Friday, November 2, 2012
Foodie Friday: Easy Truffles
Now that Halloween is past, full preparations for the holidays are under way. If you're like me you'll find yourself doing a lot of baking for the many different get-togethers of the season. Because of that, it's nice to have a quick go-to dessert. These truffles are so easy and a big hit too.
My husband took a bite into one of these easy truffles and then says "You made these? They seem like a store bought thing, not a homemade thing." He really thought I bought them and then set them out pretending I made them. Like I'd do that! (wink)
But I did for real make these and you can too. They are so, so, simple! You only need 3 ingredients; plus some decorations.
1 8 oz package cream cheese
2 1/2 packages (20 squares) semi-sweet chocolate
Melt 8 squares of chocolate over low heat. Add butter to get a smooth texture and to keep your chocolate from scorching. I used something like 3 teaspoons.
Pour melted chocolate into bowl, add cream cheese and beat with mixer.
Use a 1/2 tablespoon measuring spoon to scoop out mix. Roll into balls and place on wax paper. You should be able to make 36 balls.
Refrigerate until firm; 30 minutes to an hour.
Melt the rest of your chocolate squares; use butter to get a smooth texture again.
Dip balls into chocolate. Use fork to lift them out. Place back on wax paper.
Decorations: You can use a ton of things to decorate these truffles. Candy decorations, nuts, coconut, white chocolate drizzles; be creative. You could also roll in powdered sugar or cocoa powder.
Refrigerate what you don't eat right away.
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