Rainy Nights Call for Good Chocolate

It has been my intention to make chocolate truffles for a colleague, since he requested them back in January after I made them on a whim.  I decided to whip up a batch of these wonderful delicacies for my colleagues, and in the midst of things felt like sharing the recipe.  This is truly a Charm Offensive original.

Lady K’s Divine Chocolate Truffles

2 packages of semisweet chocolate

1 tsp. extract (I used Pure Almond Extract, but you can use Raspberry, Coconut, Vanilla, Orange, Cherry or Peppermint extracts)

1 8 oz. brick of cream cheese

In a stand mixer, beat cream cheese until fluffy.  Meanwhile, in a microwave safe bowl, melt 1 package of semisweet chocolate squares chunked, unwrapped in 30 second intervals until melted.  Once melted, add melted chocolate to cream cheese.  Mix until thoroughly incorporated, then place chocolate cream cheese mixture in fridge for one hour.

After the mixture has set, shape chocolate-cream cheese mixture into balls.  Then, roll into cocoa powder, powdered sugar, or melted chocolate.



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