Homemade truffles make a wonderful holiday gift for colleagues or friends. Use various coatings such as chopped nuts, chopped dried cranberries, cocoa powder, or toasted coconut to create a beautiful assortment of truffles.
Dessert & Baking
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
1/4 cup water
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine cranberries, corn syrup, and water. Stir continuously until berries pop and mixture thickens. Set aside to cool.
In another medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and stir in cocoa and condensed milk. Stir until mixture thickens. Then stir in cooled cranberry mixture.
Refrigerate truffle dough 3 to 4 hours or until well chilled.
When cool, shape into one-inch balls, and roll in desired coatings.