Decadent chocolate truffles – Lowvelder

Utterly indulgent and super simple to make, these cream cheese chocolate truffles are perfect for gifting and ideal for sharing. And if you make a little extra for yourself, we promise not to tell.

Makes 28

You’ll need: 230g dark chocolate or 150g dark and 80g milk or white chocolate; 15ml butter, melted; 230g Lancewood Medium Fat Plain Cream Cheese at room temperature

Variations – 50g almonds, chopped; 100g Turkish apricots, chopped; 50g mixed citrus peel; 15ml coffee powder dissolved in 10ml water; 15ml brandy or rum

Coatings – cocoa powder; coconut; almonds, pistachios or peanuts, crushed; freeze-dried strawberries, crushed

How to:

  • Melt the chocolate and the butter and stir until incorporated.
  • Add the cream cheese to the melted mixture in small increments and beat with an electric beater until smooth.
  • Add variation ingredients if using.
  • Refrigerate for two hours.
  • Roll teaspoonfuls of the mixture into balls. Roll into the coating of your choice.

Place in mini paper cups and refrigerate until serving.

* Recipe & image by Lancewood.

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