Crispy Mexican Truffles Recipe
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Crispy Mexican Truffles Recipe

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Cinnamon, cayenne, and crunch! These chocolate truffles have an unexpected hint of heat. —Shelly Bevington-Fisher, Hermiston, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:30 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 truffle equals 98 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 33 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the confectioners' sugar, chocolate and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cornflakes, cinnamon and cayenne. Shape chocolate mixture into 1-in. balls; roll in cornflake mixture. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Crispy Mexican Truffles in Simple & Delicious February/March 2012, p41

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Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015

"In my personal opinion the truffles were not as good as i would have hoped. I was making these for my spanish project and i got an F becasue it was bad so thanks i guess"

Reviewed Jan. 24, 2013

"absolutely will make again very soon!!"

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