Cool Whip Truffles

 

cool whip truffles

In my family, I am famous for these little goodies! They are rich and decadent and I usually only make them during the holidays when we are feasting on treats and goodies.  These truffles are so simple to make, but very impressive.

I use Symphony candy bars, but they could easily be made with regular Hershey bars or just about any kind of chocolate bar you like.  Even the ones with nuts in them.

2 – 4.25 oz. Symphony Bars (or other chocolate bars of your choice)

1 regular size container of Cool Whip

1/3 box crushed vanilla wafers

1 – 2.25 oz. pkg. pecan chips (or finely chopped pecans)

I don’t bother getting out the double boiler or worry about over cooking the chocolate in the microwave.  My trick is to break up the chocolate bars and put the pieces in an oven safe bowl. Put it in a 200° oven for about 10 minutes and then stir together until smooth. The chocolate will be perfectly melted and you don’t need to babysit it!

melt chocolate in the oven

Let it cool down a bit (just to room temperature ~ about 15 -20 minutes.)  Gently fold in about 1/3 of the container of Cool Whip.  (It may seem a little sticky and gummy, but don’t worry.  It’s not done yet!)

fold in cool whip

After that is incorporated, fold in another 1/3 of the container.  It will become lighter in color and more fluffy.  Then add in the last of the Cool Whip.  Continue to fold gently until it’s light in color and fluffy.  This stuff is so yummy, you may be tempted to eat it with a spoon!  (Go ahead, taste it!)

Cover the bowl and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Meanwhile, in a plastic bag, crush the cookies using a rolling-pin.  They don’t need to be completely turned to powder.  A few larger crumbs give it texture.

When the truffle mixture has firmed up, scoop the fluffy chocolate using a cookie scoop.

scoop truffles

Drop the rounded mounds of the chocolatey, fluffy goodness, a few at a time, into the crushed vanilla wafer/pecan chip mixture and coat the truffles evenly.  Use a spoon to transfer the truffle into a little candy cup.

roll truffles in nuts

Refrigerate the truffles until serving time and refrigerate any leftovers (although it’s really not necessary to discuss what to do with leftovers!)

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