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    Cream Cheese Candies

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    24 hrs

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    Lennie's Note:

    Posted in response to a request! :-) (Yield is approximate, depending on the size of molds. Prep time is based on the "curing" time.)

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    candies

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    • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese (at room temperature)
    • 1/2-1 teaspoon flavoring, as desired
    • food coloring, as desired
    • colored crystal sugar, as desired
    • 6 3/4 cups icing sugar

    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until soft.
    2. 2
      Add desired food coloring and flavoring.
    3. 3
      Gradually add icing sugar, mixing and kneading until mixture has a putty-like consistency.
    4. 4
      If you want a firmer texture, just add more icing sugar.
    5. 5
      Roll mixture into balls the size of a marble.
    6. 6
      Dunk one side of ball in a small amount of sugar, granulated or the coloured crystal sugar used on xmas cookies; try to match the colour with the colour and flavour of the balls.
    7. 7
      Place ball, sugar side down, into cavity of a plastic candy mold, pressing from edge of mold to centre.
    8. 8
      Immediately unmold onto a waxed-paper lined tray.
    9. 9
      To make chocolate candies, add 3 tsp cocoa and 1/2 tsp of pure vanilla extract.
    10. 10
      Let candies stand out in the open to harden for at least 24 hours to become firm, then place in freezer or refrigerator.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 10, 2002

      55

      I made this recipe at Easter (same recipe...do not remember where I got it..on the web somewhere) and shaped them into small egg shapes. VERY sweet but good (I made regular and the chocolate variety, and I have to say the chocolate was better...took away that "too sweet" flavor.) I did not dip them in sugar...I chilled them and then dipped in melted semisweet chocolate with paraffin wax. They were a big hit with my family, but just a tad bit too sweet for me (though still good...I think sometimes when you make something, by the time you get around to having it, you're sick of looking at and smelling it :). I made about 4 times this amount and messed around with extracts, too. I tried almond, cherry, lemon and rum. I actually wrapped the cherry candy around a maraschino cherry and then shaped it...now that was yummy! This recipe is very versatile and can be adapted for any holiday.

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    • on February 01, 2005

      55

      These are great! We made this when I was a little girl for bridal showers and baby showers. They were so much fun for me to help as a little girl and oh so good to eat. I had totally forgotten about this recipe. Thanks

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    Nutritional Facts for Cream Cheese Candies

    Serving Size: 1 (1038 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 82.1
     
    Calories from Fat 14
    18%
    Total Fat 1.6 g
    2%
    Saturated Fat 1.0 g
    5%
    Cholesterol 5.2 mg
    1%
    Sodium 14.1 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 16.9 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 16.5 g
    66%
    Protein 0.3 g
    0%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    flavoring

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