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December 28, 2012

Champagne Truffles

This recipe originally appeared on my first blog, Amy's Cooking Adventures, in May 2011.  Enjoy!




Everyone loves champagne on New Year’s Eve, so why not make something exciting by adding some velvety Champagne Truffles to your dessert table!

Plus, the recipe only used ¼ cup of champagne, so you get to drink the rest!






Champagne Truffles
An Amy Original inspired by Vanilla Clouds and Lemon Drops

1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
4 Tbsp champagne
12 oz semi sweet Baker’s chocolate
1 lb vanilla almond bark


In the bowl of an electric mixture, beat the cream cheese until smooth and fluffy.  Slowly incorporate the powdered sugar.

While beating the cream cheese, melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a double boiler.

Turn the mixer to low speed and mix in the champagne and melted chocolate.  Cover and place the mixture into the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes or until cool.

Line two cookie sheets with waxed paper.  Using a 1 tablespoon scoop, scoop the filling into small balls and place on one of the prepared cookie sheets.  If sticky, place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to cool again.

Meanwhile, melt the vanilla almond bark.  Using two forks, dip each ball into the almond bark to cover.  Place on a second prepared cookie sheet.   Drizzle with additional chocolate if desired.

Place in the refrigerator until the candy is hardened.  Then transfer to desired containers until ready to serve.  Refrigerate any leftovers.
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8 comments:

  1. Oh my - I love this idea! So simple, yet they sound so delicious!

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  2. They look absolutely wonderful!

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  3. Yum! Love this! We would love for you to share this at our Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2013/01/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link-party.html?m=1

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  4. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, sent me some!!! Looks de-lish!! I sent the savory route, but I LOVE sweets!! ~ Paula

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  5. I knew it was a good call you entering these for the Spiked! Recipe Challenge! ;)

    In fact, I wish I could have 1 (or 6!) of these RIGHT now. I need some yummy chocolate after packing, moving, cleaning, & unpacking the past 4 days, lol.

    Thank you so much for entering Julie & I's first ever Spiked! Recipe Challenge! You all are NOT making it easy on us. ;)

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  6. These look delicious and very easy! I'm your newest follower via GFC. Come visit me over at My Sesame Seed Buns sometime! Good Luck!

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  7. Hello Amy, I think we can be very best friends, because any gal that makes homemade truffles is a friend of mine. These look divine! I pinned your recipe to my new Champagne board (http://pinterest.com/angelamarit/champagne-recipes/) and can't wait to give these a try - I bet they'd be perfect for my SIL's bridal shower :)
    Happy Thursday!
    ang
    jugglingactmama.blogspot.com

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