|Sat Fat||1.4 g
|Mono Fat||2.7 g
|Poly Fat||0.9 g
||Vitamin E||1.8 mg*
|* total alpha-tocopherol equivalents
created by: Almond Board of California
These gluten-free bites combine rich dark chocolate with a hint of tangerine flavor – a delectable truffle perfect for a hostess gift or a tasty party favor
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips or 3 ounces chopped dark chocolate
4 ounces Neufchâtel cheese, room temperature
1 1/3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
Zest of 1 tangerine**
1 1/2 cups chopped almonds, roasted
Place chocolate in a medium glass bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute or until almost melted, stirring until smooth. Let cool. Add cheese, and beat on medium speed with a mixer until smooth. Add powdered sugar and tangerine zest, and beat until well-blended. Spread mixture into a small baking pan lined with plastic wrap; cover with more plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 to 24 hours. Pull chocolate from pan by its plastic wrap corners, and cut into 24 pieces. Roll into balls, and roll each ball in chopped almonds. (These freeze well, if stored airtight in a single layer.)
* Neufchâtel cheese, a lower fat version of cream cheese, is readily available in the dairy aisle next to the cream cheese.
**Zest is the peel’s orange part. Grate it from the fruit, or use a zester and mince the resulting strips.