Candy Cane Chocolate Truffles
These delicacies can be made with regular chocolate or white chocolate (or both!) and are lovely additions to any holiday candy gift basket. The white chocolate variety tastes very reminiscent of peppermint bark. Dust with powdered sugar for a snowed-on effect, or serve plain.
Notes**Note: Roll your truffles in the candy canes on the day you plan to serve them. The candy canes slowly absorb the moisture from the chocolate and can become sticky over time.
- 4 Ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 Cup powdered sugar
- 1 Cup milk chocolate chips, melted
- 1/2 Teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1/3 Cup crushed candy canes
Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth.
Melt chocolate chips in the microwave.
Add chocolate and peppermint extract to cream cheese mixture and beat until smooth.
Cover and refrigerate for about 20 minutes.
Use an ice cream scoop to measure out chocolate, roll it in between your hands into a smooth ball, then roll in a bowl of crushed candy canes.