Easy Christmas Chocolate Truffles


  • 20 squares of semi-sweet chocolate, divided
  • 1 package of cream cheese, softened (8 oz)
  • peanuts, chopped (optional)
  • sprinkles (optional)
  • peppermint candy, crushed (optional)
  1. Place 8 chocolate squares in a small bowl.
  2. Heat the chocolate squares in the microwave until just melted.
  3. Beat cream cheese with mixer until creamy.
  4. Blend melted chocolate into the cream cheese.
  5. Refrigerate until firm
  6. Shape mixture into small balls (approximately 36).
  7. Place the balls on a baking sheet that has been covered with waxed paper.
  8. Melt remaining chocolate in the microwave.
  9. Use a fork or metal tongs to dip truffles into the melted chocolate.
  10. Place each chocolate covered truffle in a mini baking cup.
  11. Decorate with peanut pieces and/or sprinkles, or peppermint candies.
  12. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving.