My family loves the flavor of gingerbread, but I get tired of making the same old thing. I had an easy recipe for chocolate truffles and adapted it to make these little gems.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Crush gingersnaps to a fine meal in a food processor.

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  • Mix cream cheese and ground ginger together in the bowl of a stand mixer. Slowly add gingersnap crumbs to cream cheese mixture until it begins to pull away from sides of bowl.

  • Melt chocolate in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl in 15-second intervals, stirring after each melting, 1 to 3 minutes.

  • Roll cream cheese mixture into teaspoon-size balls. Dip each ball in the melted chocolate, allowing excess chocolate to drip back into bowl. Arrange truffles onto waxed paper to dry.

Cook's Note:

Chopped candied ginger can be substituted for the ground ginger, if desired. You can also wrap the pieces of candied ginger in cream cheese mixture before coating in chocolate. Be warned, these will pack a punch but are ohhh so good!

Store truffles in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts

123 calories; protein 1.8g 4% DV; carbohydrates 13.1g 4% DV; fat 8.3g 13% DV; cholesterol 6.8mg 2% DV; sodium 59mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2018
My husband and I are making truffle trays for 20 staff and nurses at my dialysis treatment center. We picked this recipe for part of our tray. We doubled the recipe and added twice as much ginger. Then we added about 1.5 teaspoons nutmeg. The flavors came together very well. We rolled them up and put them in the fridge overnite. The next day we coated them with melted white chocolate or rolled them in crushed pecans. We have about 50 of these. We also made the Easy Decadent Truffles and the Peanut Butter Balls III from this site. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2017
I followed the directions exactly and found the dough easy to work with and it held good shape while being dipped but while many people enjoyed one of these very few went back for a second. The gingerbread flavor is heavy on the ginger and I think too much for all but the most die hard gingerbread fans. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2018
My husband and I are making truffle trays for 20 staff and nurses at my dialysis treatment center. We picked this recipe for part of our tray. We doubled the recipe and added twice as much ginger. Then we added about 1.5 teaspoons nutmeg. The flavors came together very well. We rolled them up and put them in the fridge overnite. The next day we coated them with melted white chocolate or rolled them in crushed pecans. We have about 50 of these. We also made the Easy Decadent Truffles and the Peanut Butter Balls III from this site. Read More