No Bake Cookie Dough Truffles

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Paula Deen "Best Dishes"

Prep time4 hours
Recipe TypesSnacks and Treats

Description

These are so good! No baking, no eggs ... the prep time is mostly in the chillin'.  My guests loved them = ALL GONE!

Ingredients

1⁄2cbutter, softened
3⁄4cfirmly packed brown sugar
1tvanilla extract
2call purpose flour
14oz(can) sweetened condensed milk
1⁄2cchocolate morsels
1cchopped nuts - optional but better with nuts
2Tshortening
2cchocolate bits

Instructions

Blend together the softened butter and the brown sugar on medium speed until creamy.  Add vanilla and mix well.  Gradually add flour and condensed milk until blended.  Stir in chocolate morsels and chopped nuts.  The nuts make this mixture more solid.  You can leave the nuts out if preferred or if you have to (allergies) but the 'cookie dough' will be more sticky.  Paula uses chopped pecans.  I used chopped macadamia nuts (heaven), chopped walnuts (good) and without nuts.

Using floured hands, (I use two spoons), scoop out cookie dough and shape into balls.  Don't be tempted to make these too big!  You can just plop them on the cookie sheet if you like a more free-form candy.  Place them on cookie sheets (easiest to remove if you put down a layer of parchment paper)  Chill the cookie dough balls about 2 hours until firm. 

Melt the chocolate and shortening over low heat and stir to blend.  (don't let it scorch!)

Dip the cookie dough balls in the chcolate one at a time to coat. Place each one back on the cookie sheet and chill to harden.

 

Notes

I have modified this recipe somewhat - It called for melted chocolate for dipping the truffles. I melt margarine or crisco and 'bits' (morsels) together to make my own chcolate coating if i have no chocolate 'buttons' ... for me, melted 'buttons' would be the best coating.

Very little actual 'prep' time for this recipe. The actual time is for chilling these in your fridge.

The recipe calls for mini morsels which I never have.

The smaller you make them, the more you will have to serve! They are very sweet.

You will need room in your fridge for cookie sheets.

 

 

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We made these yesterday. They are so good. They really do taste like choc. chip cookie dough. I was hesitant about them. I thought they would taste like wallpaper paste. I was wrong. We made a chocolate coating out of butter, sugar, milk and choc chips instead of the crisco. It worked well. My daughter put pecans on top...very yummy.

Thanks for the recipe!

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yummy! Smiling can't wait to make them

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J.Wilton wrote:

yummy! Smiling can't wait to make them

Welcome to the forum Joshua Wilton House!  I frequently refer guests to your area for the Green Valley Book Fair - I will now have an innkeeper and website to point them too.  Look forward to hearing more from you on the forum.

All the best.  Enjoy the rain today - we sure are!! (SW VA)

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It hasn't made it up to us in Luray yet..but I am hoping.

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catlady wrote:

It hasn't made it up to us in Luray yet..but I am hoping.

It began raining at noon yesterday and has not stopped.  A fine contstant rain since then.  We are under mandatory water restrictions, so this is beautiful! Plus it is cooler and I am loving that.

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The ones we make just taste like fudge. No nuts in them.

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My kids made truffles the same day this was posted and they can cook nada, so I think they look harder than they are.  To them it was almost a play-dough encounter.  They used the microwave to melt the chocolate and dripped it over them, not dipped. Also the mess from them - since I went haywire to get them to clean it up -- was the cocoa powder they used to roll them in.  It was everywhere.

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I just now took time to read this recipe. 2 cups of flour and it is uncooked.??? Doesn't it taste like wall paper paste??? Or I guess the condensed milk and chocolate go a long way to cover over the flavor of just plain flour.

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no they don't taste like paste ... but they do taste like cookie dough. if you don't like chocolate chip cookie dough, you won't like these.  i suppose you could play around with the recipe ...

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Oh I LOVE Choc chip cookie dough....but this just didn't sound the same. But... baked goods are on my  no no list for now...trying to break the sugar habit as much as I possibly can.

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It's cookie dough. Imagine that taste. There are ice creams based on the flavor of cookie dough. Yum-o. In small batches, tho.

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I saw Paula Deen making those on her show.  I thought they sounded yummy.  When I saw how messy they were to make, I opted not to try them.  After reading all these replies, I'm reserving judgment.  Smiling  Maybe I'll mix up a batch this weekend if we don't get Hurricane Gustav.

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These sounds wonderful. I am going to see if my daughter wants to try to make them today. She is the baker of the family. She's 10, and she is almost as capable in the kitchen as I am Smiling

Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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Do you serve them cold? They sound delish!

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i serve them right out of the fridge.  haven't had any leftovers ... if there were leftovers and it was hot out, maybe i'd store them in a covered container in the fridge ... they are pretty soft.

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