Dollops of cream cheese covered with chocolate and frozen. Just delicious!
These are just so gorgeous and give you the feeling that you are being decadent and eating treats you should not, but you can! Yah! I have tried this with various flavourings and my recent favourite was ginger. I added about two teaspoons of ground ginger to the cream cheese. Lemon juice/rind would be nice. Perhaps orange too. Or just plain vanilla. So many flavours, not enough cream cheese in my fridge! I used pecan nuts on one batch as I had a few sitting in the cupboard. You could top these chocolate treats with any chopped nuts of your choice (unsalted obviously). Have a play and mix and match your flavours and nuts of choice!
I always use a dark chocolate with a high cocoa content..nothing less than 75% for me.
300g cream cheese (at room temperature)
Flavouring of choice
Nut to garnish (optional)
- Beat the cream cheese with your flavouring of choice and scoop into small balls. Place them on either waxed or parchment paper. Put the balls into the freezer for 10 minutes to firm.
- In the meantime, melt the chocolate in a bowl over hot water.
- Remove the cream cheese balls and dip them in the melted chocolate. Decorate with nuts if desired. Place the chocolate covered balls on wax paper.
- Eat and enjoy!