Now that the weather has gotten chilly, one of our favorite things to do in the evening is to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate while we watch a holiday movie (usually ABC’s 25 Days of Christmas is our choice!). We saw these Hot Chocolate Truffle Balls on Pinterest and thought they seemed like a great ides! Truffles you keep in the freezer until you want hot chocolate, and then you just pop it in the microwave? Count us in! We weren’t sure if they would actually work as well as the pin said they would, but we decided to call shenanigans on them and see:

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Our Version                                                  Pinterest Version

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips (about 2 cups)
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon sugar
1 pinch of salt


1) First, mix the cream, chocolate, sugar, and salt in a microwaveable bowl (we used a tupperware).hot-chocolate-ball-ingredients

2) Microwave the mixture for 30 seconds at a time, stirring each time. After about 2 minutes it will turn smooth and creamy.
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3) Let the mixture cool for a bit and then cover it and then put in the fridge for 2 or 3 hours.

4) Take the mixture out of the fridge, and scoop the hardened mixture with a spoon and roll it into little balls. Ours were about 1/4 cup of mixture each. Place them on a cookie sheet lined with wax or parchment paper.

Warning: you WILL have gross hands!


5) Put the balls back in the freezer for a little bit (around 30 minutes) so they will re-harden. Wrap each ball in wax or parchment paper or saran wrap. Keep them in the freezer until you want to use them.

6) When you want to use your hot chocolate balls, put one in a microwave-safe mug with about 1.5 cups of milk (we used fat-free milk because thats what we normally drink, but it should work with all types of milk). Microwave it for 2 minutes, then stir!microwave-hot-chocolate-truffles

Enjoy your microwavable hot chocolate truffles!

Snowman-hot-chocolate-cool-whip    Finished-holiday-hot-chocolate

We thought this pin worked out quite well! It took a lot of time in the freezer, but actually making the balls was pretty easy, and the hot chocolate is good! We also noticed that the balls are good to eat right out of the freezer as yummy truffles. We revoke shenanigans on these Pinterest hot chocolate truffle balls. Click here if you want to see how we made the adorable whipped cream toppers pictured in our mugs above!

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Check out some of our other Pinterest Shenanigans:

Complete-peppermint-candy-plate holiday-treats-for-kids candy-cane-ornament-cake-balls
  Peppermint Plate          Candy Cane Sleds       Cake Ball Ornaments

5 Responses

  1. Karla

    Maybe instead of rolling the balls, you could use a small mold or cupcake pan to drop the chocolate in to freeze, then you wouldn’t have gross hands. To make it so it doesn’t stick to a cupcake pan, maybe use a wrapper or wax paper, or even some spray? I haven’t tried these but they look really good, I just don’t like gross hands,