Bittersweet Truffle Bites

Bittersweet Truffle Bites

Easier to make than true truffles, these chocolate laden bars will satisfy the palate of discriminating chocolate connoisseurs.

20 min.prep time 2:45total time
96 bites
141 Rating

Ingredients

Crust

2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

Filling

6 (1-ounce) squares bittersweet baking chocolate
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon chocolate liqueur*
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa

Directions

Heat oven to 375°F.

Combine cookie crumbs and sugar in bowl; stir in melted butter. Pat onto bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool completely.

Melt chocolate in 1-quart heavy saucepan over low heat; stir until smooth. Remove from heat. Cool slightly.

Beat cream cheese at medium speed in bowl until creamy. Add powdered sugar, whipping cream and liqueur; continue beating until well mixed. Increase speed to high. Beat for 2 minutes. Add melted chocolate; continue beating until well mixed. Spread over cooled crust. Refrigerate at least 2 hours until firm.

Sprinkle with cocoa powder. Cover; refrigerate until serving time. Cut into small squares; place in mini foil baking cups. Store refrigerated.


*Substitute 1 tablespoon vanilla.

Recipe Tip

High quality chocolate yields high quality results in recipes calling for chocolate. Chocolate is a combination of cocoa butter, chocolate “liquor” (pressed liquid from roasted cocoa beans) and sugar. Imitation chocolates often substitute vegetable fats for the cocoa butter, making a product with less chocolate flavor.

Nutrition Facts (1 bite)

Calories: 45

Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: 5mg

Sodium: 30mg

Carbohydrates: 4g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 0g

Recipe #13583©2007Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Flavour is very good! Used Kahlua.Found the filling did not set after about 4 hours in frig, so I put in freezer. Filling was also not as much as what appears in picture. Took to a party and everyone loved it!

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