Chocolate Cream Cheese Truffles

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I hope that 2012 will bring us all blessings and happiness, good health and good karma. I want to start this year with a recipe for something round and deliciously sweet -for good luck. ü

It’s a nice variation from the traditional truffles, the addition of cream cheese gives a hint of tang and the ground almonds make it interesting , it’s not as smooth and velvety but just as good as the regular truffles..they’re like mini bites of chocolate cheesecake!

I got the recipe from Kraft (from the same magazine where I got the 4-in-1 cookie dough); I didn’t add the almond-flavored liqueur asked for in the original recipe because I don’t have it, I could have put almond extract instead but my family doesn’t really like it, taste like medicine according to my kids so I just added the ground almonds and added more chocolate- bittersweet chocolate instead of semi-sweet.

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CHOCOLATE CREAM CHEESE TRUFFLES
recipe from Kraft Food & Family Magazine

Ingredients
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
1/4 cup slivered almonds, ground
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

Here’s How:
BEAT cream cheese, honey and vanilla extract with electric mixer on medium speed until well-blended. Stir in melted chocolate and ground almonds. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or until firm.

ROLL cream cheese mixture into 24 balls, about a tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture for each ball. Roll each ball in sifted cocoa until evenly coated. Store in tightly sealed covered container in the fridge. Enjoy!

A HAPPY and PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR to us all!! GOD Bless!

2 Responses to "Chocolate Cream Cheese Truffles"

  1. MaryMoh   January 4, 2012 at 1:03 am

    Happy New Year to you, Olive! Love your truffles. I have always wanted to make but have not done so. May be should make it a goal to make this year :D

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  2. Belinda @zomppa   January 2, 2012 at 2:50 am

    This definitely is the way to celebrate the new year! I want to jump into the photo! Happy new year!

    Reply

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