Today’s Recipe: Chocolate Truffles

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CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

PREP TIME: 45-50 MINUTES, PLUS 40 MINUTES CHILL TIME
COOK TIME: 10-15 MINUTES
MAKES: 48 TRUFFLES

8    ozs semi-sweet chocolate
2    ozs cream cheese, softened
¼   cup cocoa powder
6    ozs white chocolate

Optional: 3 ozs semi-sweet chocolate for drizzling

Special Equipment
wax paper
two 2”x4” mini loaf pans
round toothpicks
pastry bag (if drizzling with chocolate)
Wilton #2 round piping tip (if drizzling with chocolate)

1. Line the inside of two small loaf pans with a strip of wax paper. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.
2. In a double boiler over medium-low heat, melt semi-sweet chocolate. Add cream cheese and stir to combine. Stir in cocoa powder.
3. Spoon chocolate mixture into prepared loaf pans, pressing mixture into the pan with the back of a spoon.
4. Freeze pans for 30 minutes, or until cold.
5. Remove the chocolate from the pans and cut into ½”x1” rectangles. Place a toothpick in the center of each and set aside.
6. In a double boiler over medium-low heat, melt white chocolate; transfer to a small bowl.
7. Dip each truffle in white chocolate, gently turning to remove excess chocolate (if the dark chocolate from the truffles begins to melt, place them in the refrigerator or the freezer to cool off, then continue coating truffles).
8. After all the truffles have been coated, refrigerate them to set the chocolate. At this point, you can eat them right off the toothpick or remove the toothpicks, melt 3 ozs of semi-sweet chocolate, pour it into a pastry bag fitted with a #2 round piping tip, and drizzle chocolate over truffles.

Gather ingredients.

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Line the inside of two small loaf pans with a strip of wax paper. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.
In a double boiler over medium-low heat, melt 8 ozs of semi-sweet chocolate. Add 2 ozs of cream cheese and stir to combine.

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Stir in ¼ cup of cocoa powder.

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Spoon chocolate mixture into prepared loaf pans, pressing mixture into the pan with the back of a spoon. Freeze pans for 30 minutes, or until cold.

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Remove the chocolate from the pans and cut into ½”x1” rectangles. Place a toothpick in the center of each and set aside.

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In a double boiler over medium-low heat, melt 6 ozs of white chocolate.

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Pour white chocolate into a small bowl.

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Dip each truffle in white chocolate, gently turning to remove excess chocolate (if the dark chocolate from the truffles begins to melt, place them in the refrigerator or the freezer to cool off, then continue coating truffles).

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After all the truffles have been coated, refrigerate them to set the chocolate. At this point, you can eat them right off the toothpick or remove the toothpicks, melt 3 ozs of semi-sweet chocolate, pour it into a pastry bag fitted with a #2 round piping tip, and drizzle chocolate over truffles.

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Leave a comment 9 Comments

  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    I love those zinnias in the photo! These chocolates look pretty straight forward to make. While I was looking at them, I was thinking what would happen if one could add a bit of pumpkin spice to the white chocolate? Would it work so that you got a pumpkin spice truffle? Or would it be better to add the spice to the cream cheese part in the beginning? A number of us on the Connection have this Fall Obsession thing going on and sharing all sorts of fall related ideas under the Holidays topic. So, I have pumpkins on the brain lately! Ha!

  2. Oh my, that looks so yummy! I like the idea of pumpkin spice too. Thanks for the recipe MaryJane.

  3. Mary Pitman says:

    This looks do-able!! thinking of making them for my son’s b’day!!! I think I’m game for that! will let you know how they turn out!

  4. Connie Gregory says:

    I like the look of those truffles! The recipe sounds so easy and stress-free. Thanks for another great recipe, Mary Jane!

  5. Oooo…these look so easy to make and easy to eat, too 🙂 🙂 Thanks for the tasty good recipe 😉 Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather 😉

  6. Debbie Klann says:

    Those look delicious! I made truffles yesterday and wish I would’ve used your recipe…looks much easier.

  7. Barbara Criss says:

    These look so good. My younger self would have tried these, but I am too old and lazy to attempt them now.

  8. terry steinmetz says:

    These are DELISH! I had to hide them away from me so I can give them to my honey today!

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