Twinkle Little Treats Recipe

Twinkle Little Treats
Anna Beth Weber


  •   Two 14-ounce cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 tablespoons  unsalted butter, preferably organic
  • 2 tablespoons  heavy cream, preferably organic
  • 2 teaspoons  light corn syrup
  • 3 ounces  semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons  unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 cup  sprinkles or chocolate shavings

Reminiscent of the holiday season’s lights with their multi-colored nonpareils, these treats are also fun to serve any time of the year with some semisweet chocolate shavings on top.


In a medium-sized, heavy-bottomed saucepan, stir together the condensed milk, butter, heavy cream, and corn syrup and bring to a boil over medium heat. Next, add the chocolate and the cocoa powder. Whisk away any lumps of cocoa powder.

Reduce heat to low and continue whisking constantly until it is the consistency of a dense fudgy batter, about 8-10 minutes. (Don't scrape the bottom of the pot too sincerely with the whisk. If the mixture is undercooked, the treats will be too soft; if overcooked, they will be too chewy.)

After 8 minutes, swirl the pan once or twice. The mixture is ready when it slides as 1 piece, leaving a thick residue on the bottom. Slide the mixture into a bowl without scraping the bottom and let cool at room temperature.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. Remove from the refrigerator and, using a melon baller or small cookie scoop, measure out 1 generous teaspoon and roll each into a little ball about ¾-inch in diameter between your palms.

Place the sprinkles in a bowl. Roll the ball through the sprinkles, making sure they cover the entire surface. Store in an airtight plastic container for 2 days or up to 1 month in the refrigerator.


Calories per serving:

96 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 203g 313%
  • Carbs 609g 203%
  • Saturated 125g 626%
  • Fiber 16g 66%
  • Trans 2g
  • Sugars 583g
  • Monounsaturated 60g
  • Polyunsaturated 7g
  • Protein 75g 151%
  • Cholesterol 433mg 144%
  • Sodium 1,064mg 44%
  • Calcium 2,376mg 238%
  • Magnesium 521mg 130%
  • Potassium 3,968mg 113%
  • Iron 10mg 56%
  • Zinc 12mg 80%
  • Phosphorus 2,404mg 343%
  • Vitamin A 1,099µg 122%
  • Vitamin C 21mg 35%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 58%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 4mg 211%
  • Niacin (B3) 3mg 14%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 25%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 125µg 31%
  • Vitamin B12 4µg 61%
  • Vitamin D 3µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 4mg 18%
  • Vitamin K 24µg 30%
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