New Year’s parties are in the making. We still have Christmas cookies in colorful tins to enjoy as we welcome in 2011, but there’s one thing missing. I must have one of my daughter’s scrumptious and decadent truffles, before making my New Year’s resolutions. I need a chocolate fix, quick. My husband and I already visited my daughter for the holidays, but it was before she made a batch. I called her today and requested the recipe. If you’re planning a party or simply need a guilty pleasure, try it. I’m sure you’ll add it to your favorite things list.
You can roll the truffles in anything you like. Peanuts, coconut or powdered sugar are wonderful. Or maybe you would prefer cinnamon or sprinkles. The recipe is simple to make, but absolutely sinful!
1 1/2 packages (12oz) Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate
1 package (8oz) Philadelphia cream cheese softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
angel flake coconut
MELT chocolate in large microwavable bowl on high 2 to 3 minutes or until
almost melted, stirring after each minute. Stir until chocolate is completely
melted. Set aside. BEAT cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add sugar,
beating until well blended. Add melted chocolate and vanilla; mix well.
Refrigerate about 1 hour. Shape into 1-inch balls. Roll in nuts, cocoa, coconut
or sprinkles. Store in refrigerator. Makes about 5 dozen candies
Prep time - 15 minutes. Chill time - 1 hour
Source: Great American Favorite Brand Name Cookbook Collector's Edition
Which topping is your favorite? Comment to win a copy of my soon to be released novel, Echoes At Dawn, and a bag of crème brulee flavored coffee to enjoy with your truffles. What could be better than a truffle and coffee?