Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Chocolate Balls

I recently attended a book signing event and met another author who had a plate of chocolate balls at her signing table.  Interestingly enough, the recipe is that is included in her novel, Falling Through the Cracks, and is served by a character named, Angie.  The author, JLC Pulliam, credits the recipe to Jim Oakley, chef at Rolling Pin Cooking Camp in Athens, Georgia.

Needless to say, I tasted them, and they are, in a word, delicious.  Did I mention that I'm also a chocoholic?


5 squares unsweetened chocolate
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 lb. confectioner's sugar (3 3/4 cups)
zest of one orange
cocoa powder

Melt chocolate in a double-boiler.  Use an electric mixer to blend the cream cheese and sugar.  Stir in the melted chocolate and orange zest.  Refrigerate for 2 hours, or place in the freezer for 45 minutes.  Form into bite-sized pieces.  Round in the palm of your hand to form balls.  Roll in cocoa powder. Keep refrigerated.


  1. Sounds like a great Christmas Eve treat.

  2. Wow, I just now found this, on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. She went to my book signing, and I am the author of Falling Through the Cracks. It pays to Google yourself.

  3. LOL! Janice. Don't worry, I'm just as remiss about doing that as anyone else. Thank you again for sharing the recipe.


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