Freedom Truffles

Hey everyone!  I was so excited to debut my tasty freedom truffles on Good Things Utah.  I always have such a fun time chatting with the hosts and sharing my fun dessert recipes with you all.  To view the GTU segment click here. This particular recipe was created because my husband loves cheesecake and I love little desserts.  I think they are so cute!  Just like my fruit tarts you can eat them in one bite (or somehow 5 mini bites if you take teeny bites like me).  I seriously savor every microscopic morsel… it takes me forever to eat anything. What can I say, I just have to enjoy absolutely every flavor.

Anyway, back to my delicious freedom truffles that you’ll enjoy no matter how you eat them.  The filling of these truffles is like cheesecake, complete with cream cheese, vanilla extract, sugar, and graham cracker crumbs.  Then each truffle is covered with melted almond bark.   I like using almond bark because you don’t have to temper it in order for your truffles to turn out pretty.  This saves time and hassle.  Then topping each truffle are some patriotic sprinkles.  Now, if you can’t find patriotic sprinkles in your grocery store I have a tip for you.   Go to the bakery department and ask them to bag some patriotic sprinkles because they will most definitely have them stocked during the summer.

Once you make these yummy truffles you can serve them right out of your fridge at your BBQ or 4th of July party and watch the delight your guests experience as they bite into these red white and blue truffles.  Now, if the 4th of July passes and you haven’t made these yet don’t you worry!  You can switch up the colors to celebrate another holiday or simply leave the colors out and enjoy the truffles by themselves.  I most definitely will be making these again around Christmas using red and green filling.  The options are endless but no matter how you decorate them they will always be tasty!  How will you decorate these?

Freedom Truffles

(Makes ~12 truffles)

8 oz cream cheese

¼ cup sugar

½ tsp vanilla

½ cup graham cracker crumbs

Blue and red food coloring

8 oz white almond bark

Red, white, and blue sprinkles

 

Mix cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and graham cracker crumbs until combined.  Divide batter into 3 bowls.  Color one bowl red and one bowl blue.  Fill tablespoon sized cookie scoop with 3 colors of batter.  Place truffle filling on cookie sheet covered with parchment.  Freeze for 30 minutes.  Roll filling into smooth balls then return to freezer for 5 min.  Melt almond bark according to packaged directions.  Drop each truffle in melted bark and spoon over truffle until covered.  Scoop up truffle with fork and tap off excess chocolate.  Place on cookie sheet and immediately sprinkle with sprinkles.  Chill truffles at least 10 minutes until ready to serve.

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