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Chocolate Truffles

Can you think of a holiday that isn’t made better with chocolate? Unless you’re allergic to it and can’t have it, it seems many people are content to eat chocolate whether during the holidays or any other time of the year. These chocolate truffles are easy enough to make you may want to keep them on hand throughout Hanukah or take them as your offering for holiday parties.

This recipe only has four ingredients which you may already have on-hand. The ingredients are:

1 package (8 ounces) of softened Philadelphia Cream Cheese or store brand cream cheese
3 cups of powdered or confectioner’s sugar
1 1/2 package (12 ounces total) melted Baker’s Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate
1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer or wire whisk until it is smooth. This is much easier to accomplish if the cream cheese has been allowed to come to room temperature and is soft before beating it.

Slowly add the powdered sugar, a little at a time, being sure to beat it until it is well-blended before adding more. Continue to add the powdered sugar until it has all been combined with the cream cheese.

Melt the chocolate following the instructions on the package. Add this to the cream cheese and powdered sugar mixture followed by the vanilla. Beat this until the chocolate and vanilla are thoroughly incorporated. Cover the mixture and place it in the refrigerator for at least an hour.

Remove the bowl from the refrigerator and pinch off some chocolate. Roll it in your hands to create about a one-inch ball. If the chocolate begins to get too soft while forming the balls, place the bowl back into the refrigerator.

When you have all of the chocolate truffles made, you may want to roll them candy sprinkles, shredded coconut, good quality coca, crushed peppermint candies, ground walnuts or anything else that you and your family enjoy. Store the chocolate truffles in refrigerator until it is time to serve them.

These chocolate truffles are so easy and quick to make, you don’t have to wait until Hanukah next year to enjoy them.