Chocolate raspberry ornaments

Description

Edible ornaments for the Christmas dinner table, or the tree, are a great food craft to do with your kids near the holiday period.

Ingredients

1 c chocolate (semi sweet chocolate chips)
1 pk cheese (cream cheese, softened, 8 oz package)
15 cookies (vanilla wafers with cream, crushed)
1⁄3 c jam (seedless raspberry jam)
  almonds (toasted almonds, finely chopped)
  coconut (toasted coconut flakes or shredded coconut)

Instructions

Melt chocolate chips until completely melted and smooth. Allow cooling slightly.

Place cream cheese in a large mixing bowl. Pour melted chocolate over cream cheese and mix together until very smooth.

Fold in vanilla wafer crumbs being sure to cover all the crumbs with the chocolate mixture.

Refrigerate 3 to 4 hours or until chocolate is firm.

Once firm, shape chocolate mixture into balls.

Roll on the rasperry jam and then roll half the candy balls in the toasted almonds and the other half in the toasted coconut.

Store in the refrigerator to keep them from becoming too soft.

Notes

You will not need to store these decorations for the following year.

Preparation time 25 minutes
Cooking time 5 minutes
Total time
30 minutes
Yield
1 batch