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Chocolate Holiday Truffles

No recipe image available.These festive, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate truffles make wonderful gifts from your kitchen, and definitely add finesse to a holiday candy tray.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (8-ounce) package semisweet baking chocolate
4-ounces (1/2 of an 8-ounce package) cream cheese, softened
1 (8-ounce) container nondairy whipped topping, thawed
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Suggested coatings:
Chocolate or colored sprinkles
Cocoa powder
Powdered sugar
Sweetened flaked coconut, toasted
Finely chopped pecans

Cooking Directions:

  1. Melt chocolate in large microwave-safe bowl in microwave oven on HIGH 2 minutes or until chocolate is almost melted. Stir with wire whisk until chocolate is completely melted. Add cream cheese and vanilla; stir until cream cheese is melted and well blended. Cool to room temperature. Gently fold in whipped topping, blending well. Refrigerate 2 hours or until mixture is firm enough to handle.
  2. Shape chocolate mixture into 1-inch balls and place on wax paper-covered baking sheets. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until firm.
  3. Roll in desired coatings, working with a few truffles at a time. Store in a tightly covered container in refrigerator.

Makes about 6 dozen truffles.