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Terrific Truffles

 Terrific Truffles
I spend the week before Christmas baking a selection fo cakes, cookies and other goodies for friends and family. These candies coudn't be easier. — Amy Short, Lesage, West Virginia
66 ServingsPrep: 45 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 cup crushed peppermint candy, flaked coconut or ground nuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in
  • confectioners' sugar until smooth.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate; stir until smooth. Add chocolate and
  • vanilla to cream cheese mixture; beat until blended. Refrigerate for
  • 1 hour.
  • Shape into 1-in. balls. Roll in crushed peppermint, coconut or nuts.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: about 5
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 64 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 11 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.