Easy, Decadent Truffles...Did I mention they are EASY??
 
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla (or other flavouring, maple is really good)
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until well blended. Stir in melted chocolate and vanilla until no streaks remain. Refrigerate for about 1 hour. Shape into 1 inch balls.
  2. You can roll your truffles in chopped nuts, icing sugar, cocoa powder, candy sprinkles, coconut or leave them plain. I decided to try dipping mine in chocolate, and that worked great.
  3. I melted 1 cup of milk chocolate chips with 1 tsp vegetable shortening. After freezing the shaped truffles for a while, I used a fork & dipped them into the melted chocolate. After shaking off the excess chocolate, I placed them on a wax paper lined baking sheet, sprinkled with chopped pecans, and let sit until hardened. Truffles can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge.
Notes
Source: Based on a recipe from AllRecipes
Recipe by The Baking Beauties at http://www.thebakingbeauties.com/2008/12/easy-decadent-truffles-did-i-mention-they-are-easy.html