This is an amazing recipe that I have used to make chocolate truffles for family and friends. They are simple, decadent and a little reminder of life in Europe.
8oz softened cream cheese
3 C confectioner’s sugar, sifted
3 C semisweet chocolate chips, melted
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract (only necessary if you choose to use no alcohol)
ground walnuts or pecans for rolling truffles in, optional.
grated coconut, for rolling truffles in, optional.
rum or bailey’s and grand marnier or another that you prefer.
Beat cream cheese until smooth in a medium size bowl. Gradually beat in confectioners sugar until well blended.
Stir in melted chocolate and vanilla until no streaks remain.
Divide this chocolate mixture into separate small bowls according to the liquors you choose to add. I divide it into three small bowls, one for adding rum, one for adding bailey’s and another for adding grand marnier. I added at least 1/8 of a cup of alcohol..or more..see what the mixture can handle while still staying nice and thick. After adding the alcohol and stiring the mixture completely, cover it and place in the refrigerator for one hour.
After one hour, shape into truffle balls and coat the truffles in either cocoa, nuts or coconut. Store in a wax paper lined tin, or on parchment paper or in zip loc bags. Store in a cool location or in the refrigerator. They do get soft if they get warm so it’s best to keep them cooler. These will be a huge hit! My friends and family LOVED them! Enjoy!