Truffles for Your Sweet

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We love making homemade truffles, and Nuts.com’s premium ingredients makes it easy and fun to create these delicious, chocolatey treats. Whip up a batch for your loved ones this weekend! This recipe makes about 30 rich truffles, so if you have a houseful of chocolate enthusiasts, you may want to double or even triple it!

Start by beating 4 oz. of softened cream cheese with an electric mixer or wooden spoon until it’s smooth and fluffy. Add 1-1/2 cups of powdered sugar and set aside. Melt 1-1/2 cups of organic dark chocolate chips in a double boiler, and pour the melted chocolate into the cream cheese mixture. Add 1 tsp. of vanilla or a flavored liquor like amaretto or Grand Marnier, and stir to combine. Cover the bowl and refrigerate the mixture for at least two hours.

Scoop and form the refrigerated chocolate into 1-inch balls. Roll the balls in the coating of your choice. Some of our favorites include organic strawberry powder, organic pomegranate powder and organic coconut. We also really enjoy truffles rolled in finely chopped, roasted almonds, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans or walnuts. Choose your favorite or make a variety of truffles. You won’t be disappointed!

Refrigerated the truffles in an airtight container until it’s time to eat them. Remove them from the fridge about an hour before consuming them to allow them to come to room temperature. Enjoy!

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