Tuesday, December 9, 2008

White Chocolate Truffles

Christmas to me is all about celebrating traditions with family and friends, and I can't think of a better way to do that than by baking something with someone you love. These truffles in particular, are a great recipe to try with children since they're easy to make and don't require baking. These also freeze well and make a lovely gift.

This is a recipe that I adapted a bit from Julie Van Rosendaal's One Smart Cookie. Use your imagination for decorating these little balls - use the crushed candy canes as I did, or try rolling them in icing sugar, sprinkles, coloured sugar or crushed nuts. Be creative and have fun!

The ingredients:
The truffles rolled, and awaiting candy cane sprinkles:

White Chocolate Truffles
1/2 cup chopped white chocolate
4 oz. light cream cheese, softenend
2 cups icing sugar
3 large candy canes, crushed finely
1. Place chocolate in a glass bowl and microwave for one minute, until almost melted.
2. Stir until smooth and set aside to cool slightly.
3. Beat cream cheese until smooth.
4. Add chocolate and beat again until smooth.
5. Add one cup of the icing sugar and stir until well blended.
6. Add remaining icing sugar and stir until a soft dough forms.
7. Chill in the refrigerator for about 45 minutes until firm.
8. Place the candy canes in a sandwich bag and crush with a rolling pin.
9. Place the crushed candly canes into a shallow dish.
10. Remove the chocolate mixture from the refrigerator and shape into 1" balls.
11. Roll in the candy canes to coat, place on a sheet of waxed paper and freeze.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These are DELICIOUS! Very easy to make also.