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Cream cheese and chocolate are a perfect combo for melt-in-your-mouth truffles. Adding a little shortening to the chocolate as it melts makes the chocolate more fluid and easier to use for coating. It also makes the chocolate a little shinier once it has set. Transfer truffles to individual paper cups or mini muffin liners inside an airtight container and store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
5 mins
1 hr
1 hr 25 mins
3 1/2 dozen


Original recipe yields 42 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.

  • Pulse chocolate sandwich cookies in a food processor until they are fine crumbs. Set aside 1/2 cup crumbs in a small bowl. Add cream cheese to remaining crumbs in the food processor; pulse until well combined.

  • Shape cream cheese mixture into walnut-size balls using dampened hands.

  • Melt chocolate and shortening in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring after each melting, about 1 to 3 minutes.

  • Dip balls in the chocolate mixture, turning with a fork to completely coat. Lift the truffles out of the chocolate mixture using 2 forks, letting excess chocolate drip into the bowl. Transfer truffles to the prepared baking sheet. Immediately sprinkle reserved cookie crumbs over truffles.

  • Chill truffles in refrigerator until firm, about 1 hour.

Cook's Notes:

For red-and-white-striped truffles, use white chocolate instead of semisweet chocolate for the coating and skip the crumb topping. Tint remaining coating (left over from dipping the balls) with red gel food coloring, warm it gently, and drizzle over the chilled balls.

For brown-and-white-striped truffles, skip the crumb topping, and drizzle chilled balls with melted white chocolate.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the chocolate coating. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

119 calories; protein 1.7g; carbohydrates 13g; fat 7.4g; cholesterol 5.9mg; sodium 61.4mg. Full Nutrition