This is the first recipe I ever tried for making truffles, it is a delicious candy recipe. Very smooth and a slight mint flavor. For a more fancy candy you can also drizzle with melted green candy melts. They make a great treat for Saint Patrick’s day, or even Christmas with the green sprinkles.
16 ounces milk chocolate chips
1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
3 drops peppermint extract
8 ounces milk chocolate, used for coating the truffles
1 tablespoon shortening,
Heat the 16 ounces of chocolate and condensed milk in a double boiler over low to medium heat until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth.
Stir in the mint extract 3 drops, or more per your taste, I only used 3 drops.
Remove from heat and cover bowl, refrigerate for approx. 2 hours.
When the mix is chilled, roll into teaspoon sized balls. Place in fridge until next step is complete.
Put the 8 ounces milk chocolate and shortening in a microwave safe bowl, heat for 30 seconds, stir and repeat until melted.
Remove the truffles from fridge and coat in melted chocolate. Use a fork and let excess chocolate drip off.
Optional: before the chocolate hardens add sprinkles.
Let sit until the chocolate hardens.