24 July 2008

Taste & Create XII
















This is my entry for Taste & Create which is now is now 1 year old.

I have been teamed up with Grace, a southern girl who lives in New York and has a tasty little blog called Southern Grace. It is always lovely to make a new friend and it doesn't hurt when your new friend has tempting delicacies like this on her blog.


















Magnificent Mint Truffles

8oz/ 200g cream cheese, softened
3 cups icing sugar (extra for rolling)
3 cups/525g semisweet chocolate chips, melted (I used dark chocolate)
1 teaspoon mint extract


In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Gradually mix in the icing sugar until well blended. Stir in melted chocolate and mint extract. Refrigerate for about 1 hour. Shape into balls, roll in icing sugar or cocoa and place back in the fridge.

These truffles are rich and gorgeous. A real chocolate hit! If you are using dark chocolate like me, then you may need to add a little more mint. Taste the chocolate as you are adding the mint.

27 comments:

  1. It's only 8:13 AM here and now I want chocolate for breakfast! You're killing me here. . . ;)

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  2. I did see these on Grace's blog. They are certainly very tempting:D

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  3. YUM. Those look delicious. In fact, I want some right now.

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  4. oh my - chocolate truffles. sigh. absolutely gorgeous.

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  5. Holler, I have never tried mint truffles and these look so delicious!

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  6. Thank you Jules, they are tempting little devils!

    Hi Ricki, all I can say is that a little of what you fancy, does you good :)

    Hi Val, not too many at once though.

    Hi Elizabeth, the post has done the trick then!

    Thank you Arundathi

    Hi Patricia, Thank you :)

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  7. excellent choice, holler! and rolling them in dark chocolate was a brilliant idea--they're beautiful! :)

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  8. Thank you Grace, Graham agrees, he has been tucking into them!

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  9. I've never made truffles, don't know why because they are so easy. These look fantastic

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  10. Holler Wow these are great truffles! Fantastic...and now..:-P I'm so hungry!
    :-D a kiss
    Silvia

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  11. Absolutely to die for. Must have.

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  12. Hi Beth, this is actually an usually way to make them for me, as I would usually use double cream and not cream cheese, but they are really good!

    Hi Silvia, thank you sweetie :)

    You are so right Nikki

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  13. Those look good and I like the sound of the mint!

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  14. gorgeous photos - I have been wanting to try some truffles with cream cheese

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  15. How very decadent! Lovely choice of recipe to try. Like you, I would use use dark chocolate. Savory girl that I am, I could not resist popping a few of these into my mouth in rapid succession.

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  16. Hi MPG Thank you.

    Hey Lisa, I used green & black's cocoa powder to dust them with. Lovely, dark and slightly bitter. The best chocolate :P

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  17. What a lovely idea to use cream cheese. I have to try it!

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  18. ooh, I'm typing quickly so that my droll doesn't hit the keyboard!!!

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  19. Oh yes that looks perfect! I'll take those 3 please.

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  20. You truffles look fantastic! Yummy! BTW, thanks for popping by my blog, I appreciate it. :)

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  21. We'd like to invite you to participate in our July berry recipe contest. All competitors will be placed on our blogroll, and the winner will receive a fun prize! Please email me, haleyglasco@gmail.com, if you're interested. Feel free to check out our blog for more details: http://blog.keyingredient.com/2008/06/06/key-ingredient-cooks-kitchen-recipe-contest/

    Thanks,
    Haley
    KI Blogger

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  22. Those look really fabulous. I've only ever tried to make truffles once (and it was somewhat of a disaster, because I was rushing to get to a friend's party and I was nervous), but I really like the idea of adding mint extract. Kind of like After Eights, no?

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  23. Do, Valentina!

    No, no! No Drool Please CC!

    Hi Ashley, now I would, but I know you are moving! Hope it goes well!

    Hi Jeanine, that's ok! I am glad you like them :)

    Thank you Haley, I will think about it. I have blueberries in the fridge.

    Hi Neen, they would have been like after eights if I had put more mint in. This is actually how I described them to Graham. I do love after eights :P

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  24. That looks yummy. I also remember seeing these over on Grace's blog. Mmmmmm!

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  25. Love the truffs! Make them all the time. The cream cheese sounds delicious!

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