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Death Star Caramel Truffles

Caramel candies morph into "Star Wars" truffles for a fun sweet treat. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 1 hour + chilling
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 26 caramels
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups white candy coating disks
  • 1/2 cup black candy coating disks
  • 30 lollipop sticks

Directions

  • Line an 8-in. square dish with plastic wrap; set aside. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine caramels, milk chocolate chips and cream. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1 minute; stir. Microwave 1 minute longer, stirring every 15 seconds or until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth. Spread into prepared dish; refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  • Using plastic wrap, lift candy out of pan. Cut into 30 pieces; roll each piece into a 1-in. ball. Cover and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Insert lollipop sticks into truffles. Press the end of a small wooden spoon into the upper portion of each truffle to create an indentation. Return to refrigerator until firm.
    In separate microwave-safe bowls, melt the black and white candy disks; stir every 30 seconds until smooth. Tint white candy with black candy, adding 1 teaspoon at a time until desired color of gray is achieved; reserve remaining melted black candy. Dip caramels in gray candy, allowing excess to drip off; let stand until set. Tint remaining gray candy slightly darker with reserved black candy. Place in piping bag fitted with small #1 round tip; pipe onto truffles to resemble Death Star. Refrigerate until firm.

Test Kitchen tip
  • Keep truffles upright and secure after dipping by placing end of lollipop stick into a Styrofoam block or bowl filled with uncooked rice.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 truffle: 158 calories, 8g fat (6g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 45mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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