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.
Step 1: Gear and Ingredients
-Small Slow Cooker (~1.5 quart)
-Wax Paper (or silicone mat)
-Glass (to be filled with ice water)
-Clean Kitchen Towel (not pictured)
-2 Cups of Dark Chocolate Chips
-2/3 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
-2 Cups of White Chocolate Chips
-4 Candy Canes (I've used cherry but choose whatever flavor you like)