Simple Chocolate Truffles
Since we've been on our little journey to cut processed foods out of our diet and sticking to eating from scratch over the last few years, I've found that as time goes by I crave less and less chocolate.
Two years ago you would NEVER catch me saying something like that! I was very addicted to chocolate until I realized that with most versions I was getting headaches (from the processed sugar in them). Now the cravings have slowed and we only eat chocolate for a treat once in a while (and I've found some made with non-processed sugars so no more headaches!)
All that being said, I still love a good chocolate treat now and again! Normally I bake cookies like our easy No-Bake Cookies or the Oatmeal Lace Cookies and drizzle some chocolate on the top but this time I really wanted a delicious treat (and I really really don't want to turn the oven on much in the summer!).
These Simple Chocolate Truffles were the perfect solution. They are no bake and SO easy to make! Plus you only need 2 ingredients for these little delights. I hope you enjoy them, we are loving them for a special treat!
Super Simple Chocolate Truffles
What You Need:
- 8 ounces Cream Cheese (softened very slightly)
- 1/3 cup Chocolate Chips
- + more Chocolate Chips for dipping
Oh yes, that really is all. :)
Place the cream cheese in a bowl. You want it to be softened slightly so you are able to easily mix in the chocolate but you don't want it too melty so that you can't form balls with it. Placing it at room temp for a bit before you plan on making these will do the trick.
Melt the 1/3 cup chocolate chips in another bowl. You can do this on the stove top or in the microwave. Stir to make sure there are no large pieces.
Pour the melted chocolate into the cream cheese. Are you drooling yet?
Whip the melted chocolate into the cream cheese. I was able to easily incorporate it by just using a spoon but you would also use an electric mixer to make sure all the chocolate is mixed in and there are no large pieces of plain cream cheese left.
Using a small cookie scoop (or just a spoon), drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a cookie sheet that is covered in waxed paper. Place this pan in the fridge and let the balls chill for a few hours until they are hardened.
Once the truffles are hardened, melt more chocolate chips and dunk the balls until they are coated. If you don't want to use so many chocolate chips, you can skip this step and coat the truffles in cocoa powder instead.
Yum, these Simple Chocolate Truffles are such a tasty treat! Store in a covered container in the fridge until you are ready to enjoy. You could add in different flavorings (like orange or raspberry) for a little bit of a different treat or even whip in some peanut butter for chocolate peanut butter truffles!
What is your favorite no bake summer treat? Make sure you check out our Desserts and Treats page for all kinds of yummy dessert recipes from scratch!
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