Chocolate Strawberry Balls

Recipe by seahorse73
READY IN: 2hrs
SERVES: 30
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1
    cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 34
    cup vanilla wafer, crushed
  • 14
    cup strawberry preserves
  • Optional Coatings
  • toasted finely chopped slivered almonds
  • unsweetened cocoa

DIRECTIONS

  • In a medium sized bowl beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  • Place 1 cup of chocolate chips in a small sized microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for about 1 1/2 minutes. Remove the chocolate from the microwave. The chips may hold their form, but the will be soft. Stir well.
  • Blend the melted chocolate in with the cream cheese.
  • Stir the crushed wafers and preserves into the cream cheese and chocolate.
  • Cover the bowl and chill for 1 hour.
  • Shape the strawberry chocolate into 1 inch balls and roll in one of the following:.
  • powdered sugar.
  • toasted, finely chopped slivered almonds.
  • unsweetened cocoa.
  • Place each ball on a wax paper lined cookie sheet.
  • Cover the cookie sheet and refrigerate until firm.