This is a super simple recipe. It just makes a few because if you microwave chocolate chips too long the chocolate seizes up so you don’t want to make too much at a time. Plus they all have to get rolled before the chocolate hardens. The recipe is easily altered so when more are wanted you can have all sorts of different flavors by using different types of chocolate chips and flavorings for each batch. It’s so quick and easy it’s a great recipe for those times when you were supposed to bring treats somewhere, but forgot to make any. Or if you just want something tasty, but fast and easy to make.
Easy Chocolate Truffles
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1 teaspoon butter
1/2 – 1 teaspoon Baileys Irish Cream
Put chocolate chips and butter in microwave safe bowl. Microwave until butter melts and chips are soft enough to blend. The chips hold their shape until you stir them so don’t wait for a pool of melted chocolate that’s never coming. Stir at 20 second intervals. Do not overcook. Stir butter and chips, add Irish Cream and stir until fully blended. Use less liquor for a subtle flavor, more if you want it stronger. Form into balls and roll in sprinkles. Let cool and eat. You can speed up the cooling time by putting them in the refrigerator, but don’t leave them in too long or they get too hard. Makes 4-6 truffles depending on the size.
For more variations and different flavors use milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips, different types of liquor (Amaretto works well with chocolate), or things like orange juice, lime juice, or juice strained from fresh raspberries. With fruit juice you may want to double the amount because the flavor is not as strong as alcohol. Or add some zest for more flavor if using fresh squeezed orange or lime juice. Another option is to skip the liquid or use cream, and stir in some coconut or nuts and roll them in coconut or finely chopped nuts instead of sprinkles.