Saturday, December 13, 2008

Killer Chocolate Truffles

Thanks to Kraft Foods, I am trying this amazing recipe. So far it is fabulous and easy peasy.

Chocolate truffles

2-1/2 pkg. (20 squares) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, divided(I found dark chocolate chips which I am using instead)
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
decorations: chopped PLANTERS COCKTAIL Peanuts, multi-colored sprinkles

MELT 8 chocolate squares (or 8 oz of chips = 1 1/3 c). Beat cream cheese with mixer until creamy. Blend in melted chocolate. Refrigerate until firm.

SHAPE into 36 balls.* use a melon baller. Place on waxed paper-covered baking sheet.** I suggest chilling again for easier handling.

MELT remaining chocolate. Use fork to dip truffles; return to baking sheet. Decorate, then refrigerate 1 hour. **Try stabbing them w/ a toothpick to dip in the chocolate then gently slide them off and cover the hole.

So far I just have the filling made and chilling, but it is very tasty, should make great christmas gifts.

**Edited to Add, I finished these yesterday and they are fabulous. You can taste a hint of the cream cheese so they kind of taste like a very mild cheese cake. Very creamy, very rich, very delicious. So simple. Make some! :-D


Tracy said...

Sounds yummy! Have you tried them yet?

@PamelaMKramer - A Renaissance Woman said...

These sounds sooooooooo good!