Homemade Hot Chocolate Truffles

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Megan and I have been friends ever since freshman orientation, when we discovered that we had both left our Harry Potter #7 books lying on the beds in our dorm room. We’re roommates again this year, and I am happy everyday to be able to come home to her energy and warmth. While I am trying to figure out this transition post-graduation, I am incredibly grateful for our friendship. Living together has been such a blast, from hosting parties and planning endless adventures, to cooking together and staying up way too late talking about absolutely anything.


While I am grasping for something fulfilling to do with my time, she is insanely busy with classes and responsibilities that she’s passionate about. So when I found this gift idea, I knew it would be perfect for her birthday. Although it’s coffee that fuels late-night study sessions, there’s nothing better than a cup of creamy hot chocolate to help you relax after a long day. And let’s be perfectly honest – I needed a fun baking project, and Megan needed to relax.

This recipe makes a simple fudge that’s irresistible on its own. Paired with a marshmallow, a coffee stirrer, and some ribbon, it makes an adorable gift for someone you care about. Stir the fudge into hot milk for a homemade cup of cocoa.

Happy Birthday, Megan!

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Hot Chocolate Truffles

recipe from WhipperBerry

1/2 cup heavy cream

14 oz can sweetened condensed milk

3 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1 teaspoon vanilla {or any other flavoring that you would like, e.g. hazelnut, peppermint, coffee, or whatever would be good with chocolate}

Using a double boiler, (or a heat-safe bowl on top of a sauce pan) place 2-3 inches of water in the sauce pan.  Bring to a low boil and then turn down to low. Place bowl on top of sauce pan.

Heat the cream and the sweetened condensed milk in the bowl of the double boiler.

Once warm, add the chocolate and gently melt.

After about 10 minutes, whisk mixture until thick and smooth.  Add vanilla or the flavoring of your choice

Whisk in the flavoring and pour into a parchment or foil lined 8×8 inch dish.

Let sit overnight to slowly set up.  Once set, turn out onto a clean surface and cut into 1 inch cubes or use a small circle cookie cutter to cut into rounds. {Note: it’s best to heat knife in hot water and wipe clean with each cut.}

Enjoy as is, or melt into 4-8 ounces of warm milk. Also, check out her recipe for homemade marshmallows!

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4 thoughts on “Homemade Hot Chocolate Truffles

  1. Adi, this is perfect and beautiful! I so, so glad that we are friends and to have you as my roommate! If I were any more like my mother I’d be crying. 🙂 Thank you!

  2. beautiful as in the color and light in the photos are great! so professional! …and just beautiful writing…ok, i’ll stop gushing now..

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