Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles Shhh…

What I’m about to tell you is top secret.

I am sharing with you- just in time for Valentine’s Day –  my dad’s famous truffle recipe!

A tradition in my family, these chocolate delicacies will make  any Valentine feel special!

Creamy, and smooth these delightful treats beat their store-bought counterparts hands down!

Papa Jim’s Chocolate Truffles

Melt 1 1/2 pounds of milk chocolate in the microwave.

1/3 c. whipping cream

1/3 c. half and half (can substitute condensed milk.)

1-1/2 tsp. vanilla

12 oz. pkg. chocolate chips (have extra because sometimes need more) Use semi sweet flavor.

1/5 bar paraffin

1 tsp. mint flavoring (optional- but recommended)

Melt chocolate in microwave. Set aside to cool. Combine creams and scald (heat in microwave). Do not boil. Cool to 130 degrees.

Mix melted chocolate and creams together with wooden spoon, then whip with electric mixer until light and fluffy.

Stir in the vanilla and mint flavoring. Put in 8 x 8 pan buttered generously. Cover and freeze.

After candy is frozen, cut into squares. Melt the semi sweet chocolate chips and paraffin in microwave. Put enough hot water in the crock pot to touch the bottom of the bowl with the melted chocolate when placed in the crock pot and set it on low heat. (This will keep the chocolate warm while you are dipping the frozen pieces.)

Dip the squares, keeping them frozen until dipped. Set on waxed paper to let the chocolate harden. Store in air tight container. These can be frozen.

Enjoy!

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