Gingerbread Truffles

December 25, 2009 at 6:22 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Gingerbread truffles… a nice Christmas treat, especially for those people (freaks) in your life who don’t love chocolate.

The ingredients are fairly simple.  Make sure the ginger snaps are crushed very fine:

And when you get ready to roll your truffles, your mix should look like this:

These truffles are very rich, so I recommend rolling them very small – smaller than golf balls, slightly larger than marbles.

Much easier than a Gingerbread House!  Merry Christmas!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup finely chopped nuts
  • 2.5 cups gingersnap crumbs (about one 14-oz box)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, for rolling

Preparation:

1. Place the white chocolate in a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave until melted, stirring after every 45 seconds to prevent overheating.

2. Once the white chocolate is melted, add the corn syrup, evaporated milk, and vanilla extract. If it seems to be separating, stir gently with a whisk until it comes back together. Stir in the gingersnap crumbs, powdered sugar, all the spices, and the chopped nuts. Place the mixture in the refrigerator until it is firm enough to shape, about 1 hour.

3. Using a teaspoon, roll the candy into small balls between your palms. Place the granulated sugar in a small bowl, and roll the balls in the sugar.

4. Place the gingerbread truffles in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator. These candies store for several weeks, but they tend to lose some of their strong ginger flavor after about a week. Allow the truffles to come to room temperature before serving.

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