Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Eggnog Truffles

These are SO good!  Seriously.  Just looking at the photo makes me what to whip up another batch.  The nice part is that while they taste just like eggnog - they don't actually have any eggnog in them.  Which means you can make them any time of year.  :)  

Eggnog Truffles
adapted from McCormick

1 pound White Baking Chocolate, divided
4oz Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup Confectioner's Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon Imitation Rum Extract
Additional Ground Nutmeg

Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, confectioner's sugar, nutmeg and rum extract in large bowl on medium speed until well blended and smooth.  Melt 8 ounces of the chocolate as directed on package.  Add to cream cheese mixture and beat until well mixed.  Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours until firm.

Shape into 24 balls about 3/4 inch wide.  Place on cookie sheet lined with wax paper.  Refrigerate for another ten minutes or until ready to dip.

Coat 12 truffles at a time.*  Melt 4 ounces of the remaining chocolate according to package directions.  Using a fork, dip truffles one at a time into the melted chocolate.  Allow excess chocolate to drip off and place truffle back on wax paper lined cookie sheet.  Sprinkle with nutmeg.  Repeat with remaining 4 ounces of chocolate and remaining truffles.

Refrigerate 1 hour or until chocolate has hardened.  Store truffles in airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 week.

Makes 24 Truffles.

2 Truffles: 252 Calories, 16g Fat

*The reason for dipping half of the truffles at a time is because the cold truffles can cause the melted chocolate to harden.  The only bad part about this is that it is a little difficult to dip the truffles using such a small amount of chocolate.  So you may want to use more chocolate then the recipe calls for or melt the entire batch of chocolate at once and just re-heat it if it hardens before you are done.

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wicKED said...

Man those sound great!

art bliss said...

Wow, these look decadent! The ingredients are so simple but they look fantastic.

Danee said...

Oh I love egg nog. Oh I love truffles. Match made in heaven

Rhissanna said...

Hubby's a huge egg nog fan, which is why I make egg nog pancakes and egg nog french toast (oh yeah!) These, these are going in his Christmas stocking!Thank you!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Oh delish!

Vanessa said...

These would make great Christmas gifts! Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

Wow these sound great! Have pinned and will definitely be trying these out!

Thanks fo sharing :)

Alyssa said...

I'm making these for holiday gifts, thank you!

South Bay Studio said...

These look absolutely scrumptious! Kathi

raising4princesses said...

no...wait! I love this...yummy!

Jen Lossing, The Consigner Designer said...

These look and sound so amazing. Can't wait to try them.

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

Yummmmm! I love eggnog-anything - these look amazing! Thanks for linking up to Think Pink Sundays - I featured you today!

JLL24 said...

Do these come in a no-calorie version? LOL...they look so tasty, that I know I will not stop til the are GONE! Happy Holidays

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