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 extract
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. Store refrigerated.
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