I have a friend and her husband, that own a wine business, they grow the grapes, and send them to be made into wine. They named one of their wines, after their daughter, Sierra. Recently, they had a wine tasting at their winery, The Pines, and wanted me to make truffles from the Sweet Sierra wine. They turned out to be the hit of the party!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
200
Yield:
200 truffles
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Ingredients

200
Original recipe yields 200 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt semisweet chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. If you want to decorate with chocolate, reserve 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. Stir occasionally until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat.

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  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until soft and fluffy. Gradually mix in the confectioners' sugar until completely incorporated. Stir in the melted chocolate and wine. Cover and refrigerate the dough for 1 hour, or until firm.

  • Shape the mixture into 3/4 inch balls and place on a baking tray lined with waxed paper. Melt reserved chocolate chips in a small bowl in the microwave until you can stir it smooth. Use a fork to drizzle chocolate over the truffles for decoration.

Nutrition Facts

47 calories; protein 0.4g 1% DV; carbohydrates 7g 2% DV; fat 2.3g 4% DV; cholesterol 2.5mg 1% DV; sodium 7.2mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2009
This is mine and my husband's favorite candy. Every year starting in July he asks me if I am going to make these for Christmas. We use a local blackberry wine and they are fantastic!!! I wish I could give them more than 5 stars! Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2009
This is mine and my husband's favorite candy. Every year starting in July he asks me if I am going to make these for Christmas. We use a local blackberry wine and they are fantastic!!! I wish I could give them more than 5 stars! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2009
Only one word to express this recipe... AMAZING!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2011
What a delicious recipe! The truffles can be rolled in toppings or simply enjoyed by themselves. My son and I are chocolate lovers and we agree this is a 5 star recipe. He thought it was neat that the "candy" had wine in it haha! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2012
First I have to say that I don't eat sweets but made these for my hubby and friends for Valentine's Day. I gave them out early because we were not going to be here on V Day. Anyway everyone really enjoyed but said that they were very very rich almost too much chocolate. They also said that they could not taste the wine. Easy to make though. Thanks for posting the recipe Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
03/25/2012
This was my first time making truffles. The recipe is very easy. I was worried when I took the chocolate out of the fridge because it was very hard and crumbly. It softened up nicely with the heat of my hands and rolled very well in just a couple of minutes. These little chocolates are very rich! I wouldn't recommend making them any larger than the 3/4 inch balls in the recipe. Maybe even make them a little smaller. I made the recipe as directed and the wine flavor was just a hint. It complemented the chocolate well but I will try just a little more wine next time. To decorate I dipped the top of the ball in just the tiniest bit of sea salt - these were a HUGE hit! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2011
I used sweet blackberry wine my family received as a Christmas gift and the taste was incredible! Dark chocolate cocoa or powdered sugar works great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2014
Added 1/4 cup blackberry wine. They were great. Glazed white choc on top that I drizzled and a beautiful pink frosted pearl for my daughters wedding. Lots of compliments. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2012
These are really good. Expect I added about half a cup of wine. I don't understand why it says just a tablespoon. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2016
Really liked it. But we did modify it. We don't do alcohol and wanted different flavors as well. So we started with this recipe and for Orange Truffles added orange extract and zest (to the chocolate center). For Rasberry added Raspberry extract. And for chocolate we added vanilla. All of these worked really well! The challenge we faced with all of the recipes as we didn't know how to melt the chocolate best or how to dip / drizzle the chocolate well (until the end). First I burned the melted chocolate a bit (really need to keep it melted on a LOW heat (remove it need be). We don't have a proper double broiler so we simply used a corningwear salad bowl over a boiling pot of water. Not letting the bowl actually sit in the water was helpful too. With the dipping I made quite a mess trying to use a fork a tooth pick my fingers...etc. to coat the centers. Finally my son worked with me. I rolled the centers and dipped the bottom half of the balls in the chocolate and placed them on the wax paper. He then took a spoon and drizzled the melted chocolate over the centers. This worked! Next year we'll have a lot more pretty truffles than this year's! But we will make them again.:-) BTW this made probably 80 truffles - plenty! With a little more detail for this novice we'd have rated the recipe a 5. Thanks for sharing! And Merry (belated) Christmas! Read More