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Terrific Truffles

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. + chilling


about 5 dozen

I spend the week before Christmas baking a selection fo cakes, cookies and other goodies for friends and family. These candies coudn't be easier. — Amy Short, Lesage, West Virginia


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup crushed peppermint candy, unsweetened shredded coconut or ground nuts


  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth.
  2. In a microwave, melt chocolate; stir until smooth. Add chocolate and vanilla to cream cheese mixture; beat until blended. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Shape into 1-in. balls. Roll in crushed peppermint, coconut or nuts. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

1 filled pita half: 64 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 11mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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