Friday, October 15, 2010

Strawberry Chocolate Balls

"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." - Charles M. Shultz

No indeed, a little chocolate never hurts. Especially when mixed with strawberry jam and Nilla wafers. These rich, decadent little treats are great for parties, events or just because.

Makes: about 2 dozen
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 6 oz. semisweet choc. chips
  • 1 cup Nilla wafers, crushed
  • 1/4 cup strawberry preserves
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
Beat cream cheese in a medium mixing bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy. Melt chocolate pieces in a double boiler, or in a saucepan held over another saucepan of boiling water. Add melted chocolate to cream cheese and beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Stir in Nilla wafer crumbs and strawberry preserves with a spoon,  cover and sit bowl in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Form mixture into balls, roll in chopped almonds, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Allow to come to room temperature before serving.

Peace, Love and Chocolate!

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