Easy homemade candy recipe! These buttercream candies are simple to make with powdered sugar, butter and cream cheese.
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1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar
1 (12-ounce) package (2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening
Chocolate shavings, chocolate sprinkles or decorator sprinkles, as desired
*Substitute almond, orange or rum extract.
Combine butter and cream cheese in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth. Add vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Beat at low speed, gradually adding powdered sugar, until well mixed. (If mixture is too soft, cover and refrigerate 1 hour or until firm enough to form balls.)
Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of mixture into 1-inch balls. Place onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Cover loosely; refrigerate 2 hours or overnight until firm.
Melt chocolate chips and shortening in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, 3-4 minutes or until smooth. Dip buttercreams into chocolate mixture using fork to turn and remove; let excess chocolate drip off. Place onto waxed paper-lined baking sheet.Garnish with chocolate shavings, chocolate sprinkles and decorator sprinkles as desired. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes to set.
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I followed the recipe, and they turned out perfectly! Those who encountered issues probably: 1. Overmixed the filling. 2. Didn't let the filling refrigerate long enough (the timeframes provided are accurate). 3. Didn't work quickly enough (allowing the filling to soften). Having all of my ingredients easily accessible/pre-measured was helpful. Will definitely make again.
I followed the recipe as listed and these things are amazing!! I just got them out from chilling and wonder if I should go ahead and make another batch. Quite possibly the best candy recipe yet and I've made a lot of candy!!!
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