Candy Cane Chocolate Truffles

Candy Cane Chocolate Truffles
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Candy Cane Chocolate Truffles
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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.

32
Servings
76
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
9g
7%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
11µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
10mg
1%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
3µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
1mg
0%
Phosphorus, P
7mg
1%
Sodium, Na
27mg
2%
Water
2g
0%

Candy Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Candy Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.