Raspberry Christmas Truffles

TrufflesOrange, peppermint, almond or rum extract can be used in these yummy Christmas truffles.  If you can’t find the flavored extract you want use 1/4 C of flavored liqueur instead.


Raspberry Christmas Truffles
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Recipe type: Desserts
Serves: 36 Truffles
 
Orange, peppermint, almond or rum extract can be used in these yummy Christmas truffles.
Ingredients
  • 20 squares semi sweet baking chocolate, divided
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 t raspberry extract
  • Green and red sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Melt 8 of the chocolate squares as directed on the package.
  2. In a medium bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour the melted chocolate into the cream cheese mixture.
  4. Add the raspberry extract and mix until well combined.
  5. Cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator 1 hour or until beginning to firm and the mixture is easy to handle.
  6. Place wax paper over a large cookie sheet.
  7. Shape the chocolate raspberry mixture into small balls.
  8. Melt the remaining squares of chocolate as directed on the package.
  9. Dip each ball into the melted chocolate and place in a single layer on the prepared cookie sheet.
  10. Sprinkle the top of each ball with the red and green sprinkles.
  11. Refrigerate at least 2 hours until candy becomes firm.

 

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