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Low Fat Chocolate Truffles

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Low Fat Chocolate Truffles
Indulge yourself or your sweetheart with these rich, creamy low fat chocolate truffles. Using light cream cheese instead of heavy cream, you can enjoy these sweet treats without feeling too guilty. When I make these at Christmas, I like to add a little peppermint extract. Although I roll these in cocoa powder or confectioner's sugar, you could roll them in chopped nuts or chocolate sprinkles instead.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces light cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar

Preparation:

Melt chocolate chips in a microwavable glass bowl for 1 minute until just melted. Stir with a spatula until smooth.

Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add melted chocolate and mix until smooth and creamy. Add cocoa powder and mix until blended. The mixture will be crumbly at first but will come together as a dough. Gradually add sugar and beat until the dough is soft and creamy.

Roll dough into 1-inch balls (this is messy!). Dip and roll balls into shallow bowls of either sifted confectioner's sugar or sifted cocoa powder. Place truffles on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Chill for at least an hour.

Makes 20 truffles

Per Serving: Calories 77, Calories from fat 23, Total Fat 2.5g (sat 2g), Cholesterol 5mg, Sodium 23mg, Carbohydrate 12.4g, Fiber 0.8, Protein 1g

User Reviews

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 1 out of 5
flop, Member mabaird

I am not sure what happened, but mine resembled a beautiful chocolate cream cheese frosting. No way could you roll that into anything.

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