Easy Candy Truffles for Valentine Treat

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As I am in the middle of dieting with low carb I get so missing chocolate. There are different chocolates that are dark that will hit the button of rich for me. But I made these to take to a family baby shower and they are sooo good and rich I wanted to share with online friends. No they are not low carb but yes, they are a wonderful treat. Enjoy

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  • add   1 (8 ounce) package Cream Cheese
  • add   3 cups powdered sugar
  • add   12 (1 ounce) squares Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, melted - or 1/ 12oz pkg of chocolate chips (buy good quality)
  • add   1 tsp coffee(fresh from the coffee maker)
  • add   1 tsp vanilla
  • add   Suggested coatings, unsweetened cocoa, powdered sugar, colored sugar, small chocolate sprinkles and/or Coconut.
  • add   ( I always use cocoa for the coatings it makes it so yummy it gives it the look of truffles from the ground)

Instructions

  1. Beat cream cheese in large bowl or food processor with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Gradually add sugar, mixing until well blended.
  2. Melt the chocolate over hot water bath and then remove from heat and add the flavors. Add melted chocolate, coffee and vanilla to the sugar mix and mix well. Refrigerate 1 hour or until chilled.
  3. Shape into 1-inch balls. Roll in cocoa, powdered sugar, minced nuts or coconut. Store in refrigerator.
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@SeniorCareTips 19:12, 13 Feb 2010

I always buy a storage box at the $ store, For Valentine they would have a plastic red heart box that is perfect storage for these little gems. Keep chilled till you want to serve them and let set 15 minutes. They are rich and good and you can give just a few and spread them around to friends, family and your special senior in care! YUMMY

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