Champagne Cocoa Truffles
3/4 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup Hershey’s cocoa
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 to 3 tablespoons champagne
Cocoa or confectioners’ sugar
In a heavy medium saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Add cocoa and stir until smooth. Blend in sweetened condensed milk; stir constantly until mix is thick, smooth and glossy, about 4 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Pour mix into a medium bowl and let cool to room temperature. Stir in champagne, cover and refrigerate until firm, 4 to 5 hours.
Take a small amount of mix at a time and form into 1 1/4 inch balls. Roll in cocoa or confectioners’ sugar. Place balls on wax paper-lined cookie sheet and refrigerate until firm, 1 to 2 hours. Store covered in refrigerator.
Makes 2 1/2 dozen candies.