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February 4, 2012

Hunter’s Decadent Truffles

Weekend CookingI’ve discovered a new meme called Weekend Cooking. It’s hosted by Beth Fish Reads. Since I often post recipes, this is a happy find for me. Follow the link above to Beth’s blog for further info on the meme.

And now to my recipe…

Hunter Blair, one of the heroes from my upcoming release, Eye on the Ball is having trouble in the romance field. He wondered if a box of these truffles might help his cause – at least that’s what he said in my hearing, but this conversation didn’t make the final draft of the book. Here’s the recipe Hunter uses:

Hunter’s Decadent Truffles

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250 g/1 cup/9 oz cream cheese, softened
500 g/2 cups/18 oz icing sugar (powdered or confectioner’s sugar)
375 g/1.5 cups/13 oz dark chocolate
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Place the softened cream cheese in a large bowl and beat until smooth. Sift the icing sugar to remove any lumps and gradually add to the cream cheese until well blended. Melt the chocolate and add to the cream cheese mix until well combined. Refrigerate for about an hour. Once the mix has hardened shape into balls. Roll in nuts, coconut or sprinkles. Refrigerate until eating.

Shelley’s notes.

1. I always make these for Christmas, and since it’s summer down here in New Zealand, the refrigerate until eating instruction is important.

2. I’ve given measurements in grams, cups and ounces. Follow the relevant measurements for your country.

3. For the chocolate – my husband and I like hazelnuts so we use a bar of hazelnut chocolate as part of the chocolate measurement. You could add a few nuts or pieces of dried fruit to the cream cheese mix if desired.

4. I rolled my truffles in coconut, cocoa powder and cupcake sprinkles. Check out the cupcake bling section at your supermarket for different sprinkles. Use your imagination Smile

5. Eat and enjoy with friends.


  1. Debra G

    These sound so good and easy to make.

    • Shelley Munro

      They are easy. They’re very popular with our family!

  2. Sheila (Book Journey)

    These sound wonderful! I have never attempted to make a truffle before but now… I may have to try!

    • Shelley Munro

      Sheila – they really are easy to make. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Joy Weese Moll

    Those are beautiful! Red and white sprinkles would make them perfect for Valentine’s Day. Hmmm.

    • Shelley Munro

      That’s a great idea. You could also use decorative foil cases. They’d look really pretty.

  4. Savannah Chase

    Oh those look so yummy…I love chocolate…

    • Shelley Munro

      Me too, Savannah. It’s a weakness :)

  5. Brinda

    What a fun meme! The picture is yummy. I started dieting last week, and my mouth really watered at the sight of these treats.

    • Shelley Munro

      Brinda – I’m attempting to cut down too, so I won’t be making these for a while.

  6. Mary Kirkland

    I made truffles a few years ago and it seems like the recipe was very similar. I’ll definitely try this one, I love truffles.

    • Shelley Munro

      I know I promised you this recipe a while ago. I hope you enjoy them.

  7. Cat

    Very tempting – and they sound very easy to make.

    • Shelley Munro

      Chocolate is always tempting :)

  8. Beth F

    I’m so pleased that you joined in the Weekend Cooking fun. OMG these truffles sound awesome. And tell Hunter, they’d work for me! LOL.

    • Shelley Munro

      It’s a fun meme, somehow could I not join? :)

  9. Sandra Cox

    Oh my God, those look to die for.

    • Shelley Munro

      Yep, they’re very morish. It’s hard to eat just one.

  10. Heather

    Mmm…truffles. Sounds good!

    • Shelley Munro

      They are delicious :)

  11. Linda

    Those look delicious!

    • Shelley Munro

      They are very moreish. It’s difficult to eat just one :)

  12. michelle

    Yummy! This would make a perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day.

    • Shelley Munro

      Totally. They fit any occasion.