Ok, so we all have sampled the cookie dough before making cookies…right? It is about time we admitted it. Better yet, let’s embrace our weaknesses by taking that gooey dough and making it into a delicious truffle that looks beautiful and tastes great. This recipe is easy, takes just 15 minutes to prepare, and yields five dozen truffles. That is enough to share with friends and family, though you probably won’t want to!
You will need:
• 1 ½ pounds chocolate bark candy coating, melted
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 cup pecans, finely chopped
• ¾ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
• ½ cup semisweet miniature chocolate morsels
• ½ cup butter, softened
• 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• Electric mixer
• Large bowl
• Waxed paper
• Cookie sheet
• 2 forks
• Double boiler
Step 1: Put the brown sugar and butter in the large bowl and cream it with the electric mixer set to medium speed, until the mixture is creamy.
Step 2: Add vanilla, beat in the flour gradually, and add the milk. Add the pecans and chocolate morsels and mix well.
Step 3: Shape the dough to form 1-inch balls. If the dough becomes too sticky, coat your fingers with flour. This will make the dough easier to roll.
Step 4: Place each ball on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet and chill these for 2 hours in the refrigerator.
Step 5: Prepare the double boiler and add the chocolate bark, cooking until it is melted. Dip each cookie ball into the chocolate coating using the two forks. Ensure each ball is covered with chocolate and then place it on the waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. Chill the truffles in the refrigerator for at least one hour to set them.