Valentine's Buttercreams

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These homemade buttercream candies are easily made with powdered sugar, butter and cream cheese.

  • Preparation Time: 1 Hrs 10 min
  • Chilling Time: 2 Hrs 30 min
  • Yield: 5 dozen candies
  • Contributed by Jenn b aka Mom2sam and Tiny at World Recipes Y-Group





  1. Combine butter and cream cheese in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth.
  2. Add vanilla; Continue beating until well mixed.
  3. Reduce speed to low. Beat, gradually adding powdered sugar, until well mixed. (if mixture is too soft, cover and refrigerate 1 hour or until firm enough to form balls.)
  4. Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of mixture into 1-inch balls.
  5. Place onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets.
  6. Cover loosely; Refrigerate until firm (2 hours or overnight).
  7. Melt chocolate chips and shortening in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth (3 to 4 minutes).
  8. Dip buttercreams into chocolate mixture using toothpicks; Let excess chocolate drip off.
  9. Place onto waxed paper-lined baking sheet.
  10. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes to set.

Nutritional information

Nutrition Facts (1 candy):

  • Calories: 80
  • Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 5 mg
  • Sodium: 20 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0g


  1. substitute 1½ teaspoons almond, orange or rum extract.