Bittersweet Truffle Bites
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Bittersweet Truffle Bites

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

96
bites
20 min
PREP TIME
02 hrs 45 min
TOTAL TIME

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

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

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  August 05, 2009

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!

— says K
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