Quick! Don't look. I know you don't want these. They're Chocolate Mint Truffles.
I discovered them in this cookbook. I think you're going to like this recipe because it's super easy. And it doesn't require a ginormous list of ingredients.
And Leslie, you don't even need a candy thermometer. Yay!
See. All you need is some mint chocolate chips (or Creme De Menthe baking chips), hey whatever you can find that's in the mint family, semi-sweet chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk (not to be confused with that nasty evaporated milk), and sprinkles (or anything else you might like to roll your truffles around in.
I said easy, didn't I? Well, I meant it. You can even melt your chocolate in the microwave.
I know y'all in Texas don't like to be using your oven, like ever, because it's too dang hot, so you're going to love this recipe.
So, as I was saying, you melt the chocolates in the microwave, or on the stove if you're in Antarctica and you want to warm up your igloo, dump the sweetened condensed milk in, mix it around real good, then chill it for a couple hours.
Then you'll want to skim the nasty film off, the stuff that formed on the top while the truffle love was cooling, toss it over your shoulder, and get down to business.
Just start making little one inch balls. Kiy, you're going to have to get over that OCD messy hand thing. Although I feel your pain, you can't be letting it stand between you and the chocolate.
Just so you all know, Kiy won't touch food with her bare hands. Not even with food prep gloves. So I gave her some homework per my new OCD camp skills that I learned from watching Oprah. Yep, that makes me an expert. Anyway, she is to bathe in cold, raw meatball mixture. Then she has to lick her hands and she'll be cured. So, Kiy, did it work? We're dying to know.
Anyway, I was saying, roll the truffle mixture into one inch balls and then roll them around in the sprinkles until every millimeter is covered with sprinkles. Or you can use nuts if you want, or unsweetened cocoa, sugar, or coconut even. Really, whatever you want.
Then let them cool for an hour and they're done. Wasn't that easy?
I'm getting a little crazy with the macro setting on my camera. Don't these chocolate sprinkles look like little turds up this close?
I'm sorry. I really don't want to ruin the truffles for you. They're divine.
And the recipe card . . . Enjoy!