Chocolate Truffles are dense dark chocolate confections that are easy to make. With just cream cheese, unsweetened chocolate, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract you can create a rich chocolate truffle that is delicious.
Chocolate Truffles can be rolled in cocoa powder, powdered sugar, ground walnuts and assorted sprinkles. You could also make them festive for the holidays with colored sugars. You can make these ahead of time and freeze them up to a month. Just place them in a single layer into a freezer container.
This is a recipe that you could make as a hostess gift, a present, or an addition to your holiday dessert table. There are only a few ingredients and they will only take about 30 minutes of your time to make plus some chilling time. They look pretty in cellophane bags with a ribbon, in a glass jar, in a paper lined box or on a serving plate.
If you are a fan of rich chocolate desserts, check out Flourless Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Brioche Bread Pudding, Mexican Chocolate Pudding Cake, Chocolate Pots De Creme, and Chocolate Olive Oil Cake.
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- 4 cups confectionary sugar
- 1-8 ounce package cream cheese
- 5- 1 ounce squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- For coating truffles:
- cocoa powder
- confectionary sugar
- ground walnuts
- chocolate or colored sprinkles
Melt your chocolate in a double boiler over boiling water, or place in a microwave proof bowl and microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring after each 30 second point until the chocolate is melted. Cool slightly.
With an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Slowly add the melted chocolate and vanilla and mix well. Add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time and mix until thoroughly combined.
Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for one hour, until firm.
Place the cocoa powder, confectionary sugar, chopped walnuts and chocolate sprinkles on small plates.
Scoop heaping teaspoons of the chocolate mixture and roll into balls about 1 inch with your hands. Roll the balls into your different toppings until coated all around.
These must be stored in the refrigerator.