a great homemade gift, and I bet the guys loved them!

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      1. The guys inhaled them! They even found the ones I'd hidden in the vegetable bin for myself!

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    5. These look delicious! I made truffles, too - they are a great way for me to ease into more candy making.

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      1. And yours are made with eggnog, one of my absolute favorite flavors. Can't wait to try them!

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    6. What beautiful looking truffles... the click gives such a festive feel... the recipe sounds amazing. I love how easy most of their recipes are...

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      1. It's a great group of magazines. I've gotten them since the 90s, made over 250 recipes from them, and have been a Volunteer Field Editor since 2015. :)

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    7. What a perfect Holiday treat!! These are gorgeous and who doesn't love caramels?!

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      1. I love caramel anything, add in some chocolate and it really doesn't get much better!

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    8. Oh this is absolutely right up my alley! I agree that dark chocolate would be great with it too. I'd even do a little sprinkle of sea salt on top.

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      1. Yes! Sea salt would be the perfect topper. I definitely will be making another batch with dark chocolate soon!

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    9. I guess I need to figure out how to adapt this to do without a microwave because these look amazing. Any suggestions?

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      1. You can melt everything using a double boiler. Just be sure that no water gets into the chocolate or it will seize up (been there, done that!).

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    10. Tempting and addictive truffles. Love these.

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