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    Buttercream Candies

    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    3 hrs

    1 hrs

    2 hrs

    MTpockets's Note:

    These are little Chocolate Covered Buttercream Balls that are similar to a truffle except the filling is made from cream cheese and best of all these are pretty easy too. Recipe came from the inside of a package of butter.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    Dozen

    Units: US | Metric

    Filling

    • 1/2 cup butter, Softened (no substitutes)
    • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract or 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract or 1 1/2 teaspoons orange extract or 1 1/2 teaspoons rum extract
    • 4 cups powdered sugar

    Coating

    • 1 (12 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips (2 Cups, Use a good quality brand)
    • 2 tablespoons shortening (unflavored)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Filling:.
    2. 2
      Combine butter and cream cheese in a large bowl and beat at medium speed until smooth.
    3. 3
      Add vanilla and continue beating until mixed well.
    4. 4
      Reduce Speed to low and gradually add all of the powdered sugar and blend well.
    5. 5
      Roll mixture into 1-inch balls and place onto waxed or parchment paper - lined cookie sheets. Cover Loosely and refrigerate until firm. (2 hours or overnight)**** If dough is too soft to handle, refrigerate it for about an hour or until it's firm enough to roll into balls.
    6. 6
      For Coating: In a 1 quart saucepan or double broiler, melt chocolate chips and shortening over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Remove from heat and keep warm.
    7. 7
      Poke a toothpick into each buttercream and dip buttercreams into chocolate mixture, let excess drip off, and placed onto parchment/waxed paper - lined cookie sheets and refrirgerate until coating sets. (at least 1/2 hour)Remove toothicks and serve.
    8. 8
      Store refrigerated. Cook time is chill time.

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    Nutritional Facts for Buttercream Candies

    Serving Size: 1 (1052 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1212.9
     
    Calories from Fat 562
    46%
    Total Fat 62.4 g
    96%
    Saturated Fat 35.9 g
    179%
    Cholesterol 84.4 mg
    28%
    Sodium 237.0 mg
    9%
    Total Carbohydrate 173.9 g
    57%
    Dietary Fiber 5.0 g
    20%
    Sugars 164.1 g
    656%
    Protein 5.4 g
    10%

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