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Gingerbread Truffles

Gingerbread Truffles are spicy bite-sized confections, not really a candy and not really a cookie, made of baked gingerbread mixed with cream cheese frosting, then wrapped in a blanket of chocolate. A drool-worthy sweet treat for holiday entertaining.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keywords gingerbread, truffles
Prep Time 30 minutes
Chill 1 hour
Servings 36 truffles
Calories 120 kcal
Author Linda Warren

Ingredients

  • 1 baked gingerbread broken into pieces
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 Tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 Tablespoon eggnog or ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 3.5 oz semi-sweet or dark chocolate bar
  • 3.5 oz white chocolate bar optional

Directions

Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Cream butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  2. Continue beating and add eggnog or vanilla extract.
  3. Turn mixer to lower setting and add in confectioner’s sugar, a little at a time.
  4. Turn mixer to a higher speed and whip until fluffy.

To assemble

  1. Crumb gingerbread with fingers until you have very small pieces
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese frosting and add more as needed so that gingerbread will roll into a ball and hold its shape. (I added about 4 tablespoons)
  3. Form into small balls by rolling in hands and place on a parchment or silicone mat lined cookie sheet.
  4. Place in refrigerator for about an hour to make them easier to work with.

Chocolate Coating

  1. Break semi-sweet or dark chocolate bar into small pieces and place in microwave safe bowl or measuring cup.
  2. Microwave on high in 30-second increments, stirring in-between, until completely melted.
  3. Remove gingerbread from refrigerator and dip each gingerbread ball into chocolate. I found it was easier to use a spoon and just drop in and scoop out with spoon.
  4. If you are decorating with sprinkles, sprinkle immediately upon removal from chocolate.
  5. Continue until all balls have been coated.
  6. At this point you can also melt white chocolate and drizzle over the dark chocolate then apply sprinkles. This is totally optional. You can also coat gingerbread with only white chocolate if that is your preference.
Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Truffles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 81mg3%
Potassium 99mg3%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.