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True Love Truffles

A few years ago, I began giving these smooth, minty truffles in tins as Christmas gifts. Now I can't go a year without sharing them. They also make a perfect Valentine's treat for someone dear. —Kim Weiesnbach, Claremore, Oklahoma
  • Total Time
    Prep: 50 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon plus 3/4 cup butter, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 2 packages (4.67 ounces each) mint Andes candies
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 22 ounces white baking chocolate, divided
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Green food coloring, optional

Directions

  • Butter a 15x10x1-in. pan with 1 tablespoon butter; set aside. In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, milk and remaining butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; cook and stir until a candy thermometer reads 236° (soft-ball stage). Remove from the heat. Stir in candies until melted and mixture is well blended. Stir in marshmallow creme and vanilla until smooth. Spread into prepared pan; cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Cut into 96 pieces; roll each into a ball (mixture will be soft). Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet.
  • In a heavy saucepan or microwave-safe bowl, melt 18 oz. of white chocolate and chocolate chips. Dip balls in melted chocolate; place on waxed paper to harden. Melt the remaining white chocolate; add food coloring if desired. Drizzle over truffles. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 161 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 52mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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