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Dulce De Leche Fireball Truffles – Sweet and Salty

Creamy Dulce de Leche meets a salty cracker and fall in love.  They drink to their love with dulce de leche Fireball truffles and swim in some chocolate to complete their date!

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How can Dulce De Leche save the day?

Do you have the same problem I do?  When I ask my husband this he laughs and says, “You have so many problems, you are a going to have to be more specific.”  

My problem involves my need to balance out flavors.  When you eat something salty, do you have to have a bite of something sweet?  When you eat something sweet, does your mouth crave a bite of something savory?

Right after dinner is over, I reach for a small bite of something sweet.  Likewise, when I eat a dessert, I crave a salty bite.  And when I binge and eat a whole pack of fun-size candy bars I need a bowl of green beans afterward.  If you are a sufferer like me, I have just the solution.

And it involves Dulce de Leche.

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What is Dulce de Leche and where can I get a gallon?

Dulce de Leche, or “milk jam,” is a caramel-like cream that can be used for many different things.  This distinct ingredient may seem a little daunting to you, but let me ease your mind a bit.

Do you remember those delicious caramel creme candies they sell? The tiny discs of buttery caramel surrounding a creme center?

I would ride my bike to the corner store when I was younger, seems I was riding my bike everywhere those days, and buy a few packages with the money I had earned from mowing the grass.  

I would savor the candies by eating the cream out of the center and saving the caramel doughnut for last.  That sugary, sweet, buttery, caramel was the perfect treat.

Dulce de Leche embodies that same flavor but in a spreadable “jam” that is much more versatile.  Who wouldn’t want spreadable caramel?

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How can you use Dulce de Leche?

My go-to use for Dulce de Leche is for dessert.  Combining it with other flavors, textures, and fruits are the best way to bring out the caramel flavors.  

I tend to like some salty flavors in my desserts to balance out the sweet because salt enhances most flavors to make them stronger.

Having a dessert that is both salty and sweet with some texture makes it the perfect dessert!  These Dulce de Leche Fireball truffles remind me of my Cracker Truffles with Peanut Butter and Honey.  They are also sweet and salty!

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Dessert is best when it is bite-sized!

In my opinion, which most don’t really care about, dessert should be small.  It is a way to end the meal with a final bite, or two, and send you on your way.  

I was never into desserts that are bigger than your entree, even though I have devoured half a cheesecake but that was my actual dinner and not dessert.  But we are not going to talk about that anymore.

Why do we need pieces of cake that are literally 1/4 of the whole cake?  Or an ice cream sundae with 4 scoops of ice cream?  We don’t!  I just need one bite to balance out my dining experience.  My Dulce de Leche Fireball Truffles are that one bite!

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The perfect combination of salty and sweet with a hint of booze!

These Dulce de Leche Fireball Truffles were born after taking a spoon, dipping it into the Dulce de Leche, tasting it, and then thinking this would be good spread on a salty cracker.  

The flaky, buttery cracker with a hint of salt, balanced with the sweet and creamy dulce de leche sent my head spinning.  

A bit messy to eat so I felt the need to repackage it.  Packaged in dark chocolate is the best way to eat anything really.  Maybe not steak but I won’t rule it out, just yet.

Combining cracker crumbs, with the Dulce de Leche, and tossing in a hint of Fireball whiskey to add another layer of flavor, and to thin it out, left me with a thick “batter” of sorts.  I quickly rolled these and dipped them in dark chocolate to keep them from sticking to my fingers.  Plus, I just like a little chocolate…

The result of that experiment is these delicious Dulce De Leche Fireball Truffles!  Enjoy one after your dinner!

Side view of Dulce de Leche fireball truffles on a white plate.

Dulce De Leche Fireball Truffles – Sweet and Salty

Yield: 35 truffles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Creamy Dulce de Leche meets a salty cracker and fall in love. They drink to their love with Fireball whiskey and take a swim in some chocolate! These Dulce de Leche Fireball Truffles are something that you need to make tonight!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups salty and buttery crackers (~ 60 Ritz crackers)
  • 2/3 cup La Lechera Dulce de Leche
  • 1/4 cup Fireball whiskey
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil

Instructions

Prepare the truffle center

  1. Crush the crackers and place in a food processor. I crushed ahead of time because the crackers will slide under the blade leaving a few large pieces.
  2. Add the Dulce de Leche.
  3. Pulse to combine.
  4. Add the Fireball whiskey and pulse again until a thick batter is made.
  5. Scoop out into individual truffles onto a parchment-lined baking sheet or platter.
  6. Place in freezer to harden. Approximately 20 minutes.

Prepare chocolate dip

  1. Melt chocolate and coconut oil over a pot of simmering water using the double boiler method.
  2. Remove your truffles from the freezer and dip in the chocolate one at a time to coat.
  3. Place dipped truffle back on the parchment-lined baking sheet and place them in fridge to set the chocolate. Approximately 10 minutes.
  4. Enjoy!
  5. Keep stored in the fridge until ready to eat.

Notes

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 35 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 75Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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Andrea

Monday 20th of August 2018

These Truffles look Awesome. I am definitely making these for my next family get together.

Michele

Monday 17th of October 2016

Im really enjoying your truffle series! Im especially fond of these.... they will be making an appearance at a cocktail party at my house very soon!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Tuesday 18th of October 2016

Thanks Michele! I didn't really try to do a series of truffles but I just couldn't quit making them!! And eating them!

Meghan | Fox and Briar

Sunday 16th of October 2016

Yes! I totally need sweet and salty to be together. LOVE that these have fireball in them, what a cool twist! Or hot twist? Sorry.

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Sunday 16th of October 2016

cool and hot!

jane @ littlesugarsnaps

Saturday 15th of October 2016

I could eat these right now. I absolutely love chocolate that has a hint of salt about it and a touch of whisky you say? What's a truffle without a nip of alcohol. That's what I say. I'm sorely tempted to get my bike out and ride around the block just so I can feel I've legitimately earned these truffles. Then I could sit back and stuff my face with them all afternoon.

Dini @ The Flavor Bender

Friday 14th of October 2016

Truffles are a holiday season tradition for us! I can't wait to start our truffle making and I definitely want to make these too :) LOVE the salty sweet combination!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Sunday 16th of October 2016

Great way to use those crackers!