October 24, 2006

Chocolate Cream Cheese Truffles


Ingredients:
1 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
4 oz cream cheese*, slightly softened
2 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted

cocoa to roll

Directions:
In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese and sugar. Add chocolate. Beat until well combined. Using your fingers, roll the chocolate/cream cheese mixture to the size of a large marble or superball. Sprinkle about 1/3 cup of cocoa on a plate and gently roll the candy to coat. Place on a clean plate and serve. You can also wait a couple of hours and they will have a more solid texture.



*the kind you get in a brick, not "spreadable" or "whipped"

My thoughts:
I like to make sweet things on Tuesdays and since today is Slashfood's candy day, I thought I'd make candy. I normally don't make candy so it was a nice change. At first I was going to make cream cheese fudge but then had the brainstorm of rolling them in unsweetened cocoa powder and making truffles. I am glad I did, they are so dark chocolate-y and tangy from the cream cheese. Also: you can't tell from the picture, but the bowl they are sitting in is teeny-tiny, it fits in the center of my hand, only about 2 inches across!