For this step, you'll need:-4 Candy Canes-Meat Pounder/Hammer-Clean Kitchen Towel-2 Cups of White Chocolate Chips (only 1 cup is pictured)-Spatula-Slow Cooker-Chilled, formed trufflesRemove the wrappers from the candy ...
There are lots of different methods for making truffles and melting chocolate. I've used double boilers and microwaves, but recently I discovered that melting chocolate in a slow cooker is another option. I love slow cookers. I have 3 of them. They're useful for making just about anything especially when you have a stove top and oven completely full or when you need consistent low heat and can't be bothered to fool around with the stove.
A lot of time and effort is dedicated to the process of melting the chocolate. It seems a bit odd to completely ignore the chilling process in making truffles and not add a little something to that process for extra texture and taste.
This instructable describes another method for making truffles in a way that makes them fluffy and smooth with a light coating of white chocolate and crushed candy canes, perfect for the upcoming holiday season.
I've used fewer steps according to the amount of "fooling" you have to do with a particular part in the process because many of the mini-steps occur so quickly or so slowly such as with waiting and stirring. Carefully read through the all the steps to know what will be occurring next and prepare for it. There is buffer time between each step, but stay on your toes without getting horribly stressed. Preparation is everything when it comes to candy-making. In the end, it will probably taste good no matter how badly you do it - it's chocolate, cream, and candy canes. Don't test that theory though.
I have also added notes and tips throughout the steps and have also added alternative or additional steps for a different result. There are many points in this instructable for deviation, and I have only pointed out a few of them. This is something that you make. When I am testing a new recipe, I follow it as it's written. After that, I do what I want. Do what you want, and make it your own.