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Bittersweet Truffle Bites

Bittersweet Truffle Bites

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


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20 min
Prep Time
02 hrs 45 min
Total Time
96
bites

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

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

1 tablespoons chocolate liqueur  

1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa

 

 *Substitute 1 tablespoon vanilla.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

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

  4. STEP 4

    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.

  5. STEP 5

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

Tip #1

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 (1 bite)

45 Calories
3 Fat (g)
5 Cholesterol (mg)
30 Sodium (mg)
4 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
0 Protein (g)
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