Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tiramisu Balls

2 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
60 vanilla wafers, finely crushed (about 2 cups)
4 tubes Nescafe instant coffee
1/2 cup powdered sugar, optional
8 oz. white chocolate

Mix cream cheese, crushed wafers, coffee and powdered sugar until well blended.  Shape into 1" balls and place in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes.  Melt white chocolate in a double boiler.  Dip each ball into melted white chocolate to coat.  Place on a plate to cool.  Makes about 3 1/2 dozen.  These need to be refrigerated until served.

Comments:  I have a neighbor who loves Tiramisu so for her Christmas present I decided to make her Tiramisu Balls.  I found a recipe that called for 1 8 oz. pkg. of cream cheese but after mixing everything together I didn't like the taste.  It was too strong so I added another pkg. of cream cheese.  I also added the powdered sugar.  It didn't seem to be quite sweet enough without it but you can omit this ingredient if you want and use the sweetness of the white chocolate and what comes from the wafers if you like.   Apparently I got it right because she popped one in her mouth and smiled from ear to ear.  If you like the flavor of coffee ice cream or iced coffee, you'll love these.  One bite and they melt in your mouth.

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