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Reader Recipe: Simple Chocolate Truffles

If you're already gearing up for Christmas — and I know a bunch of you already are — why don't you get a head start by figuring out what treats you're going to make this year? Everyone expects cookies, so surprise them with homemade truffles. Recently, TeamSugar member issarocks shared her recipe for Simple Chocolate Truffles. It's a simple twist on mini cream-cheese balls, one that will be easy for you to re-create on your own. To get the recipe,

Recipe submitted by TeamSugar member issarocks

i made truffles for the coworkers for valentine's day (07)

here are some simple chocolate truffles, i made them for valentines this year and they were a hit! they'll also make great christmas goodies!

- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 3 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
- 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips, melted
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- optional - liqueurs, other flavorings

- 1 1/2 cups (dark, milk, or white) chocolate, melted (whatever you prefer to coat)

1. In a large bowl, mix cream cheese until smooth. Gradually mix in confectioners' sugar until well blended. Stir in melted chocolate and vanilla (To flavor truffles with liqueurs or other flavorings, omit vanilla. Divide truffle mixture into thirds. Add 1 1/2 tablespoon liqueur (almond, coffee, orange, etc) to each mixture; mix well) until no streaks remain.


2. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Roll into 1 inch balls (i found it easiest to use saran wrap to assist with this).

3. With a toothpick or fork, dip balls into melted chocolate, let set on wax paper. Top with nuts, candy bits, or swirl with a different chocolate.

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aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
amers me too
amers230 amers230 9 years
oh i'm so making these sometime!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I would skip the nuts though.
issarocks issarocks 9 years
i'd have to agree it's a bit firmer in my opinion
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
michichan it is much easier-I think.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I would kill for these right now.
michichan michichan 9 years
Is cream cheese easier to work with than ganache?
herjoiedevivre herjoiedevivre 9 years
oh WOW this is better than bringing wine to our families' thanksgivings!! :) thanks yum & issarocks!!
michichan michichan 9 years
they sound so easy too!
issarocks issarocks 9 years
oh yay!!! sharing the wealth!! :)
Rachel419 Rachel419 9 years
I made truffles for my family one year and everyone loved them! I was thinking about doing it again this year and this is perfect!
Erin214 Erin214 9 years
i made these this weekend. So easy, a huge hit and I used low fat cream cheese.
fragiletearz fragiletearz 9 years
Oh my these look tempting
PrincessTracy PrincessTracy 9 years
omg I ♥ issa!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
:drool: Yummmy yum!!!
mamaseacat mamaseacat 9 years
What a great idea! And they can be non-fat or low-fat depending on the cream cheese you use. Thanks, issarocks! I'll have to try these for Christmas or Thanksgiving or just because I feel like making treats. :)
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