Cinnamon Spice Chocolate Truffles
I wanted to create a fun easy truffle recipe that children could make. Using cream cheese was easier than heavy cream and cinnamon made them yummy. If you don't like nuts- leave them out!
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups confectioner’s 10 X sugar
1 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate bits, melted
1 /2 cup semi-sweet chocolate bits, melted
3 /4 cup pecans, finely ground
1 /4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon
Place the room temperature cream cheese into the bowl of a mixer and beat on low until smooth. Add the confectioner’s sugar and mix in for 2-3 minutes. To this add the cinnamon. Mix in to blend.
Next add the melted chocolate and mix on low for 2 minutes , scraping down bowl with a spatula halfway through.
Place the mix into a small bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Place in refrigerator for an hour.
Take the brown sugar, pecans and cinnamon and place in a small mixing bowl.
Remove the chocolate truffle base from the refrigerator and use a melon ball utensil or small ice cream scoop and make 1 inch chocolate balls. Place each on a wax paper covered tray.
When they are all formed dip each into the melted chocolate using a plastic fork with only the 2 outer teeth left so it can dip easily. Then roll each truffle ball in the nut mixture. The mixture will adhere best when the outer chocolate is slightly tacky. Place the rolled truffles in individual paper candy cups to serve.
Yield : 30 truffles
Note: melting chocolate is easy in the microwave. Place chocolate in a microwavable bowl and heat 30 seconds at a time, stir with a spoon and heat again until melted and smooth.