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Chocolate Cream Cheese Truffles

Prep Time1 hr
Chill Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36 Truffles
Calories: 61kcal
Author: Deanna

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Brick style cream cheese softened
  • 2 Cups Powdered sugar
  • 2 Cups Chocolate chips dark, semi-sweet, milk or a mix
  • 1 Cup Chocolate candy melts Dark, milk or white
  • Sprinkles optional

Instructions

  • Begin by beating the cream cheese in a large bowl, then slowly add the powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler over the stove, or the microwave, then add to the cream cheese mixture and mix until smooth.
  • If you want different flavours, you can add a teaspoon or two of extract. Or divide the batter and make several flavours.
  • Place the bowl in the fridge for 20-30 minutes to allow the filling to firm up so you can roll it.
  • Remove the truffle filling from the fridge and roll into balls between 1/2 and 1 inch in size and place on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat. I like to use a melon baller as it is the perfect size.
  • Melt the chocolate candy melts in the microwave or double boiler and then dip the truffle balls in the melted chocolate. You can lower the truffle into the chocolate with a fork or use a chocolate dipping tool.
  • Move back to the silicone baking sheet to allow the chocolate shell to harden. If you want to decorate with sprinkles, do so before the chocolate sets.
  • Once the shell has hardened, move the truffles to an air tight container and store in the refrigerator.

Notes

I prefer to use a half and half mix of dark chocolate chips and semi-sweet chocolate chips for my truffle filling.
To melt chocolate in the microwave, place chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and use 15 second intervals stirring between each interval until chocolate is melted and smooth.
To melt chocolate on the stove, add a couple of inches of water to a pot and place a double boiler or bowl on top.  Add chocolate to the top bowl and heat on medium-low heat stirring chocolate until it is melted and smooth. 
To keep the chocolate melted and smooth while dipping the truffles, remove the double boiler from the stove keeping the bowl in place, the warm water will keep the chocolate the correct temperature.  If melting in the microwave, you can use the same technique by placing the bowl of melted chocolate over a pot of hot water.
Be sure not to get any water in the melted chocolate or it will seize.

Nutrition

Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 9mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg