Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Decadent Truffles

by Kathleen Ann Gallagher

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!

Easy Chocolate Truffles

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
ground nuts
unsweetened cocoa
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?

Don’t forget to include your email address, so I can contact the winner.


  1. Yum! These sound delicous! I would probably love the powdered sugar ones although ones with sprinkles sound fun ;-) Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    smaccall @

  2. I am so over-chocolated from the season, I may spend all of January avoiding it. Now...IF I made truffles, I'd roll them in cinnamon.

  3. As you know, dearest Kathleen, I'm not good at baking, but I am good at watching people bake! And I'm super good at EATING! I gotta find me some truffles right quick! LOL

  4. I think I'll go for the ground nuts - particularly if I can go for almonds - as I live on an almond farm and am always looking for new things to do with them!

  5. id roll them in sprinkles or sprinkles and chocolate im not sure really i love both alot

    def f gonna be trying that recipe

  6. Definitely cocoa. They sound yummy!

  7. I finely chop pecans up and put on them with powdered sugar. Nothing is better than a great cup of flavored coffee and a truffle.

    Truffles and cake balls are my favorite for parties, and both easy to make!!!


  8. I am going to make them right now! LOL! thanks for the recipe! I think I will dip them in cocoa, melted chocolate!

  9. I think dipped in melted chocolate and rolled in pecans would be delicious.

  10. I'd like mine rolled in any type of nut, but almonds sound tasty!

    Rhonda/ Denise McCray

  11. hmmm I have the stuff man! I am out of good chocolate candy and the diet starts Monday! Thanks Kathleen.

  12. Ooh Yummy!! That is one thing that I did not get in my stocking this year! I love shaved chocolate!


  13. i think i would try caramel

  14. I would go for the coconut.

    kissinoak at frontier dot com

  15. I'd prefer them to be rolled in nuts. No particular one, any will do.

  16. All of your comments have my taste buds dancing. With a truffle in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other, we can accomplish anything.

    Thanks everyone,
    Happy New Year!

  17. These sound really yummy. I'd probably like the ones rolled in cinnamon. I really like cinnamon. I may try making these and rolling them in crused up toffee pieces.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  18. I was away from my computer all day today--visiting relatives. However, when I learned that you were here, Kathleen, I put on my party shoes and came for a visit.
    I can't wait to use your yummy recipe. : )

  19. The coconut truffles look scrumptious! I'm also a fan of dark chocolate so I would consider trying dark chocolate ones too :)