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Terrific Truffles Recipe

Terrific Truffles Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling YIELD:66 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 12 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup crushed peppermint candy, flaked coconut or ground nuts


  • 1. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese. Gradually add confectioners' sugar; mix well. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate; stir until smooth. Add chocolate and vanilla to cream cheese mixture; beat until blended. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • 2. 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 filled pita half: 64 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 11mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"way too sweet....maybe use less confectioners sugar....3 cups is a lot!"

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