This is a very simple recipe to follow and the results are always outstanding. It is very simple to vastly alter the outcome of this recipe by substituting either the dark chocolate for milk chocolate or white chocolate. Alternatively you can substitute the vanilla essence for Malibu, orange flavouring or any other flavouring which takes your fancy!
200g Cream Cheese
500g Plain Dark Chocolate
350g Icing Sugar
1.5 tsp Vanilla Essence
Coatings of your choice (coco powder, ground almonds, grated coconut etc)
Beat the cream cheese until smooth.
Slowly beat in the icing sugar until well combined.
Melt the chocolate in a separate bowl and stir this into the cream cheese and icing sugar mixture also adding the vanilla essence.
Stir this together with a spoon until mixture is a solid colour. I.e. no streaks of cream cheese showing.
Place bowl in fridge for 2 hours to allow to set.
Place some coco powder in a shallow bowl. Also coat your hands in coco powder.
Scoop teaspoon amounts of the truffle mixture out of the bowl and roll into a ball in your hands.
Roll the truffle in the coco powder.
You can leave the truffles like this or you can continue to dip into more chocolate and then dip into another coating such as coconut or ground almonds.