Make Cream-Filled Chocolates!
This recipe for cream-filled chocolates is decadent, rich, and hard to resist! Do you want to make gourmet chocolates from scratch and save some money? These creamy chocolates are easy to make and the recipe is adaptable to different tastes.
If you’re looking for fun ways to celebrate a holiday, try making candy from scratch. Add some sprinkles to dress them up!
You can most any flavored extract to create chocolate candies to suit your tastes. Try orange, lemon, maple, coconut, mint, or other flavors for these decadent homemade chocolates!
Some of my favorite candies to make at home are Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs and All Natural Peppermint Patties. If you’re interested in trying old-fashioned recipes, try making Jack Wax and Hard Maple Candy.
This recipe for cream chocolates is great at any time of year. Make them more festive by drizzling them with white chocolate or dusting with cocoa powder before the chocolate coating sets.
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Cream-Filled Chocolates with All Natural Ingredients
I don’t like buying candy with artificial flavors and colors or other questionable ingredients. So I adapted a recipe from my old copy of Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook, which is actually rather old.
The original recipe is for creamy mints…no chocolate involved. I replaced the mint extract with orange extract, shaped the filling into balls, and coated them with organic chocolate.
So let’s get started and you’ll be taste-testing the best cream-filled chocolates today!
The Best Cream Filled Chocolates
- 4 oz cream cheese softened
- 1/2 tsp extract orange, lemon, coconut, maple, raspberry, & cherry are all wonderful
- 4 cups confectioner's sugars
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp beeswax, food-grade grated
- Cream the cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth.
- Add the extract of your choice and beat until combined.
- Add the confectioner's sugar gradually and beat after each addition to combine thoroughly.
- Scoop cream cheese mixture with a small spoon, and roll into balls. Place on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper and refrigerate while you prepare the chocolate coating.
- Place chocolate chips and beeswax in the top of a double boiler. Add water to the bottom pan (be careful not to get any water into the chocolate). Place the double boiler on a medium burner.
- Stir chocolate and beeswax until completely melted. Turn off the burner, but leave the pan on the burner to keep chocolate melted.
- Coat each candy ball with melted chocolate and remove with fork or dipping tool. Place on waxed paper. Repeat with all of the candies. Place in the refrigerator to cool.
- Store chocolates in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Use in 2 or 3 weeks for best results.
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Make Your Own Chocolates for Special Occasions
So, I have to admit that I am a bit of a chocoholic…I love chocolate! It seems like holidays and birthdays aren’t complete without at least one decadent chocolate treat to enjoy.
The next time I prepare these, I plan to use another flavor. In fact, I think I will divide the batch up into 4 separate bowls and make each one a bit different. I have strawberry, orange, lemon, and coconut flavorings I’ve purchased from my buying club, Azure Standard. (#referral ads)
If you like chocolates with creamy fillings, you’ll love this recipe! It really is easy to make and you don’t need any special candy molds or equipment.
Use your imagination and come up with a bunch of flavors that your family and friends will enjoy.
Take a batch as a hostess gift or wrap them up for party favors. You can give a gourmet treat without spending a bunch of money!
Do you make homemade candy? What is your favorite? Leave a comment!
Thank you for hosting! This is what I featured the week of 10-19-to 10-23-2020 on my blog. On Tuesday was Slow Cooker Ultimate Mashed Potatoes. Wednesday was Foolproof Gravy. Thursday was Baked Acorn Squash. And winding up Prelude to the Holiday week was Tips To a Perfect Gravy. Enjoy!
Thanks so much for featuring my Pumpkin Surprise Marble Cake! The technique of the shape inside is so much fun, and you’ll end up using it for all sorts of occasions! … I posted my favorite HOLIDAY DOUBLE CHOCOLATE TOFFEE PRETZEL BARK (#43). I make it for all holidays, and just change the sprinkles on top!
Your cake looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your recipes with us! The toffee recipe sounds super yummy, too. 🙂
I’m going to try these! My mom made cream filled chocolates one Christmas many decades ago, but they were very involved and she didn’t have molds. It was a process, for sure. This looks so easy in comparison.
These really are easy to make, Kathi! And they are soooo good! I hope you like them. 🙂
Hello! How many do these make?
Hi Marissa… the recipe makes about 48 to 60 candies…depending on how large you make them. Thanks for stopping by!
thanks for the party! Those chocolates look delicious!
Thank you, Amy! Have a great day!
Thanks so much for hosting each week!! It is greatly appreciated!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
Thank you, Deb! I hope you are staying safe, too!
Those chocolates look delicious! Thanks for the party!
Happy to share, Amy!
You fooled me! I have been waiting all day for the party and you hid it here! Good thing I like chocolate or I would have missed it! Thanks for hosting. I will see you next week!
Sorry about that Marilyn… I thought I had Farm Fresh Tuesdays in the title.
We all do have a sweet tooth and need to fill that craving, sugar-free or not.
I found your party on the directory. I would like to invite you to share your blog on my party #omhgww. I hope you will stop by.
Have a lovely week!
Hi Karren…the do fill a craving, lol! I’ll try to check it out, thanks!