Thursday, September 27, 2007

Simply Sensational Truffles

This new recipe is a great way to try your luck at an 'I Love Lucy' candy-making challenge! Dress the truffles up however you like, kids will especially like the fact that you made these candy delights yourself.

2-1/2 pkg. (20 squares) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, divided
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
Suggested coatings: chopped PLANTERS COCKTAIL Peanuts, multi-colored sprinkles

MELT 8 of the chocolate squares as directed on package; set aside. Beat cream cheese in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Add melted chocolate; mix well. Cover. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Meanwhile, cover baking sheet with waxed paper.
SHAPE chocolate mixture into 36 balls, using about 2 tsp. for each ball. Place in single layer on prepared baking sheet.
MELT remaining 12 chocolate squares as directed on package. Dip chocolate balls, one at a time, in melted chocolate. Return to baking sheet. Sprinkle with suggested coatings. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.

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