I realized tonight it had been days since I had made dessert. I missed it since it is sort of an addiction. Check out this recipe I used for Truffles:
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces
4 ounces dark chocolate or semisweet chocolate, chopped
4 ounces chocolate flavor candy coating
1 tablespoon shortening
1. Line a 15x10x1 inch baking pan with waxed paper; set aside. In a medium bowl beat butter, brown sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Beat in flour just until combined. Stir in chocolate pieces. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place on prepared baking pan. Cover and freeze about 30 minutes until firm.
2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan heat chopped chocolate, candy coating, and shortening over low heat, stirring until melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
3. Line a tray or baking sheet with waxed paper. Using a fork, dip balls into chocolate mixture, allowing excess chocolate mixture to drip back into saucepan. Place dipped balls on prepared tray. Let stand or chill about 30 minutes or until set. Lightly drizzle with the remaining melted chocolate mixture.
First can I ask what is better than cookie dough covered in chocolate? So I did discover that when rolling these into balls it is a little difficult because my chocolate chips kept falling out. So I dug out the ol' melon baller and that worked like a dream. Just scoop, roll and move to the next. Another issue I had was I did not want the fork points to make holes in the balls, I traded the fork for a toothpick and spoon. Another thing I would suggest is to only work with a few at a time. I took all of mine out of the freezer at once and by the time I came to my last few they had thawed a little too much.
All you to do now is put them in a cute box wrap a ribbon around it and bring it your next holiday party!