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.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
42
Yield:
3 1/2 dozen
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Ingredients

42
Original recipe yields 42 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.

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  • 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 3% DV; carbohydrates 13g 4% DV; fat 7.4g 11% DV; cholesterol 5.9mg 2% DV; sodium 61.4mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2016
These are delicious. I made these and the Oreo cookie truffles and everyone loves them. I made the truffles then froze them on a cookie sheet. I then put them in a ziplock bag until I was ready to dip them. I read somewhere not to dip cold chocolate but they turned out perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2015
Yummy and easy. Looks like I slaved in the kitchen making these. Great with chocolate/peanut butter sandwhich cookies and a peanut butter coating. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2014
These are my kids favorite! I make at least 2 batches every year during the holidays. I like to just add some colored sprinkles on top to decorate them. So pretty and delicious too! Hard to eat just one! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2016
These are delicious. I made these and the Oreo cookie truffles and everyone loves them. I made the truffles then froze them on a cookie sheet. I then put them in a ziplock bag until I was ready to dip them. I read somewhere not to dip cold chocolate but they turned out perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2015
Very good and easy! I put them in the freezer for about an hour before dipping them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2015
I've made these several times now and I keep getting requests! I use milk chocolate and an extra row of cookies because my boyfriend doesn't care for cream cheese. I just bought a set of candy dipping tools to make these even easier to make today. I also found that putting the rolled balls in the freezer before dipping made them much easier to handle. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2016
I just love the rich Delicious taste of these incredibly easy truffles. Love them and i will be making them for all special occasions. Read More
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05/17/2018
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09/19/2015
Used this recipe for the panda's head in my Panda Cupcakes. Super cute! Read More
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08/01/2016
I only set aside 1/4c cookie crumbs for putting on the truffles later. 1/2c was too much. DELICIOUS!!! Read More