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Crispy Mexican Truffles Recipe

Crispy Mexican Truffles Recipe

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


  • 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.

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.