triple chocolate truffles

by Kristina Sloggett

in appetizers,baking,Dessert,recipes

Quite a few people have asked for this recipe after I posted a photo the other day. Not generally a fan of the teaser post, I figured I better get on the stick.

So here I am, on a Wednesday night in front of Modern Family, in my post op haze of Vicodin, mashed potatoes and a chocolate spinach smoothie. An ice pack for a pillow. Cool, cool pillow. Writing a three step recipe. A three ingredient recipe. Sort of.

Good thing these truffles are absolutely way too easy.

Well, okay, you have to have a cake fail to make them, but after that? Easy peasy.

triple chocolate truffles

1/2 dark chocolate bundt cake (sub any chocolate cake or brownie recipe)
1/3 to 1/2 cup cream cheese (dairy free)
8 ounces dark chocolate, chopped

Crumble cake into small pieces, combine with cream cheese into a doughy consistency. Roll into one inch balls. In saucepan over medium heat, melt chocolate. Using a spoon, dip and roll each ball into melted chocolate, coating completely. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet that fits in your refrigerator. Repeat with remaining balls / chocolate. Cool in refrigerator until chocolate coating is set.

Enjoy!

Please? For me?

Because until I am able to chew food again, I’m just eating the chocolate cream cheese by the spoonful…

 

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{ 42 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen April 5, 2012 at 5:12 am

And it’s Kristina for the WIN!

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2 spabettie April 5, 2012 at 8:36 am

weeee!

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3 Anna @ On Anna's Plate April 5, 2012 at 5:36 am

Wowza– I love how easy these are!! The thought of making truffles usually intimidates me, but I think even I could make these!

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4 spabettie April 5, 2012 at 8:36 am

Anna, this was the first time I’ve actually dipped them all the way with a spoon (usually I spoon the chocolate over the top). this was SO much easier! the whole process takes a little time, but definitely not intimidating at all – make them! :)

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5 Evan Thomas April 5, 2012 at 6:44 am

umm, yes, yes, and yes. never too much chocolate

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6 spabettie April 5, 2012 at 8:34 am

indeed!

…and these are actually quadruple chocolate, since the cake has chocolate chunks in it… just didn’t have the same ring to it…

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7 jobo April 5, 2012 at 6:58 am

Hope you are recovering ok!!! And omg I must must MUST make these! These are like the PMS survival pack all rolled into chocolatey goodness!

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8 spabettie April 5, 2012 at 8:33 am

I’m doing okay, thank you! :) still on the pain meds, so groggy and loopy, but doing okay! there is a dachshund and a nap in my very near future… and please do make these – you will LOVE them!!

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9 Jess April 5, 2012 at 8:02 am

Ohhh how are you feeling today my dear? See? You survived it! Never fun tho, boo!!

PS. I want these truffles like RIGHT NOW. Drool.

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10 spabettie April 5, 2012 at 8:32 am

yes, I survived! :) still in pain today, held off as long as I could before giving in and taking another pain pill – they make me loopy and I really don’t like them, but… no pain! ;) I’m making another batch of these truffles for a friend’s birthday this weekend, I can hopefully eat one by then? :) Happy Thursday, my friend!

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11 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 5, 2012 at 8:02 am

Thanks for posting the recipe for these..I had a feeling they were the “destroy a cake and add cream cheese to it” method. That, or frosting. But b/c it was a Philly post, I figured it was cream cheese. They look divine!

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12 spabettie April 5, 2012 at 8:30 am

have you tried this Philly stuff yet? go get some!!

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13 Heather @ Better With Veggies April 5, 2012 at 8:19 am

Oh wow – these look amazing!! I’m so impressed you put together a coherent post while under the influence of Vicodin. Hope you’re feeling better!

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14 spabettie April 5, 2012 at 8:29 am

heh – I read it again this morning, sounded okay so here it is! ;) really good that it was not a lengthy recipe, right? feeling a bit better today, had to take another Vicodin, though, but I held off as long as I could!

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15 katie April 5, 2012 at 8:20 am

Can the easter bunny magically put this in my easter basket ;)

Happy Thursday! Hope all is well and hope the house stuff is coming along!

Prayers to your dad <3

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16 spabettie April 5, 2012 at 8:28 am

thank you friend – we need them today, his oncologist tells us what the new plan is. I appreciate you!

I so wish I could have these magically appear for you this Sunday! XO

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17 recipeland April 5, 2012 at 8:48 am

These truffles look absolutely decadent. Really want to pick one up and pop into my mouth, hmmm :) Thanks for sharing this recipe with great photos :)

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18 Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty April 5, 2012 at 10:39 am

Ohhhhhhhhhhh these look so good!

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19 spabettie April 5, 2012 at 10:53 am

thank you, Jess, the other betty! ;)

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20 Lisa B April 5, 2012 at 11:22 am

YUM.
Seriously!

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21 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) April 5, 2012 at 11:31 am

Heavenly!

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22 Aimee M April 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm

An alternative to using bundt cake/any cake is COOKIES! My friend makes these with cream cheese and oreos, then dips them in chocolate. Heaven in a ball? I think so. Can’t wait to try your recipe!

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23 spabettie April 6, 2012 at 7:31 pm

thanks, Aimee – that is a genius idea and I’ll be using it, definitely!

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24 Alison April 5, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Oooo…this makes me drool!

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25 Pure2raw Twins April 5, 2012 at 6:39 pm

yes please! we be glad to enjoy those triple chocolate truffles!!!! not a problem :)

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26 Krista April 5, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Look at you super woman! I hope you recover quickly but not too quickly so you can enjoy the fabulousness known as chocolate cream cheese. Hugs!

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27 spabettie April 6, 2012 at 7:13 pm

hugs back, Krista! thank you – I am feeling a bit better today…

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28 Jeanette April 6, 2012 at 6:17 am

Hope you are on your way to recovery!

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29 Alyssa April 6, 2012 at 6:38 am

I’ve made these before, but I don’t make the whole chocolate cake. I crush a package of oreos in the food processor and then cream it with the cream cheese. It keeps me from having to turn on the oven! Just a thought for the coming summer days :)

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30 spabettie April 6, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Alyssa, thanks for the great idea – I will do this next time! I know, making the whole cake is kind of a lot, but it was my cake fail, so at least I have something to do with it if it happens again! ;)

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31 Lilly Sue April 6, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Alright, these look phenomenal! I mean I absolutely want to eat them right now!! Ah, I guess I will have to make some as soon as a I get a chance.

I hope you are feeling better soon! Thanks for the idea :)

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32 spabettie April 6, 2012 at 6:58 pm

thank you, Lilly Sue – I am feeling better today! and you are very welcome – I hope you enjoy!

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33 Jack April 8, 2012 at 5:01 pm

made these using a brownie recipe, otherwise the same. thanks for showing how easy it is, these are delicious! J Cromsbell

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34 Kath (My Funny Little Life) April 9, 2012 at 2:19 am

Uiuiuiuiui!! 8O 8O 8O I’ve tried to make such choc-coated truffles a couple of times for Christmas, but the coating always ended up leaving the truffles and making lakes on the baking tray. Chapeau for these ones!

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35 Paul July 4, 2012 at 6:43 pm

would a regular cake MIX work with these?

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36 Korin July 28, 2012 at 6:21 am

would this work with brownies or just a normal box cake, if I want to make quick?

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37 Jenny September 5, 2012 at 11:11 am

so this turned out to be quite the project because I made your bundt cake first LOL! but the rest was easy from there, and so worth it! I scared my son because the cake turned out beautifully, and I waited for him to walk in the room and I just stuck my hand in it, ruining the cake!! my son screamed at me!! that might be the best part of this whole thing! ;) thanks for the recipe.

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38 spabettie September 8, 2012 at 4:15 pm

haa, nice that you tricked your son! ;) I’m so happy you like these, thanks for letting me know Jenny!

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39 Brenda Johnson (@longdoglover) November 18, 2012 at 9:12 pm

chocolate cream cheese??? we don’t have that in canada… i wonder if I mixed some nutella with some spreadable cream cheese? what do you think

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40 Kristina Sloggett November 19, 2012 at 8:27 pm

YES Brenda this would absolutely work! cocoa + cream cheese would work too, or melted chocolate… Mmm…

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41 Cynthia August 7, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Love love love this frightfully clever idea! Would like a little bit more info as to how much cake or prepared brownies one would use instead of half a bundt cake. One whole pan? Please? Thank you.

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42 Cynthia August 7, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Oooh I just noticed the comment about using cookies and I thought of that too. I bet Toll House would be good!

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