Reindeer Droppings

By WEEK Reporter

Reindeer Droppings

Source:

Ashley Simper, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

Ingredients

4 ounces fat free cream cheese
1/3 cup dark chocolate morsels (60% cacao or greater)
1/3 cup baking cocoa
¼ cup dried cranberries, chopped
¼ cup walnuts, chopped
1 ¼ cup plus ¼ cup powdered sugar, divided
 

Directions

1.      Place cream cheese in a medium bowl and beat until fluffy.

2.      In a small microwave safe bowl, melt dark chocolate in the microwave for 50-60 seconds. Stir until completely melted. 

3.      Add baking cocoa, melted chocolate, cranberries and walnuts to cream cheese and beat until combined.
 
4.      Gradually beat in 1 ¼ cups powdered sugar.
 
5.      Using the ¼ cup powdered sugar that was set aside, coat hands and roll chocolate into 24 balls. 
 
6.      Refrigerate overnight. Garnish with powdered sugar or baking cocoa as desired.
 
Serves 24
 
Nutrition Information
Per 1 reindeer dropping
Calories: 63
Total Fat: 2 g
    Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
Sodium: 33 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 11 g
    Dietary Fiber: 1 g
Protein: 1 g